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Sunday Night With Tone-Deaf Clay Helton

I need to prepare you for this comment by Clay Helton. It was made in reference to dealing with injuries and game adjustments. “This is one of the better coaching jobs I’ve seen by assistant coaches,” Helton said. Simply incredible. With everything going on the past two seasons and shortcomings on display even yesterday, he’s stubbornly defending his assistant coaches. Were they making adjustments by … Continue reading Sunday Night With Tone-Deaf Clay Helton

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Slim Pickings On This USC Staff

A former USC All-American called me today and wanted to know who would even be qualified to serve as interim coach if Clay Helton were fired? “Dave Levy and Marv Goux,” I said. It can’t be Clancy (No Personality) Pendergast with his defense that ranks No. 86 nationally. It can’t John (I’m coaching as bad as I can) Baxter. It can’t be Genius Graham Harrell. … Continue reading Slim Pickings On This USC Staff

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Let’s See How The Genius Is Doing

This post is for everyone who said before the season they were completely confident Graham Harrell would transform USC and succeed. Here is where USC ranks in some offensive categories: No. 84 in passing yards per completion No. 92 in red-zone offense No. 95 in time of possession No. 100 in rushing offense No. 125 in passes had intercepted What bothers me more, of course, … Continue reading Let’s See How The Genius Is Doing

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USC Morning Buzz: Mike Bohn Didn’t Acknowledge Victory*

Does it matter that USC athletic director Mike Bohn has not mentioned the victory over Arizona State on twitter but retweeted the women’s volleyball winning last night twice? Maybe Bohn doesn’t want to get killed on twitter for saying something positive about the Arizona State game. Or maybe he is just happy volleyball beat Colorado, where he was fired. UPDATED: Since I wrote this, it … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Mike Bohn Didn’t Acknowledge Victory*

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How On Earth Did Clay Helton Retain John Baxter?

Clay Helton knew he was on the hot seat after last season. He needed to make massive changes. For some reason, he kept special teams coach John Baxter and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. For now, let’s focus on Baxter. USC’s special teams have become comically bad. The kickoff team looks like a high school team. USC gave up a 97-yard return and Helton said he … Continue reading How On Earth Did Clay Helton Retain John Baxter?