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USC Football Players Excitedly Mob Head Coach Clay Helton After Announcement (Video)

Clay Helton is no longer the interim head football coach at the University of Southern California. Athletic Director Pat Haden announced that the school was promoting Helton and officially removing the interim tag from his title — a designation that made the day of Helton’s players. “I am extremely humbled,” Helton said in a statement, via ESPN. “During my six years here...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC football alumni angry at AD Pat Haden over Helton

USC tabbed Clay Helton as the football team’s next head coach after he went 5-2 (5-1 Pac-12) on an interim basis in 2015, but some former Trojans players are none too happy with AD Pat Haden over the decision according to a series of tweets by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. #USC is a great coaching job (talent, recruiting base, tradition, $$$) yet last 3 hires: Lane Kiffin, Sark...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: USC players react to learning Clay Helton named full-time head coach

The USC Trojans removed the interim tag from Clay Helton as he was named the full-time head coach today. His players seemed to be OK with the move. The Trojans were smart to get this move out of the way. The team was left in a good amount of turmoil and potentially in jeopardy of not making a bowl when Steve Sarkisian was fired back in October. Helton has done an amazing job getting...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC QB Cody Kessler comments on coach Clay Helton

The USC Trojans have announced that Clay Helton will remain the head coach for the school long-term. Cody Kessler will not be back for the Trojans next season, but he commented on Helton sticking on as the head coach and gave his thoughts about him. Cody Kessler: “Coach Helton is a great coach and an even better person. He has kept us together. He is the same guy every day....
Via Campus Sports Net
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: USC players go wild when they learn Clay Helton named full-time head coach

The USC Trojans football team braved a rocky start to its 2015 campaign that saw the Oct. 12 dismissal of head coach Steve Sarkisian after only one and a half seasons at the helm.After Sarkisian's termination, interim head coach Clay Helton led the squad to a 5-2 record with victories over No. 3-ranked Utah and No. 22-ranked UCLA as they improved to 8-4 overall. Now No. 24-ranked...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: USC players mob Clay Helton after announcement

The USC Trojans officially removed the interim tag from Clay Helton, making him the team’s permanent football coach. Helton took over for Steve Sarkisian mid season, and led the Trojans to a 5-2 record as well as a berth in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Because of his success at the helm, the school decided to reward him with a three-year contract that includes a two-year option...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Trojan players mob Clay Helton after learning of his hiring

USC players seemed thrilled about Clay Helton's promotion. Kirby Lee USA TodayIt seems as though the Trojan players are very excited about Clay Helton being named as the university's permanent head coach. USC athletic director Pat Haden announced to the team on Monday morning that Helton was no longer the interim head coach, but rather he would get the job permanently. The current...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

USC reached out to Jack Del Rio about head coaching job

The USC Trojans made Clay Helton their permanent head coach today, but also looked to the NFL for a candidate. Per a tweet from’s Ian Rapoport, the Trojans reached out to not only Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly, but also Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, who said he would remain in Oakland. Along with Chip Kelly, #USC reached out to Jack Del Rio to gauge his interest...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clay Helton hired as USC's permanent coach after Trojans beat UCLA

Southern California hired Clay Helton as its permanent coach on Monday, removing the interim tag after he guided the team to a division title since taking over for Steve Sarkisian.

Report: USC Football Alumni Angry About Pat Haden’s Handling Of USC Coaching Search

USC, thought by many to be the best available job in college football, somewhat surprisingly filled its opening by promoting interim head coach Clay Helton this afternoon. Helton has been solid filling in for the fired Steve Sarkisian, and has the support of the current Trojans, but according to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman, the move is not so popular with Trojan alumni. #USC is...
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“But What About The Moon?” Clay Helton, USC, and Conrad Hilton

As you know, the very notion of a Carousel — the Coaching Carousel — conjures images of Mad Men and Don Draper’s most iconic sales pitch. Monday morning, a spot on the spinning Carousel was filled, and as a result, it’s impossible to resist another reference to a Don Draper moment in the conference room with a client. In season three of Mad Men, we are treated to the spectacle...
Via The Student Section
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USC names Helton permanent coach after Trojans beat UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California hired Clay Helton as its permanent coach, removing the interim tag after he guided the team to a division title since taking over for Steve Sarkisian. Helton was offensive coordinator when Sarkisian was fired after five games. The Trojans have gone 5-2 since and beat UCLA on Saturday to clinch the Pac-12 South and a spot in the conference championship...
Via AP on Fox
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Clay Helton given permanent role as head coach at USC

There is some big news as USC prepares to take on Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship game. Interim head coach Clay Helton has been named permanent head coach of the USC Trojans. USC announced the move this morning. OFFICIAL: Clay Helton named permanent USC head coach by athletic director Pat Haden. #FightOn — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) November 30, 2015 Helton took over mid...
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USC Names Clay Helton Permanent Head Coach

The USC Trojans have a new head football coach. Monday morning, the school officially announced that interim head coach Clay Helton, who took over for Steve Sarkisian mid-season, has landed the full-time gig. Helton posted a 5-2 record with the Trojans in seven games this year, including an important rivalry game victory over UCLA this past Saturday. He also led the team to a Pac...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UCLA Bruins vs. USC Trojans: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday two Pac-12 schools face off against one another when the UCLA Bruins travel to take on the USC Trojans. No. 22 UCLA (8-3) and USC each look for their sixth conference win of the season. Coverage of this game airs on ABC or ESPN2 depending on your market beginning at 3:30 pm ET from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Odds: USC is a 4 point favorite against UCLA. The...
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USC Offensive Lineman Zach Banner Posts Uplifting Message Following Loss To Oregon

USC lost 48-28 on the road to Oregon this afternoon. The Trojans fell behind 38-14 before scoring back-to-back touchdowns, but ultimately could not slow the Ducks down enough.   Despite the defeat, which dropped USC’s record to 7-4 on the season, starting offensive tackle Zach Banner saw signs of encouragement. He shared them in an uplifting Twitter post after the game. Losing...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football vs USC preview

After last week’s upset win over no. 7 Stanford there I had one general takeaway from the game: Oregon football is still Oregon football. The Ducks kept their hopes alive for a berth in the Pac 12 championship game with a narrow 38-36 victory at The Farm last week to move to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in Pac 12 play for the season. The offense exploded for 436 total yards with three scoring...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: USC 'cronyism' is keeping AD Pat Haden in power

Athletic director Pat Haden is responsible for the circus USC football has become over the last few years, and many believe he should be removed.FS1's Petros Papadakis, a former USC player, explains why that will be difficult -- even if everyone wants him out -- because of the power Haden still holds with USC's highest power brokers.Click on the embedded player above to listen to...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronald Jones II is close to becoming USC's greatest freshman tailback ever

Ronald Jones could become the greatest freshman running back in USC history. Jonathan Dyer USA TodayUSC has had many great running backs, including Heisman Trophy winners Reggie Bush (vacated), Charles White, Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson and Marcus Allen. However, none of them have ever done what freshman tailback Ronald Jones II has a chance to do.With 710 yards rushing on the season...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things you need to know before CU takes on USC in final home game

The Colorado Buffaloes are heading down the homestretch, and if they want any chance of playing in a bowl game this season, they need to take care of business against the USC Trojans in their final home game of the year. That won’t be easy, though, as the 6-3 Trojans are 16-point favorites over the 4-6 Buffs. And given that the Buffs have lost five of their last six games, you’d...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

This Matte Black USC Football Concept Helmet Is Very Bold

USC doesn’t play around with many alternate uniform looks. The Trojans have a metallic version of their existing helmet, but it is still very true to the classic look. A new concept helmet by designer “Home Grown Helmets” throws that all out the window. He uses a black matte shell, shiny chrome SC and Trojan logos on the sides, and a script “Trojans” on the back. There’s...
Via College Spun
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rapid Reaction: USC’s Big Win Over Utah

Even though the USC Trojans entered Saturday night’s game against the Utah Utes as seven-point favorites, most college football experts expected this contest to be a close one. It wasn’t. Thanks to a couple of interceptions and a costly penalty, the Trojans raced out to a 35-17 lead, turning this one into a laugher late in the third quarter. From that point on, USC played with...
Via The Student Section
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Here’s Video Of USC Celebrating In The Locker Room Following Its Win Over No. 3 Utah

It turns out Las Vegas knew something the rest of us didn’t. USC, which was favored by almost a touchdown against No. 3 Utah, delivered, dominating the Utes en route to a 42-24 victory. After the contest, which featured three interceptions by freshman linebacker Cameron Smith, the team celebrated the first win of the year for interim coach Clay Helton.  Here’s video of the team...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: USC’s Cameron Smith had 3 INTs of Travis Wilson

True freshman Cameron Smith….have yourself a game! USC 14, Utah 14. The Trojans tie things up courtesy of this clutch interception by freshman Cam Smith (LIVE on FOX): — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) October 25, 2015 Pick Six…. @Utah_Football is officially on #UPSETALERT#UTAHvsUSC Watch live now on FOX! — Pac-12 Networks...
Via The Student Section
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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