In contract buyout, Clay Helton is owed more than $10 million?
Clay Helton had two full years left on the five-year contract extension he signed in February 2018. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Despite being fired by USC on Monday, Clay Helton is not leaving the program empty-handed.

Helton had two full years left on the five-year contract extension he signed in February 2018. He is owed more than $10 million by the program.

That is some good money.

Of course, any future salary Helton earns through other jobs will count against the buyout money. But the Trojans have hefty obligations to pay out to Helton over the next few years.

The big question now is whom USC will hire to replace Helton following some mediocrity since 2018. Here is a look at some potential candidates for the job.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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