The senior linebacker went down with a knee injury Tuesday requiring surgery.
For fans of storied college football programs, a reassuring feeling surfaces every year. Bolstered by NFL Draft hype and heralded recruiting classes, institutions such as USC always feel on the verge of national dominance. This perspective has no reason to falter for Trojan fans this year, as head coach Clay Helton’s squad will more likely […]
The quarterback and coach led USC to its Rose Bowl-winning 2016-17 season.
I like Clay Helton, I really do. I respect him. He is a man of faith and integrity. He truly cares, and players like him. However, being a great guy doesn’t mean you should be the head football coach at USC. Nice only gets you so far, and clearly not far enough for victory. That was […]
After getting blown out by No. 1 Alabama to start the season, USC players and coaches kept reminding the media that their season would not be defined by one game. Now, following a 27-10 loss to No. 7 Stanford on Saturday on the road and another uninspiring defeat to a top-10 opponent, perhaps there is […]
Following a forgettable opening season defeat to Alabama, USC needed a strong, all-around win against Utah State on Saturday for a multitude of reasons — and the Trojans got it. It was a night-and-day comparison to last Saturday’s performance in Arlington, as the Trojans dominated on offense, defense and special teams to the tune of a 45-7 […]
I don’t think Clay Helton can beat Alabama. Of course, it won’t be just Helton out there on Saturday against the Crimson Tide. It’s not a chess match between him and Nick Saban. Coaches can only do so much. But I don’t think Helton is the kind of coach who will lead USC to victory […]
USC’s head football coach will seek a career-defining victory against Alabama.
It appears Clay Helton is bringing the band back together. On Tuesday, the USC football head coach announced the return of John Baxter as special teams coordinator amidst numerous media reports that Clancy Pendergast would also return as defensive coordinator. Pendergast served as USC’s defensive coordinator in 2013, when he helped construct a defense that […]
Adoree’ Jackson may play both offense and defense on the field, but his versatility stretches well beyond football. The USC sophomore standout will pursue a spot in the upcoming 2016 Olympics as a long jumper. As a result, Jackson has been excused from spring practice by head coach Clay Helton in order to focus on […]