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Clay Helton named permanent head coach


Just a couple days after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA for the first time in four seasons, Clay Helton has been named the USC football program’s permanent head coach, athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning. The 43-year old Helton, who previously took over on an interim basis for Steve Sarkisian on Oct. 12, […]

Sarkisian has what it takes to thrive at USC


In January 2010, then-Athletic Director Mike Garrett offered the job of head football coach to a former USC assistant after the departure of Pete Carroll. Steve Sarkisian, who a little over one year earlier had been named the head coach at Washington, declined the offer, insisting that he felt uneasy about leaving Seattle after just […]