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Helton Out At USC

Puget Sound Husker

All N
2 Year Member
Wow,

Clay Helton was 48-27 at his Alma Mater with 1 losing season in 8 years and coming off a home loss this past Saturday to the Stanford Cardinal.

YearSchoolGWLTPctSRSSOSAP PreAP HighAP PostBowlNotes
2013USC11001.00013.726.22241919Las Vegas Bowl-W
2015USC9540.55611.537.3986Holiday Bowl-L
2016USC131030.76917.277.042033Rose Bowl-W
2017USC141130.78612.375.094412Cotton Bowl-L
2018USC12570.4172.223.391515
2019USC13850.6158.875.6421Holiday Bowl-L
2020USC6510.8335.32-3.68171321
2021USC2110.5004.32-0.181514
8 YrsUSC7046240.6579.453.862-3
 

HuskerWeatherman

Feral Cat
20 Year Member
Wow,

Clay Helton was 48-27 at his Alma Mater with 1 losing season in 8 years and coming off a home loss this past Saturday to the Stanford Cardinal.

YearSchoolGWLTPctSRSSOSAP PreAP HighAP PostBowlNotes
2013USC11001.00013.726.22241919Las Vegas Bowl-W
2015USC9540.55611.537.3986Holiday Bowl-L
2016USC131030.76917.277.042033Rose Bowl-W
2017USC141130.78612.375.094412Cotton Bowl-L
2018USC12570.4172.223.391515
2019USC13850.6158.875.6421Holiday Bowl-L
2020USC6510.8335.32-3.68171321
2021USC2110.5004.32-0.181514
8 YrsUSC7046240.6579.453.862-3

Though 19-14 since 2018.

There was a large contingency wanting Helton fired in 2018-19.

After getting handled at home against lowly Stanford, I'm not surprised. I'm just surprised it took USC this long to fire Helton.

 
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Beareye

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Early-season or mid-season firings have been USC's M.O. post-Carroll. Kiffin, Sark, and now Helton.

One bad loss was all it took for USC to make the move. USC was 5-1 last year, and they sit at 1-1 this year with a win over a decent SJSU team. Helton had one losing season at USC (2018, I believe).

It will be interesting to see who they get.

Donte Williams now an interim HC... who would have guessed?
 

HuskerSuperGenius

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Losing to Stanford is like losing to Illinois, completely unacceptable to USC fans/donors.

As a conference loss, its significance is magnified in terms of the goals USC has for the season.

Then when UCLA is going 2-0 across the city, Helton's fate was ordained.

Let the rumors begin as to who USC wants and how much they are willing to pay :)
 

Hooked on Huskers

I'm old as a rock
15 Year Member
Wow,

Clay Helton was 48-27 at his Alma Mater with 1 losing season in 8 years and coming off a home loss this past Saturday to the Stanford Cardinal.

YearSchoolGWLTPctSRSSOSAP PreAP HighAP PostBowlNotes
2013USC11001.00013.726.22241919Las Vegas Bowl-W
2015USC9540.55611.537.3986Holiday Bowl-L
2016USC131030.76917.277.042033Rose Bowl-W
2017USC141130.78612.375.094412Cotton Bowl-L
2018USC12570.4172.223.391515
2019USC13850.6158.875.6421Holiday Bowl-L
2020USC6510.8335.32-3.68171321
2021USC2110.5004.32-0.181514
8 YrsUSC7046240.6579.453.862-3
Amazing. Only one losing record (3 years ago; 5W-7L). Watch out for SF !!!

2020 --- Illinois 41 Huskers 23. At home. SF survived (3W-5L)​
2021 --- Trees 42 Condoms 28. At home. CH fired (5W-1L in 2020)​
 
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Puget Sound Husker

All N
2 Year Member
Though 19-14 since 2018.

There was a large contingency wanting Helton fired in 2018-19.

After getting handled at home against lowly Stanford, I'm not surprised. I'm just surprised it took USC this long to fire Helton.

Yep think AD Bohn had seen enough after 2 years and am sure their boosters of substance backed the move. Still somewhat surprising since they were the defending Pac12 South champs. They also opted out of a bowl game last year as well. Will be interesting to see who they go after, they have very deep pockets. Maybe a Head Coach that is tiring of the Pro game perhaps?
 

ksuhusker

In a tree somewhere
5 Year Member
Losing to Stanford is like losing to Illinois, completely unacceptable to USC fans/donors.

As a conference loss, its significance is magnified in terms of the goals USC has for the season.

Then when UCLA is going 2-0 across the city, Helton's fate was ordained.

Let the rumors begin as to who USC wants and how much they are willing to pay :)
Bob Stoops of course, he's about the only coach and not coaching.
 

HuskerSuperGenius

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
Bob Stoops of course, he's about the only coach and not coaching.
Stoops is 60 years old, so he may not be a "long terms answer to USC's coaching issues.

In addition, as any Sooner fan will tell you, he won "only" one National Championship during his tenure in Norman which was always a problem for Sooner fans and wore on Bob who had a tremendous record that "wasn't enough".

Because of that experience Bob may not want anything to do with USC and its expectations.
 
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