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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will soon start piling up on Carol Folt’s desk. The USC president did the competition a favor W… Read full article: USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giv...→

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

The notes of appreciation, sent from football offices throughout the Pac-12 and the Power Five, will soon start piling up on Carol Folt’s desk. The USC president did the competition a favor W… Read full article: USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giv...→

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Stanford blew a 21-point lead in the second half at USC and lost 82-78 in overtime in Los Angeles on Saturday. Read full article: Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big l...→

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

Despite a young team and several new faces, the Trojans are 11-2 and have won five in a row going into Thursday’s conference opener at Washington State. Read full article: USC men’s basketball riding hot streak i...→

USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San Diego's Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 - Times of San Diego

USC will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at SDCCU Stadium in a matchup of two teams with three-game winning streaks. Read full article: USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San...→

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

Following days of speculation, USC has decided to stay the course with its embattled football coach. Read full article: USC head coach Clay Helton will return f...→

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020 season. Read full article: Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as ...→

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

USC fans hoping to get some clarity on Sunday about the status of head football coach Clay Helton were left with only more confusion after their were conflicting reports regarding his future. Read full article: Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds ...→

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

Michael Pittman Jr., John Houston Jr. and Christian Rector are former local stars who have been through a lot as USC, with only eight seniors, prepares for an emotional regular-season finale agains… Read full article: USC football seniors are few but 3 Troja...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

It’s worth addressing now that we’re into November and Oregon is without a blemish in conference play. The Ducks are on the brink — more precisely: they’re on the edge of th… Read full article: Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC...→

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

Trojans will play all nine Pac-12 opponents from their 2019 slate, in addition to taking on Alabama to start the season and Notre Dame to finish it. Read full article: USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Tro...→

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

When USC lost in overtime to BYU in Week 3, it seemed like the Trojans were headed to another losing season, the second in a row. Four more games remained against top-25 teams, and the Trojans had … Read full article: USC football 2019 in review: What went r...→

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

The first day of the third early-signing period was relatively drama free for the Pac-12. Oregon grabbed coveted inside linebacker Justin Flowe, Arizona State flipped receiver Johnny Wilson, USC go… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washing...→

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Instant reaction to the Pac-12 bowl assignments and pairings, which went as expected and are as follows: Rose: Oregon vs Wisconsin Alamo: Utah vs. Texas Holiday: USC vs. Iowa Redbox: Cal vs. Illino… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose...→

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the... Read full article: USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fa...→

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Evaluating the coaching staff and finishing up the recruiting class top Helton’s to-do list now that USC has decided to retain him for a fifth season. Read full article: Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now tha...→

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

New USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn announced Wednesday that Clay Helton will remain the team's head coach going into the 2020 season. Read full article: Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Co...→

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

*** Enjoy the Hotline’s coverage of Pac-12 football, basketball and business affairs? It’s available for $1 per week for a year or through a monthly rate: 99 cents for the first month and cancel an… Read full article: For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton...→

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

When your pitch man is a lame duck, and everybody from here to Pyongyang knows he’s a lame duck, it’s better to pull the trigger a year too soon than a year too late. Mike Bobo, 2-13 lifetime with … Read full article: Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay H...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

The Trojans’ noisiest football supporters figure a new athletic director means Meyer will be coming aboard soon, but is that really the wisest course for a university rocked by so many recent… Read full article: Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban...→

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

UCLA is looking for its fifth athletic director in the past half century. USC is looking for its fourth AD this decade. Vital to the schools, crucial for the conference and closely watched across t… Read full article: Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA...→

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Washington played its best game of the season to capture a 72-40 win over USC, but can the Huskies repeat this performance when they travel to the Bay Area this week for their Pac-12 road opener? Read full article: Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point...→

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Instant reaction to Pac-12 developments on, and off, the field … 1. It’s Groundhog Clay. Good news, USC fans: After the Holiday Bowl, coach Clay Helton said he plans to “go back and eva… Read full article: Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helt...→

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

The attention today, understandably, is on talent acquisition. Our focus here, however, is on the other half of the equation: What happens to that talent once it arrives on campus. That matters, to… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale ...→

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

With Oregon Rose Bowl-bound and Utah likely headed to the Alamo Bowl, the Trojans appear destined to stay in-state this December. Read full article: USC bowl destination clearer after Orego...→

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Get ready for another hot-seat season as the Trojans ignore the naysayers and bring back Helton, but what should the expectations be from here on out? Read full article: Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the cr...→

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Here’s a review of Helton’s Trojans tenure, from his interim start in 2015 to a difficult end to 2018 to surviving 2019. Read full article: Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a lo...→

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

USC remains in its self-imposed purgatory, leaving Helton, the coaching staff and the players hanging as they wait for an indication about their fates, but the coaches have been out recruiting. Read full article: Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they ...→

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Despite all the rivalry storylines, the Trojans are 7-4 with coaching rumors swirling going into their crosstown showdown and regular-season finale at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Memoria… Read full article: Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over U...→

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

The Pac-12’s playoff contenders didn’t budge in the selection committee rankings released Tuesday afternoon. But goodness, did they receive a boost. Make that boosts. Above No. 6 Oregon… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto...→

Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find value in USC despite the carnage

Raphael Esparza, handicapper for Doc’s Sports, says the wise guys have found value in USC as a slight underdog at Arizona State, despite all the Trojans’ woes. Read full article: Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find...→

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Stanford blew a 21-point lead in the second half at USC and lost 82-78 in overtime in Los Angeles on Saturday. Read full article: Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big l...→

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Washington played its best game of the season to capture a 72-40 win over USC, but can the Huskies repeat this performance when they travel to the Bay Area this week for their Pac-12 road opener? Read full article: Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point...→

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

When USC lost in overtime to BYU in Week 3, it seemed like the Trojans were headed to another losing season, the second in a row. Four more games remained against top-25 teams, and the Trojans had … Read full article: USC football 2019 in review: What went r...→

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

The attention today, understandably, is on talent acquisition. Our focus here, however, is on the other half of the equation: What happens to that talent once it arrives on campus. That matters, to… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale ...→

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Instant reaction to the Pac-12 bowl assignments and pairings, which went as expected and are as follows: Rose: Oregon vs Wisconsin Alamo: Utah vs. Texas Holiday: USC vs. Iowa Redbox: Cal vs. Illino… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose...→

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Get ready for another hot-seat season as the Trojans ignore the naysayers and bring back Helton, but what should the expectations be from here on out? Read full article: Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the cr...→

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Evaluating the coaching staff and finishing up the recruiting class top Helton’s to-do list now that USC has decided to retain him for a fifth season. Read full article: Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now tha...→

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020 season. Read full article: Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as ...→

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

USC remains in its self-imposed purgatory, leaving Helton, the coaching staff and the players hanging as they wait for an indication about their fates, but the coaches have been out recruiting. Read full article: Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they ...→

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

*** Enjoy the Hotline’s coverage of Pac-12 football, basketball and business affairs? It’s available for $1 per week for a year or through a monthly rate: 99 cents for the first month and cancel an… Read full article: For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton...→

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Despite all the rivalry storylines, the Trojans are 7-4 with coaching rumors swirling going into their crosstown showdown and regular-season finale at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Memoria… Read full article: Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over U...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find value in USC despite the carnage

Raphael Esparza, handicapper for Doc’s Sports, says the wise guys have found value in USC as a slight underdog at Arizona State, despite all the Trojans’ woes. Read full article: Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find...→

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

UCLA is looking for its fifth athletic director in the past half century. USC is looking for its fourth AD this decade. Vital to the schools, crucial for the conference and closely watched across t… Read full article: Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA...→

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

Trojans will play all nine Pac-12 opponents from their 2019 slate, in addition to taking on Alabama to start the season and Notre Dame to finish it. Read full article: USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Tro...→

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

Despite a young team and several new faces, the Trojans are 11-2 and have won five in a row going into Thursday’s conference opener at Washington State. Read full article: USC men’s basketball riding hot streak i...→

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Instant reaction to Pac-12 developments on, and off, the field … 1. It’s Groundhog Clay. Good news, USC fans: After the Holiday Bowl, coach Clay Helton said he plans to “go back and eva… Read full article: Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helt...→

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

The first day of the third early-signing period was relatively drama free for the Pac-12. Oregon grabbed coveted inside linebacker Justin Flowe, Arizona State flipped receiver Johnny Wilson, USC go… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washing...→

USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San Diego's Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 - Times of San Diego

USC will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at SDCCU Stadium in a matchup of two teams with three-game winning streaks. Read full article: USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San...→

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

With Oregon Rose Bowl-bound and Utah likely headed to the Alamo Bowl, the Trojans appear destined to stay in-state this December. Read full article: USC bowl destination clearer after Orego...→

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the... Read full article: USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fa...→

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

Following days of speculation, USC has decided to stay the course with its embattled football coach. Read full article: USC head coach Clay Helton will return f...→

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Here’s a review of Helton’s Trojans tenure, from his interim start in 2015 to a difficult end to 2018 to surviving 2019. Read full article: Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a lo...→

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

New USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn announced Wednesday that Clay Helton will remain the team's head coach going into the 2020 season. Read full article: Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Co...→

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

USC fans hoping to get some clarity on Sunday about the status of head football coach Clay Helton were left with only more confusion after their were conflicting reports regarding his future. Read full article: Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds ...→

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

When your pitch man is a lame duck, and everybody from here to Pyongyang knows he’s a lame duck, it’s better to pull the trigger a year too soon than a year too late. Mike Bobo, 2-13 lifetime with … Read full article: Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay H...→

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

Michael Pittman Jr., John Houston Jr. and Christian Rector are former local stars who have been through a lot as USC, with only eight seniors, prepares for an emotional regular-season finale agains… Read full article: USC football seniors are few but 3 Troja...→

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

The Pac-12’s playoff contenders didn’t budge in the selection committee rankings released Tuesday afternoon. But goodness, did they receive a boost. Make that boosts. Above No. 6 Oregon… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto...→

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

The Trojans’ noisiest football supporters figure a new athletic director means Meyer will be coming aboard soon, but is that really the wisest course for a university rocked by so many recent… Read full article: Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban...→

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

It’s worth addressing now that we’re into November and Oregon is without a blemish in conference play. The Ducks are on the brink — more precisely: they’re on the edge of th… Read full article: Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC...→

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big lead, loses to USC

Stanford blew a 21-point lead in the second half at USC and lost 82-78 in overtime in Los Angeles on Saturday. Read full article: Pac-12 basketball: Stanford wastes big l...→

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Trojans face tough road

Trojans will play all nine Pac-12 opponents from their 2019 slate, in addition to taking on Alabama to start the season and Notre Dame to finish it. Read full article: USC 2020 football schedule analysis: Tro...→

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point blowout, but where was this team in Pac-12 opener upset loss?

Washington played its best game of the season to capture a 72-40 win over USC, but can the Huskies repeat this performance when they travel to the Bay Area this week for their Pac-12 road opener? Read full article: Analysis: UW men clobber USC in 32-point...→

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

USC men’s basketball riding hot streak into Pac-12 play

Despite a young team and several new faces, the Trojans are 11-2 and have won five in a row going into Thursday’s conference opener at Washington State. Read full article: USC men’s basketball riding hot streak i...→

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

USC football 2019 in review: What went right, what went wrong, what’s next for Trojans

When USC lost in overtime to BYU in Week 3, it seemed like the Trojans were headed to another losing season, the second in a row. Four more games remained against top-25 teams, and the Trojans had … Read full article: USC football 2019 in review: What went r...→

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helton cuts key staffers, Eason bolts UW, the muddled North and context on WSU

Instant reaction to Pac-12 developments on, and off, the field … 1. It’s Groundhog Clay. Good news, USC fans: After the Holiday Bowl, coach Clay Helton said he plans to “go back and eva… Read full article: Saturday Night Five: USC collapses, Helt...→

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washington, ASU thrive while USC craters (and the gaping hole in the Pac-12 pipeline)

The first day of the third early-signing period was relatively drama free for the Pac-12. Oregon grabbed coveted inside linebacker Justin Flowe, Arizona State flipped receiver Johnny Wilson, USC go… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting recap: Oregon, Washing...→

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale of two coaching staffs

The attention today, understandably, is on talent acquisition. Our focus here, however, is on the other half of the equation: What happens to that talent once it arrives on campus. That matters, to… Read full article: Pac-12 recruiting: USC, Utah and a tale ...→

USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San Diego's Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 - Times of San Diego

USC will face Iowa in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 at SDCCU Stadium in a matchup of two teams with three-game winning streaks. Read full article: USC Trojans to Face Iowa Hawkeyes in San...→

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose, Utah to the Alamo and loads of intrigue on multiple fronts (hello, USC)

Instant reaction to the Pac-12 bowl assignments and pairings, which went as expected and are as follows: Rose: Oregon vs Wisconsin Alamo: Utah vs. Texas Holiday: USC vs. Iowa Redbox: Cal vs. Illino… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl pairings: Oregon to the Rose...→

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

USC bowl destination clearer after Oregon’s win in Pac-12 title game

With Oregon Rose Bowl-bound and Utah likely headed to the Alamo Bowl, the Trojans appear destined to stay in-state this December. Read full article: USC bowl destination clearer after Orego...→

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the... Read full article: USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fa...→

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the critics and the odds, so now what?

Get ready for another hot-seat season as the Trojans ignore the naysayers and bring back Helton, but what should the expectations be from here on out? Read full article: Whicker: USC and Clay Helton defy the cr...→

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

USC head coach Clay Helton will return for fifth season

Following days of speculation, USC has decided to stay the course with its embattled football coach. Read full article: USC head coach Clay Helton will return f...→

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now that he’s back as the USC football coach

Evaluating the coaching staff and finishing up the recruiting class top Helton’s to-do list now that USC has decided to retain him for a fifth season. Read full article: Top 4 priorities for Clay Helton now tha...→

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a look at his 5 years as head football coach

Here’s a review of Helton’s Trojans tenure, from his interim start in 2015 to a difficult end to 2018 to surviving 2019. Read full article: Clay Helton is back at USC – here’s a lo...→

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as Coach for USC Trojans in 2020

The USC Trojans have announced that head coach Clay Helton will return to the football team for the 2020 season. Read full article: Breaking News: Clay Helton to Return as ...→

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Coach For 2020 Season

New USC Athletic Director Mike Bohn announced Wednesday that Clay Helton will remain the team's head coach going into the 2020 season. Read full article: Clay Helton To Remain As USC Football Co...→

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they wait for decision on future

USC remains in its self-imposed purgatory, leaving Helton, the coaching staff and the players hanging as they wait for an indication about their fates, but the coaches have been out recruiting. Read full article: Clay Helton, USC staff carry on as they ...→

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds as USC waits to make decision on his fate

USC fans hoping to get some clarity on Sunday about the status of head football coach Clay Helton were left with only more confusion after their were conflicting reports regarding his future. Read full article: Day of confusion on Clay Helton unfolds ...→

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton is greater than the cost of firing him

*** Enjoy the Hotline’s coverage of Pac-12 football, basketball and business affairs? It’s available for $1 per week for a year or through a monthly rate: 99 cents for the first month and cancel an… Read full article: For USC, the cost of keeping Clay Helton...→

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay Helton of the Mountain West Conference

When your pitch man is a lame duck, and everybody from here to Pyongyang knows he’s a lame duck, it’s better to pull the trigger a year too soon than a year too late. Mike Bobo, 2-13 lifetime with … Read full article: Keeler: Mike Bobo just became the Clay H...→

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over UCLA game

Despite all the rivalry storylines, the Trojans are 7-4 with coaching rumors swirling going into their crosstown showdown and regular-season finale at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Los Angeles Memoria… Read full article: Clay Helton’s future at USC looms over U...→

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

USC football seniors are few but 3 Trojans stand tall

Michael Pittman Jr., John Houston Jr. and Christian Rector are former local stars who have been through a lot as USC, with only eight seniors, prepares for an emotional regular-season finale agains… Read full article: USC football seniors are few but 3 Troja...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts position on NIL, ADs on night games, Mike Bohn on Clay Helton, UCLA’s search and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 20, has been made available in… Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 shifts positi...→

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto the (selection committee) scene, does Oregon and Utah a solid

The Pac-12’s playoff contenders didn’t budge in the selection committee rankings released Tuesday afternoon. But goodness, did they receive a boost. Make that boosts. Above No. 6 Oregon… Read full article: Pac-12 bowl projections: USC bursts onto...→

Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks departure, key basketball games start tonight, USC introduces Mike Bohn and more

*** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week in the summer). This edition, from Nov. 8, has been made available in … Read full article: Hotline newsletter: Pac-12 Networks depa...→

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban Meyer and a delicate decision for USC

The Trojans’ noisiest football supporters figure a new athletic director means Meyer will be coming aboard soon, but is that really the wisest course for a university rocked by so many recent… Read full article: Alexander: Mike Bohn, Clay Helton, Urban...→

Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find value in USC despite the carnage

Raphael Esparza, handicapper for Doc’s Sports, says the wise guys have found value in USC as a slight underdog at Arizona State, despite all the Trojans’ woes. Read full article: Pac-12 picks of the week: Wise guys find...→

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC, Oregon is just three wins from conference perfection

It’s worth addressing now that we’re into November and Oregon is without a blemish in conference play. The Ducks are on the brink — more precisely: they’re on the edge of th… Read full article: Pac-12 power ratings: After smacking USC...→

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA: Financial factors, including Pac-12 revenue woes, impact the process

UCLA is looking for its fifth athletic director in the past half century. USC is looking for its fourth AD this decade. Vital to the schools, crucial for the conference and closely watched across t… Read full article: Updating the AD searches at USC and UCLA...→