DaFireMedic Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 6,103 Likes Received: 8,010 Jan 5, 2019 #41 I’m not sure why anyone would think that good coaches would not work under Clay Helton. Kingsbury chose USC over numerous other offers, some probably paying even more. It seems that some are translating their personal dislike for Helton into thinking that all other coaches feel the same way. Just a few of the reasons a good coach would want to come to USC to be OC under Helton: They would be coming to USC, the premiere football school in the western United States, with recruiting power unmatched by any other school in the region. And yes, we are still USC. USC has opened up the checkbook for KK, They certainly would for another top OC as well. Pay won’t likely be an issue. That OC would have full control of the offense in a no lose situation with a huge opportunity to shine. Restoring USC’s offense would look pretty good come negotiation time wherever you go next. You are starting with talent at the skill positions (including 3 talented QB’s) that are among the best in the nation, and a good OC would have the aforementioned recruiting power to maintain it. Helton is an easy going (probably too easy going) guy. You won’t see him in his OC’s face chewing him out ala Saban/Kiffen. If you don’t think this matters, try working with an overbearing boss. There’s a pretty decent chance to take over as HC. There really arent many other options on USC’s staff to turn the reins over to should USC release Helton within the next year. It’s a foot in the door to one of the premiere HC jobs in the country. These are just a few off the top of my head, I’m sure there are many more. I believe that any available OC would be foolish to decline coming to USC solely because of Helton. And if he’s that foolish, I don’t want him here anyway. KiwiSCfan, woohit42, Ventura Trojan and 2 others like this.