(Updated) Monday update on Helton’s future as USC head coach (Sunday recap) ErikMcKinney Administrator Staff Member Joined: Apr 17, 2018 Messages: 5,050 Likes Received: 12,202 Dec 1, 2019 #1 Wanted to jump back in here to give a Monday morning update on the Sunday Clay Helton situation and a little transparency on our end. What we first heard Sunday from multiple sources was that Clay Helton had been fired. Digging further, despite them being adamant in their initial statements, this turned out to be speculation as to what they felt would happen, and feel will eventually happen. In following up, we also heard from several sources that nothing had been said or announced, which is why we held off on running a report stating one way or the other. There was a report from Sports Illustrated stating that Mike Bohn planned to fire Clay Helton in the coming days. USC fired back at that report in a big way, giving strong statements to national writers that Bohn had made no decision yet. There was no decision announced on Sunday, and while some players were surprised by a team meeting being announced for 5:30 Sunday evening, USC’s statement was that the meeting had been scheduled for weeks in the event that Utah beat Colorado to advance to the Pac-12 South Championship game. At the meeting, Helton addressed the team to state that he would be their coach for as long as they let him. Helton was out recruiting on Sunday, as USC wide receiver commit Joshua Jackson tweeted a photo of Helton and Keary Colbert during his in-home visit. News as to Helton’s future is certainly expected by the end of the week, and potentially as early as today, but nothing confirmed there. PickSicx, RPBSC, KiwiSCfan and 16 others like this.