We have a great man as our head coach!

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  1. We have a great man as our head coach!
    DPforlife

    DPforlife Junior Member


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    Took my two daughters (14 and 12) and niece and nephew to campus today. Niece and nephew live in DC, but niece is rising hs senior and applying to SC. Had a great tour with the admissions department, then hopped over to practice.

    Coach Helton walked the sideline and shook hands with every fan there to watch practice today. Very genuine - very welcoming and just exudes an extremely humble spirit.

    My kids and niece/nephew asked if that was normal. Told them I think it's very normal for Helton - as it's just who he is. Also told them I don't think that would happen at most places.

    I think these players are fortunate to have him as their coach.
     
       
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    AnnenbergGrad Junior Member


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    Have to agree. He exudes a comfort in his own skin and quiet confidence, unlike some of our previous coaches. And I think he's going to bring home the Ws too.
     
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    listen2menow&hearmelater Junior Member


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    I agree. In my interactions with Coach Helton and in every interaction I have seen with others, he has been a gentleman in every sense of the word. It would be awesome if this translates into a long career of wins at USC.
     
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    Hope he does. It'd be great to see him stick around for a long time. Helton is a man during a time when we seem to see so few of them in the public eye. His immediate two predecessors were boys.
     
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    FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL
     
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    Exactly, players coach, high moral character and is still learning as he becomes a very good coach. Hope in in few years we are saying that Clay is a great head coach! We are fortunate to have him and I can't wait for the season to start! Fight On!!
     
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    In the very least, we wont be a ranting drunken mess....or a sociopath like the last two full time HCs
     
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    Great Story DP. Thanks for Sharing
     
  9. GaryD41

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    He's also a good Football coach. Just for comparisons....

    UW's Petersen is a great coach, but in the PAC12 he has been a good to very good coach as HC (41 games) at UW and in the PAC12. Helton has his ups and downs (23 games) but I was surprised when comparing the 2 in the PAC12 as HCs so far. Obviously its the question of how good was each team they inherited.

    Overall record: Petersen 27-14-.659; Helton 16-7-.695
    Conference record: Petersen 17-11-.607; Helton 12-4-.750
    Vs top 10/top25: Petersen 2-3/6-9; Helton 3-3/6-7
    Bowl record: Petersen 1-2; Helton 2-1.
    Head to head- Helton 1-0, Petersen 0-1.

    Not sure what it proves, but it doesn't prove Petersen is better than Helton at this point. Fight on Coach Helton.
     
  10. trojan07

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    Can guarantee that you wouldn't have gotten the same from Sark or Kiffin...
     

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