The narrative all season was Clay Helton was a dead man walking. Despite a solid season for what was expected, many still speculated that Helton was gone and Urban Meyer was on his way.
Clay Helton Is Hanging On
Well, Meyer never made it and Helton is still standing. Before I bash the USC higher ups, Urban Meyer wasn’t going to USC. I think you can trust enough that feelers were put out to see if there was mutal interest. Clay Helton was kept around because expectations were low this year and no one else has shown interest in USC.
Despite Helton saving his job, USC is still burning. The Trojans finished the early signing period with the 78th ranked class according to 247Sports. If that wasn’t bad enough, they also have just one four star and have the worst class in the Pac-12.
This shouldn’t happen at USC. Southern California is in a recruiting hot bed and they have everything to attract top talent to their school. To finish this low could set the program back even further as they try to build their way back.
If there is anything to take away would be the fact their best commit is an offensive linemen. USC only signed 4 offensive linemen between both the 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes. USC was built to be one of the best 7-on-7 teams in the country. Unfortunately they have to play with an offensive line as well.
The recruiting class and the future may look all doom and gloom for USC fans, but it gets worse. USC has their yearly game against Notre Dame out of conference and they open the year with Alabama in 2020. The most Trojan fans can look forward to in 2019 is their high end skill position players and maybe they finally move on from Clay Helton.
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