USC Reaches New Low In Loss To Cal
What an utter debacle USC has become under Clay Helton.
The Trojans reached a new low Saturday night with a 15-14 loss to Cal that exposed all the problems that always occur under Helton.
“I’m sorry for the 5-5 season, but better days are ahead,” Helton said. “I’m not gonna get overemotional and all of a sudden say the ship sinking.”
News flash to Helton: The ship sank.
USC lost because of issues Helton refuses to fix. So let’s review how Helton and Co. cost USC the game.
Helton refused to replace JT Daniels in the second half. He never should have even started Daniels because Jack Sears deserved to start and Helton paid the price Saturday night.
Helton refused to replace Toa Lobendahn. The center’s bad snap cost USC 2 points and the game. But listen to Helton: “Toa is one of the loves of my life and he will be our center.”
Horrible use of timeouts again. USC called a timeout before a fourth down decision and had none left at the end to stop the clock as Cal had the ball.
Complete lack of discipline. Iman Marshall got a ridiculous unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at the end of the game. Helton lets the players do whatever they want and Marshall’s idiotic reaction cost USC the game.
So what will Lynn Swann do? He is a figurehead so it will probably take an intervention from someone like Willie McGinest to get something done. In the meantime, the losing continues.