Tuesday Whispers: USC Players Tried Intervention On Clay Helton
There has been an unprecedented amount of player frustration recently and it reached such a boiling point that USC players went to Clay Helton with their complaints.
Specifically, a group of players wanted redshirt freshman Jack Sears to start at quarterback.
It was a bold move because JT Daniels is one of Helton’s protected players, which means he starts no matter what. Toa Lobendahn enjoys similar status as does Cameron Smith, to name three players.
The players went to Helton buoyed by Sears’ performance against Arizona State and frustrated by Daniels’ often-ordinary performances.
Helton listened. But obviously chose to keep Daniels at quarterback.
Why? Sources believe Helton is worried he would anger Daniels’ father, who allowed his son to graduate high school early and enroll at USC.
Helton might be known for listening to the players, but he drew the line when it concerned benching JT Daniels.