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Clay Helton At Pac-12 Media Day

Clay Helton At Pac-12 Media Day

Clay Helton said cornerback Trey Davis entered the NCAA transfer portal because of a family matter. He said cornerback Jaylen Watson and offensive lineman Tilini Livai did not qualifiy academically.

Helton said Bru McCoy and Chris Steele are going through the NCAA waiver process and he thinks a decision will be made before the first game.

Helton on last season: "When you have a 5-7 year, you own it, and take it on yourself. It was important to understand how we got beat, especially those last three games. It was nothing the opponent did. We beat ourselves. That’s on me."

Wide receiver Michael Pittman said he does not believe Helton can get fired this season.

"We’re not really concerned about that because we don’t think it’s going to happen," Pittman said.

Back to Helton. UCLA tailback Joshua Kelly rushed for 289 yards and two touchdowns in the Bruins’ 34-27 victory. Notre Dame outscored USC, 17-0, in the second half until a garbage-time TD by the Trojans in the final minute.

That is not, “We beat ourselves.”

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