Say What?

Lane Kiffin said today that offensive coordinator Clay Helton turned down “big-time offers last year” at top-five schools to be offensive coordinator and stayed at USC out of loyalty to Matt Barkley.

And now Helton is still at USC and might not call plays next season. He’s either making some poor career choices or being led to believe he will call plays. Or both.

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  • ThaiMex

    If he stayed out of loyalty to Barfy, he should have left after the season, right? I guess NOBODY else was seriously interested in Helton. Maybe he is guilty (of incompetence) by association.
    5 & 8…’s gonna be GREAT!
    fit on torgans

  • steveg

    What is it that makes us think Helton can call plays better than Kiffin? I am sure there was a real genuine OC out there we could have gotten, but is this an ego thing with the HC?

  • Hard Way

    Did Kiffin get multiple offers from big-time schools and the NFL to be head coach? Did he stay out of loyalty to Pat Haden?

  • sugar sweeeet Healy referrence wolfman!!

    i recall you have indicated you were a big Healy fan!!

    my Southern Cal buddy loves to remind me of the night Healy zinged me on the air… one of my greatest honors!!!

    • ThaiMex

      Even after Healy’s Passing several years ago….he remains a Bruin For ever. His use of the “MERCY NURSE!” bit by “Harry Hysterical” is TIMELESS!
      For TWO YEARS I had the privilege of working with “JIMMA”. I had the cubicle next to his at good ol’ Metromedia on Sunset. His dislike for pompous SUCks types was exceeded only by his incredible sharp stinging wit. SUCks can have “Brick the Vic” and all those similar types. We’ll take Big Joe and Healy any day of the week.
      fit on torgans

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Thai,Thai Thai,

        Vic is a complete Bruin honk so don’t try to disown him. So you’re stuck with Jabba the Hutt, a guy who dresses like a circus clown to call attention to himself.
        That other guy used to play the same tired sound bites over and over and over. It makes sense why you would like him.
        Quite a booster section!

        • MANY big stories, has Big Joe scooped!!

          remind you of the “Magic Johnson has HIV” story, Hmm?

          discourteous of you to call Joe “Jabba the Hut”, it is.

          stronnnnng the Dark Side is with Jethro i sense.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            And you think Barkley is fat?

          • ThaiMex

            Big Joe and his sidekick Krikorian remain good friends of mine from the days of a past radio gig. They are both “VERY GOOD Men”…NOBODY…I mean NOBODY ever had better inside info on L.A. sports than Big Joe….and that remains true today.

            You can keep “Harry Hysterical” and all the other COOL AID drinking RAH RAH HACKS (You know…..the same knuckleheads who predicted and UNDEFEATED SEASON last year…and a National Championship..)
            fit UN “We r sucks”!

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Yeah but the dude weighs about 1100 lbs.

          • Jezro, that’s your lowest shot….ever.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Oh, I get it now. You’re on here day and night taking every possible shot at college kids but when someone fires back at one of your buds, that’s uncalled for.

            Maybe YOU are not cut out for this!!!!

            So is Joe down to a svelte 700 lbs. these days?

            AND Riley resigned!

          • ok Jezro, it’s on like Donkey Kong now!!!

            i’ll see you in HeII Jezro….

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Lighten up Francis!

          • not bad.

      • More boring

  • Doesn’t matter.. This will be Kiffin’s last year and he should keep his fate in his own hands, that way he can not blame anyone but himself!