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The challenge for USC’s interim-interim coach, Clay Helton, is facing a Fresno State team that wants nothing more than to beat the Trojans and cement its legacy. That was apparent at the 1992 Freedom Bowl (above) when the Bulldogs upset a lethargic Trojan team.
“Names and logos don’t mean anything,” then-USC coach Larry Smith famously said. “You don’t beat someone just because of your name and logo.”
Smith was fired a few days later. At least USC’s already fired its coach this year.