USC Interim Coach Clay Helton Ready To Gamble

This will be interim coach Clay Helton’s first-and-last game leading the Trojans, not to mention the final game for the seniors and any juniors turning pro. So will that lead to a wide-open, risk-taking game plan against Fresno State?

“I don’t think we’re going to save any bullets,’’ Helton said.  “We’re going to do what we do and make them stop us,” he said, “but we must be able to throw the ball.”

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  • steveg

    So we are throwing Saturday. Should be a good game. I think the running game is going to shine.

    • Trogan Fan

      Can your QB throw? I don’t think I saw him do it against UCLA.

      • steveg

        yes he can. quite well. very effective downfield. Why do you ask, you want to go to the game? Is that the reason you are on here? Or is it just to make your little weewee feel bigger by putting people down.

        • TrojanFan3.0

          The only thing getting bigger is his nose!

      • Jack B

        Hey Spanky,

        What’s UCLA’s record from the 2006 season until now. Let’s compare it with USC’s. We won’t even cover 2005. As I said in another post you ignored, you don’t have the guts to compare the two schools. Come on troll. What’s that Bruin record big shot?

        • FMUSC81

          He has no rebuttal !!! He knows fUcla ceiling is our basement !!!!

          • Trogan Fan

            Actually, your basement under Lane was 1 to UN, 7-6, a loss to the mighty BRUINS and a fight in the locker room after a loss to a horrible GT team! Sweeeeeet!

          • TrojanFamily

            And your ceiling was what, up to 18?

            You are right…USC fans have no answer to UCLA failing as a preseason #1. It’s just no fun to rip into a program who us so psyched about a Sun Bowl berth that it gives its coach an extension and raise.

            Different expectations.

          • ProbationU

            T-Fam…the expectations are different for the moment…Mora was extended to keep him on board and to keep building…kind of like the big contract for “potential” not a reward for a mid-level Sun Bowl..nor excitement about it. Understand about expectations though…Ben Howland was fired as BB coach after winning PAC12 last year….At SC he would have gotten an extension…so that kind of shores up your point…to a degree.

          • FMUSC81

            one word that is never used at USC ….Potential!!!! most insulating word to any athlete

        • Trogan Fan

          Ah, good. The past. What about the last 2 years? Pete’s gone and he ain’t coming back, yet you still want to live as if it’s 2006. I’d be afraid of the present too if I were a trogan. Yesterday U!

          • Jack B

            2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. All drubbings for the little gutties. Good times. You got two in a row now, and nothing to show for it. Can’t even break the top 10 and no conference championships. Still good times. Typical little gutty gutterville. Even when you’re decent, you stink.

        • HeySUCs

          We can do that, but lets also do a won – lost comparison for the UCLA/suc BB series since 1954. Care to take a shot at suc’s record. LOL

          • Jack B

            LOL. Really? Nobody gives a crap about hoops, except maybe you. March Madness is fun for a few hard-cores and office pool legends, but otherwise basketball is a shell of what it used to be. The NBA stinks too, compared to the NFL. So go ahead, take solace in your mediocre basketball program. Whoopee. Yawnnn.

      • FightON

        A Bruin harping about QBs is rich. Really, really rich. Lulz.

      • TrojanFan3.0

        This sounds like HeySucs reloaded, pathetic.

        You can never keep an obsessed troll away for long!

        • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

          Ate CLAP

          • TrojanFan3.0

            FIGHT ON!

        • gotroy22

          Says the troll who has been banned twice and won’t take the hint.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Mind your own business, thank you!

        • HeySUCs

          Speak for yourself #3

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Fighting a just cause! What’s your excuse?

  • SaferInWestwood

    Is there a rule in college football on how many times you can substitute coach in and out???

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      four head coaches in 8 games!!! the trOXans are looking for the a magic unicorn!! but all they are getting is the big Comote!!

      the players had their hearts ripped out when CEO was cast away like a used tissue!!!

      poor kids…

      • Walt Hazzard

        Meanwhile back in west Hollywood you have one coach for the rest of your miserable life!! Remember the Alamo !!!

        • Cheap seats

          Bucket has no idea who the coach is of that team. He spends too much time here and even knows our assistant’s kids names”

          • Walt Hazzard

            Yea…The funny thing is NOBODY wanted Lose Mora especially Washington or they would have hired him…Haaaa Sucla he’s all yours!!

          • Walt Hazzard

            Remember the Alamo!!!!!

          • TrojanFan3.0

            I hear an echo!

          • gotroy22

            I remember Lane Kiffin getting in af fight there last year.

          • Walt Hazzard

            this just in he was fired

          • Trogan Fan

            I was just reading rumors of Mora and Sarknado to Texas. Well, half of that’s a rumor. The other is A joke.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            Have fun at the Flush Bowl!

          • FightON

            Glad we agree Mora going anywhere is a joke. Mora has never met a mediocre team he doesn’t like!

          • gotroy22

            You actually are posting that after he beat us twice? You can’t be that stupid.

          • FightON

            I can’t be that stupid? What makes your tiny brain think Texas or an NFL team wants Mora? Please, tell me.

            If you think these places do want Mora, my next question is how many chromosomes are you missing? I’ll wait while you ask your mom.

          • gotroy22

            I’d gladly have Mora coaching us over Sarkiffian.

          • FightON

            You’ve never been that smart.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            It’s the wolfman in disguise!

            People have been banned, but never bucket or thaibean, the two main instigators. How do explain that one?

          • Cheap seats

            You’re up to 3.0 now? What happens to the other accounts?

            Even HeySUCs got his account back.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            The accounts are still valid, just blocked from posting on this blog.

            What is going on with HeySUCs?

          • Cheap seats

            I think he’s posting as Trogan Fan.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            I agree with you.

          • Trogan Fan

            Wrong. Shmore time

          • Cheap seats

            Looks like you were right about Friday’s rally at Fremont Street. TMB is going to be there at 6 PM.

            You going? I likely won’t be arriving until after 11 PM.

            I was hoping they’d perform at the Forum Shops since it has the Roman theme already.

          • TrojanFan3.0

            I will be there with my wife. It’s a great experience listening to the band up close. Under the canopy will take it to another level, I’m sure I’ll get all pumped up. Some cocktails and dinner, should be a good night.

            I just hope the team shows up motivated and plays with some passion. Closing out the season with 10 wins would be nice

          • Cheap seats

            Cool..have fun. I’m sure the song girls will be there, too.

            I was hoping ticket prices would drop, but it looks like they skyrocketed!

            Going to watch at the Monte Carlo Brewery or the burger place in Paris with all the screens.

          • HeySUCs

            I don’t think so.

          • 1ThaiMexCleansMyToilets1

            Phaque SUCLA 20/20 girly.

        • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

          ok. why do you use Walt Hazzard as your icon? are you a big fan of his?

          • Walt Hazzard

            Yes he won an NIT championship

          • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

            uh…actually he won a National Champeenship as a player, was College Player of the year in ’64, was an NBA All Star, won a gold medal in addition to winning the NIT!!!

            not bad for one of our “lesser” basketball stars!!!

            he’d be the all time hero for most schools (including Southern Cal) but at mighty UCLA, he’s lost in a sea of Hall of Famers!!!

            Fit on, Walt!! he’s now in the big Pauley in the sky!!!!

          • Walt Hazzard

            What ever happened to Jim Harrick?
            Oh yea he won your last NC ANCIENT HISTORY!! AND YOU DUMMIES FIRED HIM!! Sam isn’t coming back!! Whoa Nellie!!

      • FMUSC81

        Poor you !!!considering we’ve won as many games…. our worst is comparable to your best !!!! your ceiling is our basement !!!!

      • B.Miller

        YES.. and Still managed the same Conference record as FUCLA! HA!

    • FMUSC81

      crickets….crickets…yet we’ve won as many games as you AC !!!

  • Cheap seats

    Wolfie asked this question during the Monday presser. I don’t know if I’d take Helton’s response seriously. If you saw the context of Wolf’s question, he walked away in the beginning part and wandered back to ask his odd-timed, awkward question.

    Helton looked at Wolf with a “you gotta be kidding me” look and smiled when he gave the “we’re not saving any bullets” answer.

  • Sportsblab Jones

    Gamble in Las Vegas?! That’s unheard of!!