How USC players, fans and skeptics reacted to Clay Helton hire

Here’s a sampling of the reaction to USC’s announcement of Clay Helton as head coach Monday.

  • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

    Chimp Kelly was NOT the answer, IMO……

    • Go Tama

      No kidding

      • Rusty Buckets

        Another person that fuels that mediocrity fire. Congrats.

        • Go Tama

          USC never hires big name coaches, never. Everyone hated the PC hire, how did that turn out ?

    • Rusty Buckets

      Dumb post. He was not the answer if you want playoff appearances and championships. Have fun the next few years rooting for mediocrity. It’s okay, you won’t know the difference between that and success, so your small brain will be fine.

      • Go Tama

        Let him coach with HIS staff, give the guy a chance at least

      • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

        From you, I’ll take this as a compliment……Chimp is simply an NCAA violation waiting to happen, but you’re too clueless to understand this since your pea sized brain is preoccupied with simply trying to breathe…..

      • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

        And I assume that you were talking about college and not NFL…. LMAO

  • baby blue

    I heard Josh Rosen is still on his back in Coliseum trying to complete a pass.

    • Go Tama

      And whining all the time he was on his back

  • Go Tama

    If Helton cans Wilcox and some of the other dead weight on the staff and hires coaches who can actually coach, USC may have found their man. He seems to want to run a power run offense, no complaint there. I would imagine he will want a smash mouth defense as well, no complaint there. The last scoring drive against ucla was pure John McKay, no way Sark or Kiffin would have ever run 10 times in a row, never, they would have been throwing the ball sideways.

    Fight On coach Helton

  • WEB_Dupree

    Not sure if “Austin4ND” with the leprechaun avatar is a genuine SC fan…

  • Golden Trojan

    If you think Wolf is negative and snarky, check out Pat Forde on Yahoo. Wow what a piece of work. All opinion and no facts.

    • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

      I like his “inbred” comment……… it takes one to know one.

    • Go Tama

      He works for Yahoo, nuff said about his ” writing ” ability

      • Trojan5

        I am a Pat Forde fan. I think he is of the school of thought that USC is too bigtime to not go bigtime with a coach–a lot of people have that same opinion. But I don’t think he is a bad writer because he dares to say something negative about USC. I get what he is saying, but I am not certain I agree with his conclusions. Pat thinks he thinks USC should have went bigtime–but he is open to thinking Helton could turn out ok. On the other hand, I think Helton will be fine; but also afraid he could flame out.

  • Arthur Jury

    LOLOL These comments are EXACTLY the same as what “they” were saying about Pete Carroll !!!

    And if the internet existed in 1960, the same thing people were saying about another unknown obscure unproven small college assistant … John McKay.

  • Rusty Buckets

    Email the athletic department to voice your discontent.

    Heather Dunn (dunnh@usc.edu). She apparently answers messages for Haden.

    #firehaden

    #firehaden

    • USC Rah Rah’s Rule

      Heather sent me a very nice thank you email…….

  • Alvarado

    On PMS about 45 minutes ago I caught the tail end of Petros discussin the hire with Tim Cates – Cates was apoplectic on why this wasn’t a smart hire what with all the other coaches out there. It is amusing when a honk for one;s rival is so overly concerned about who we hired and the unfairness to others in making that selection.

  • EncinitasBruin

    Surprised at the timing of this. Helton beat a so-so UCLA team that was starting an 18-year-old. He also beat a Utah team that really isn’t that great. What else? Not taking any credit away from him: he definitely outcoached Mora and Co and SC played a much better game vs the Bruins. But it feels like a reward for beating UCLA–which has never been the definition of success at SC (more so at UCLA, but not SC). To me, it’s a better hire than Sark, but much lower level than what I expected–or feared–as a Bruin. I will say, however, that he seems like a much more mature, solid guy than his predecessors.

  • tom_m68

    Maybe Ed O will be one of Helton’s hires.

  • Toejam For Life

    Pat Haden gets an eight-clap for hiring Clay Helton for the “#1 coaching job in America”! Who is he going to groom to be the next interim coach in two years?