Clay Helton talked about UCLA firing Jim Mora.
“Very sad,” Helton said. “We are in a high-risk profession/business. Coach Mora has always been respectful to me. It’s sad to see him go.”
Helton on his goal as USC coach: “You always want to progress and get better every year.”
That has probably been the main sticking point this season.
Helton on the pass defense allowing so many yards the past two weeks? “We’ve lost some battles the past two weeks.”
Helton also said USC has played a lot of man-to-man defense.
Injury report: Rasheem Green and Reid Budrovich suffered sprained shoulders. Budrovich did not get hurt on his tackle of Darnay Holmes on a kickoff but on a different play where he was thrown to the ground. Chris Brown suffered a lower back injury.
Meanwhile, Helton said wide receiver Randal Grimes did not suit up because of a broken hand two weeks ago. So quite a waste of a redshirt year.