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An NFL Coach Has Been Named A Candidate For A Major College Job

A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

USC's football program got the win it needed on Friday night, rallying from a first-half deficit to scrape by Washington State at home.

It's been a tough start to the year for the Trojans, who have already lost twice this season. USC was beaten by Stanford earlier in the year and was blown out by Texas last weekend.

Clay Helton had a promising start to his career as USC's head coach, but he's starting to see his name pop up on some "hot seat" lists.

The "hot seat" talk was developing quite a bit on Friday night. An NFL head coach was actually named a candidate for the USC job if it was to open up.

"If Clay Helton gets fired, good luck finding an obvious USC candidate," USA TODAY's Dan Wolken tweeted. "Best name is Mike Tomlin but I’d be a bit surprised if he wanted to coach in college."

Of course, this is all speculative, and we're still just a couple of weeks into the 2018 regular season.

Still, Helton is going to need to turn things around in a major way moving forward for all of this "hot seat" talk to go away heading into 2019.

USC is set to play at Arizona next Saturday.