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USC Fans Calling For Clay Helton To Be Fired After Ugly Loss To UCLA

A closeup of Clay Helton in his USC football gear.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Clay Helton of the USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Los Angeles Coliseum on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

USC lost to rival UCLA on Saturday, and as a result, the Trojans will now need to beat Notre Dame next week to become bowl eligible. Either way, this hasn't been a typical USC season, and some fans are calling for change.

The Trojans struggled defensively all day against a Bruins team that entered the contest with just two wins. Many are wondering if this could have been head coach Clay Helton's last game - or second-to-last game.

Helton's first two seasons as head coach produced 10 wins and 11 wins, respectively. But his third campaign has not gone well.

Here's a sample of what's out there - the loss to UCLA seems to have been the tipping point.

USC now needs to beat Notre Dame, which is 11-0, just to notch its sixth win and play in a bowl game. Clearly, that's not the standard for the program.

Notre Dame, meanwhile, needs a victory to qualify for the College Football Playoff - so there will be plenty of motivation on both sides.

It's going to be an interesting Sunday for Helton. We'll keep you updated.