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Elite Program's Head Coach Is "In Trouble" After Tonight

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)

Clay Helton's place on the college football head coaches "hot seat" rankings is going to be moving up quite a bit after tonight.

USC, a preseason top 25 team, was blown out by Texas this evening. The Trojans, ranked No. 22 in the latest polls, fell 37-14.

Helton, 46, is entering his third full season as USC's head coach. He's now 28-11 leading the Trojans.

USC is now 1-2 on the season and has lost its last two games by 37 combined points.

ESPN's Jorge Sedano asked on Twitter tonight if Helton is "in trouble." The answer: Yes.

However, those thinking that a change is coming soon are probably misguided, says Inside USC.

Regardless, things need to get better - and quickly - for the Southern California program.

USC is set to host Washington State on Friday night.