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.
Is Clay Helton in trouble?
— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) September 16, 2018
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 16, 2018
However, those thinking that a change is coming soon are probably misguided, says Inside USC.
For those of you who want Lynn Swann to fire Clay Helton. 1.) Swann just gave him a new contract after last season (buyout is not known 2.) Swann has shown ZERO inclination to be anything other than a figurehead #USC
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) September 16, 2018
Regardless, things need to get better – and quickly – for the Southern California program.
Clay Helton has the look of a man who knows he’s in trouble.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) September 16, 2018
USC is set to host Washington State on Friday night.