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Keyshawn Johnson Appears To Imply USC Should Fire Clay Helton After Its Loss To Washington

Keyshawn Johnson representing his alma mater USC.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Former USC Trojan receiver Keyshawn Johnson talks on his mobile phone on the field prior to the Rose Bowl presented by Citi against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2008 in Pasadena, California. The Trojans defeated the Illini 49-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

USC fell to Washington on Saturday, and it's fair to say that it's starting to look like Clay Helton's days as head coach are numbered. One of the school's most prominent former players chimed in on the situation after the contest.

Keyshawn Johnson, who starred at USC back in the 1990s, tweeted out a screenshot showing the definition of the word "tarmac." It seems that he's suggesting that the Trojans need to move on and find a new coach.

Why? Because Lane Kiffin, back during the 2013 season, was fired on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport after a loss to Arizona State. He wasn't even given the opportunity to travel back to campus with the team.

Keyshawn's tweet is significant. It was just a few years ago that he was in Helton's camp.

Johnson may just be implying that he thinks Helton will be fired. But USC fans seem to think he's suggesting it as well.

USC's loss to Washington leaves the Trojans with a 3-2 record on the season.

Of course, if Helton is fired, the Urban Meyer talk will start immediately. It'll be interesting to see if the Trojans are willing to take a shot on the three-time national champion.