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Photos: USC Football's Crowd Today Is A Joke

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 is having a brutal season, as the Trojans are 4-3 and fans are calling for the firing of head coach Clay Helton.

This afternoon, USC is hosting Arizona State at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

USC's fan base doesn't appear to be interested in showing up to games anymore.

The crowd for today's game is pretty embarrassing:


Will changes be coming to USC following the season?

Here's what Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel said about the Clay Helton situation earlier this week:

Clay Helton just signed an extension through 2023 and went 21-6 the past two years, winning the Pac-12 last year and the Rose Bowl in 2016. He shouldn’t be in danger, but the program has flatlined this season at 4-3, with bowl eligibility looking like a dogfight. Helton’s record before and after Sam Darnold became the starter is 11-9.

Athletic director Lynn Swann was bidding against himself for Helton, so this would be a particularly harmful decision for an administrator with little experience in, well, collegiate administration. (Swann didn’t hire Helton, and there are few outward signs the Trojans are aligned in any way other than contractual obligations.)

Helton has done exactly what USC hired him to do – run a clean program and end a decade of drama defined by NCAA sanctions, Lane Kiffin’s antics and Steve Sarkisian’s off-field issues. Helton has impeccable character and a sterling reputation, he just doesn’t appear to have the coaching acumen or personality of Pete Carroll. (Trying to live up to the standards of a program that achieved its heights while cheating is no fun.)

USC will fall to 4-4 on the season with a loss today.