Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

USC Fires Football Coach Clay Helton

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LOS ANGELES—University of Southern California (USC) football coach Clay Helton was fired today, with university Athletic Director Mike Bohn calling him “one of the finest human beings I have met in the industry” but saying he believes the team will have a greater chance of success this season under new leadership. The firing comes two days after the then-15th-ranked Trojans suffered a 42-28 loss to unranked Stanford in front of a stunned crowd at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Bohn said associate head coach Donte Williams will lead the team for the rest of the season. “This season is just getting started and we have the opportunity to really do something special with this team and this program,” Bohn said. “Donte is an experienced and well-respected coach who is renowned for his ability to develop relationships with student-athletes, and I appreciate his willingness to take on this challenge. “We still have …

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