Day: September 12, 2021

USC coach Clay Helton must go after loss to Stanford

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - SEP 11, 2021. USC head coach Clay Helton watches from the sideline.

USC head coach Clay Helton watches from the sideline in the closing minutes of the Trojans’ 42-28 loss to Stanford at the Coliseum on Saturday night. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

They’ve done everything but the one thing that has to be done to fix USC football. They’ve swapped out nearly every assistant coach, bolstered the recruiting staff and hired away young people who create impressive videos that are meant to make something that isn’t very cool right now look way cooler on social media.

The natural pop culture reference is that USC athletic director Mike Bohn has spent much of his short tenure rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, but, days before the Trojans’ latest inexplicable embarrassment — a 42-28 loss to Stanford on Saturday night at the Coliseum — another apt Hollywood comparison for the Clay Helton era at USC casually surfaced.

At a USC practice

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Oregon Football Player Had Message For Ohio State’s Recruits

A general view of Oregon's stadium.

A general view of Oregon’s stadium.

The Oregon Ducks’ upset over the No. 3 Buckeyes dropped Ohio State’s season record to 1-1. While that’s the short-term result of this game, the longterm result could be the loss of some future potential recruits.

According to Oregon insider Jarrid Denney, Ducks’ safety Marko Vidackovic walked past a group of Ohio State recruits visiting Columbus for this afternoon’s big game. The young prospects reportedly looked “absolutely stunned.”

“You boys better come to Oregon,” Vidackovic reportedly said.

Ohio State has consistently topped Oregon in recruiting rankings in recent years.

The Buckeyes 2021 recruiting class featured seven five-star and 13 four-star recruits, landing them the No. 2 overall ranking, per 247Sports. The Ducks followed behind with zero five-star and 19 four-star recruits in the No. 6 position.

This coming year, Oregon is already starting to close that gap. With one five-star and nine four-stars

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NFL World Reacts To Cam Newton’s Honest Admission

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday against the 49ers.

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton on Sunday against the 49ers.

Cam Newton is opening up about his release by the New England Patriots.

Heading into Week 1, the Patriots decided to release the veteran quarterback, naming rookie Mac Jones the team’s starting quarterback.

Newton recently gave a brutally honest admission on his release.

“Let me be honest with you… if they would’ve asked me, if they said, ‘Cam, we’re going to give the team to Mac, you’re going to be the second string. We expect you to be everything and some to help guide him through this tenure’ — I would’ve said, ‘Absolutely,’” Newton said in his latest YouTube video.

“The truth of the matter is, this — [Mac] would have been uncomfortable.”

The NFL world appreciates the honesty. However, fans are skeptical of the opinion.

“Mac waited 3 years to take over the throne at Bama without an

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