The USC Trojans put on an absolute offensive exhibition in the first half of the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. They racked up 326 yards of total offense against Fresno State en route to a 35-6 halftime lead.
They’ve done all of this under the direction of interim head coach, Clay Helton. Helton, the Trojans offensive coordinator, was put in charge of the team after Steve Sarkisian was hired to be the new permanent head coach following the regular season finale against UCLA and previous interim head coach Ed Orgeron put in his resignation.
Now, it seems that everyone better get used to Helton sticking around because a report has surfaced that immediately following this game, the school will announce that Helton will be retained as the offensive coordinator in Los Angeles and will work under Sarkisian:
#USC will announce after the game that Clay Helton has been retained as offensive coordinator
— InsideUSC (@InsideUSC) December 21, 2013
This is potential bad news for a couple schools, in particular the Florida Gators, who were hoping to land Helton’s services this offseason.
However, Wolf also went on to say that things could possibly change if the Gators were to offer Helton the right deal, but for now, it seems he’ll be staying on the west coast.