2 video games as well as just one loss right into the 2021 season, USC Supervisor of Athletics Mike Bohn has actually seen sufficient of head train Clay Helton.
Bohn terminated Helton on Monday adhering to a 42-28 loss to Stanford, suddenly ending his seventh season leading the Trojans program. Helton was 46-24 at USC, consisting of a Las vega Dish win as interim instructor complying with the 2013 period.
“As I dedicated to upon my arrival at USC, during the past 2 offseasons we provided every resource necessary for our football program to contend for championships. The added sources lugged dramatically increased expectations for our group’s performance, and also it is currently apparent that, in spite of the enhancements, those expectations would certainly not be met without a change in leadership,” Bohn.
Bohn called Donte Williams as interim coach; Williams had been USC’s cornerbacks coach. Despite the shakeup, Bohn’s assumptions of Williams for 2021 remain high.
“This period is simply obtaining begun, and we have the opportunity to really do something unique with this group and this program,” Bohn included. “I’m confident that our interim head train Donte Williams provides us a higher possibility for success the remainder of the period.”
Helton won a Pac-12 title in 2017 with an 11-3 team led by quarterback, that was the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft the following springtime. But the Trojans slipped from there, shedding 12 video games over the next two seasons, and also Helton never ever fulfilled the expectation of more consistent champion dip into among college football’s typical, fabled programs. In a pandemic-shortened 2020, USC went 5-0 in the routine season yet lost to Oregon in the Pac-12 title video game, 31-24.
Stanford routed the Trojans on their residence area Saturday, holding a 42-13 lead in the fourth quarter.
A September trainer shooting after simply two games is highly uncommon timing, and figures to make hiring very difficult for a coaching personnel that likely would not be retained, in whole or partially, by Bohn’s eventual hire.
Per Bohn, the program will start a national look for its next head training in the coming months.
USC dips into Washington State in its 2nd Pac-12 game of the period on Saturday.