Football is a fickle business. Head coach Clay Helton knows this better than almost anyone. At a football program like USC — with so much history and prestige — if you’re not winning, your seat grows hotter and hotter by the week. One day you’re the hero who turned a season around after a disastrous start; the next, your leadership is questioned after a loss to a ranked team on the road during a short week. In the 28 games Helton has led the Trojans, he has experienced it all.
After suffering their first loss in over a year, the Trojans now find themselves 4-1. With a long list of injuries and problems to address, the Trojans returned to the practice field to try and get back on track after their emotional loss in Pullman. But head coach Clay Helton talked down the doom and gloom. “We’re in a great situation right now,” Helton said. “If you remember last year at this time we were 2-3. We’re 4-1 and we control our own destiny right now. It’s about us right now.
When redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold and the USC offense ran onto the field trailing Texas 17-14 in the fourth quarter, it was just business as usual. While other teams would have been nervous heading onto the field down three with 39 seconds to go, the Trojans had no fear. Instead USC marched down the field to set up a game-tying field goal. Despite two overtimes, the team added another to their collection of comeback wins.
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