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Trojans fire Clay Helton after two games in the 2021 season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton has been mentioned that he would be fired for the last several seasons. The Trojans fired Helton on Monday.

He was fired just two games into the season. He was let go following the team’s 42-28 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday.

Former USC Trojans head coach Clay Helton shakes hands with former Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham at the end of a 48-17 win
Clay Helton shakes hands with former Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Todd Graham at the end of a 48-17 win (Getty Images)

“As I committed to upon my arrival at USC, during the past two offseasons we provided every resource necessary for our football program to compete for championships,” Director of Athletics Mike Bohn said in a statement. “The added resources carried significantly increased expectations for our team’s performance, and it is already evident that, despite the enhancements, those expectations would not be met without a change in leadership.”

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The Trojans will be led by Donte Williams the rest of the season on an interim basis. A national search will begin after the season for their next head coach.

Before becoming the interim head coach, Williams was the cornerbacks’ coach.

Helton was 46-24 as the Trojans’ head coach. He has been the school’s head coach since being named the interim head coach for the Las Vegas Bowl in 2013 before being named the permanent head coach.

“This season is just getting started, and we have the opportunity to do something special with this team and this program,” Bohn added. “I’m confident that our interim head coach Donte Williams gives us a higher probability for success the remainder of the season.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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