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Clay Helton

USC names Clay Helton permanent coach after strong finish

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clay Helton has twice taken charge of the Southern California football program in moments of crisis and steadied the Trojans with calm leadership.

Athletic director Pat Haden decided Helton has earned the chance to be much more than his backup plan.

USC hired Helton as its permanent coach on Monday, removing the interim tag five days before the Trojans face Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game.



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