Latest Clay Helton News

Mike Tomlin: idea he's a candidate for college jobs 'a joke'

Oct. 26, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Note to big-time college football programs looking for new coaches: Mike Tomlin isn't interested. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach said Tuesday he considers it a “joke” that his name has popped up as a potential candidate for places such as Southern...

No. 13 Irish and struggling USC renew intersectional rivalry

Oct. 21, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

USC (3-3) at No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (NBC). Line: Notre Dame by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series: Notre Dame leads 49-37-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Brian Kelly’s Fighting...

Records meaningless whenever No. 13 Irish and Trojans meet

Oct. 21, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There will be no Heisman Trophy favorites on the field and no national championships on the line when Southern California and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 92nd time Saturday night. Ignore the records and any scenarios. The struggling Trojans...

Whittingham among AP's Pac-12 award winners for 1st half

Oct. 19, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

The Utah Utes raised their voices — and their coach — after an emotional come-from-behind win over a ranked Arizona State team. They cheered in the locker room. They sang. They hoisted up coach Kyle Whittingham. The Utes (4-2, 3-0 Pac-12) reveled...

TCU transfer Barlow helps spark USC's improving run offense

Oct. 06, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clay Helton always insisted Southern California would be able to find balance between the run and pass in its version of the Air Raid offense. Three games after Helton’s dismissal, the Trojans finally found it with 218 yards rushing on 35 attempts...

Southern Cal bounces back to beat Colorado Buffaloes 37-14

Oct. 02, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Drake London's big plays helped Southern California snap out of its doldrums while keep the Colorado Buffaloes mired in their malaise. London caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in Southern Cal's 37-14 rout at Folsom Field on Saturday....

Oh and 14: Colorado looks to snap losing streak against USC

Sep. 30, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — This striking stat seems to bode well for Southern California: 14-0 all-time against Colorado. Then again, the Trojans hadn’t lost to Oregon State in Los Angeles since 1960 — until last weekend. Nothing’s easy for the...

Beavers batter Trojans for first win in Coliseum since 1960

Sep. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance Nolan threw four touchdown passes and Oregon State beat Southern California 45-27 on Saturday night. Tyjon Lindsey had five receptions for 102 yards and two touchdowns, B.J. Baylor ran for 158 yards and the Beavers (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) ended a...

Kedon Slovis, USC return home to face Oregon State

Sep. 23, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Southern California played at home, there were so few fans left at the end of a 42-28 loss to Stanford that individual critiques could be heard as Clay Helton headed up the tunnel for what would be the last time as head coach. Whether...

Fangio: Meyer says 'every week it's like playing Alabama'

Sep. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio says Urban Meyer told him coaching in the NFL is “like playing Alabama” every week. Denver's coach relayed his conversation from last weekend with the embattled Jacksonville Jaguars coach to illustrate a point about parity in the...