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NYTrojan
In his last 32 games as head coach, Clay Helton's USC Trojans have had less than 10 penalties a grand total of 4 times. 

The best they have ever rated in the nation in terms of penalties taken is 83rd.  

Against Arizona he had 18 penalties.  More than USC has ever had in its history.

4 of those penalties were false starts.  ALL of which came after a break.  One out of a time out, one at the start of a drive, and 2 at the start of a quarter.
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NEB4USC
A finely tuned, well oiled machine.
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CMIII
We'll take a look at the film and get it fixed.
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Hoss
NYTrojan wrote:
In his last 32 games as head coach, Clay Helton's USC Trojans have had less than 10 penalties a grand total of 4 times. 


This is mind blowing.

One easy way to evaluate a coach is by looking at what he says he wants from his team and then seeing if that translates to the field.

We talked about how Clay always says he wants his team to get 3 turnovers a game and yet they are averaging less than 1 per game. We all heard Clay 2 years ago when he said Stanford, with their physicality, power running and play action pass game was the model for what he wanted USC to be. Does USC exhibit any of those traits today?

Clay has talked about penalties needing to be cleaned up and that it's on him to do that and yet we see that USC has hit double digits in number of flags in over 80% of their games under his leadership, and it's actually getting worse 30+ games in.

Basically, Clay's teams accomplish virtually none of his own stated goals for their play. If that isn't an indication that he doesn't know how to be a head coach I dont know what is.
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SCSmashmouth
No doubt the 2 practices in the bye week will solve everything in between handing out cookies and ice cream. 
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NEB4USC
Nothing more laser tag won't fix...
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August West
Im not surprised...as bad as those numbers are, Im not really shocked.
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NEB4USC
CMIII wrote:
We'll take a look at the film and get it fixed.


We'll take a look at the film... And ignore it.
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