For nearly two months, the pressure to become USC's permanent football coach was squarely on Clay Helton.
Now that he has the gig, the pressure is all on the guy who hired him.
For Clay Helton, this is a first job.
For Pat Haden, this is a lasting legacy.
It has been written repeatedly in this space that Helton would be the perfect pick, and it's great to see that Haden, the Trojans' athletic director, finally agreed.
Helton is so un-Hollywood he is barely recognizable without his baseball cap, but he pulls that cap low, tightens that jaw, runs the football, stresses the fundamentals and commands the respect of the players who on Saturday ran through a blue...