Acknowledging that he was not a glitzy candidate, Clay Helton was formally introduced as USC’s permanent head coach on Monday during a news conference at the McKay Center.
“I totally understand the high bar of excellence and expectations that come with the job,” said Helton, who has guided the Trojans to a 5-2 record since taking over for the fired Steve Sarkisian.
The Trojans, who defeated UCLA last week, play Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference title game on Saturday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Athletic Director Pat Haden said Helton received a five-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.