Allegiances were tested from the moment Caleb Wilson arrived at USC to play for a coaching staff that included his father.
Chris Wilson coached the defensive line. Caleb was a walk-on tight end.
When Caleb caught a touchdown pass during a scrimmage against Chris’ defense, the father remained a father, pumping his fist. He still doesn’t know whether anyone noticed.
“I didn’t really care,” Chris said this week.
Chris wasn’t retained when the Trojans made Clay Helton their permanent coach after last season, a victim of personal preferences.
Caleb got back at USC in the best way possible. He transferred to UCLA.