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Clay Helton 'really excited' to take over play-calling duties for USC

Clay Helton 'really excited' to take over play-calling duties for USC

Clay Helton finally has the responsibility to go with the title. Helton, USC's offensive coordinator since 2013, will be the play-caller when the Trojans open the season against Arkansas State on Saturday night at the Coliseum. Coach Steve Sarkisian announced last week he was relinquishing play-calling duties to Helton so that he could give attention to all units during games. "Really excited about the opportunity," Helton said after Tuesday's practice. Helton, 43, has experience calling plays for USC. In 2013, after Lane Kiffin was fired, interim coach Ed Orgeron made Helton the play-caller. The Trojans won six of their eight remaining regular-season games. ...

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