Fact of the day: Clay Helton’s first game as USC’s full-time head coach is Saturday against ninth-ranked Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship game in Santa Clara.
The Cardinal defeated USC, 41-31, in a conference opener in September.
Stanford is 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-12. USC is 8-4 and 6-3.
In The Times:
- Pat Haden’s legacy hinges on how well Clay Helton’s hiring goes
- USC stays with what’s working, promotes Clay Helton from interim to full-time coach
- Chip Kelly denies meeting with USC
- Inside hirings sometimes work inside college football, sometimes not
- What they’re saying about Clay Helton’s hiring
- The Clay Helton file: Biographical details of USC’s new head coach
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