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Kiffin adds Helton to offensive staff, might lose another

It was a busy day at Heritage Hall, where USC prepares to learn its fate with the NCAA infraction committee later this week.

ESPN’s Bruce Feldman reported on his Twitter feed that former Memphis offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Clay Helton has been hired by coach Lane Kiffin to take a job on the offensive staff.

Helton was hired earlier in the offseason by Arkansas State to be its new offensive coordinator, but the job offer by Kiffin and the Trojans likely made that a pretty easy job to walk away from, even if his role on the staff is still to be determined.

More news coming out of USC is that tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator, and son of Caesar Pete, Brennan Carroll might be walking away from coaching for the season. Carroll has coached under his father with the Trojans since 2002.

Scott Wolf of the Daily News, reports that Carroll will be taking a year off from coaching, a year that’ll likely be paid-in-full by USC, because all the Trojan assistants were given two-year contracts last season.

According to Wolf, if a coach quits or is fired, he’s paid for the 12 months following his last day.

(Note to JT and Self: Work that into our next contract extension…)

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2 Responses to “Kiffin adds Helton to offensive staff, might lose another”
  1. robertg says: Feb 18, 2010 1:14 AM

    keith,
    1. you are absolutely correct, terror is lurking at heritage hall and all over the streets of the trojan campus. as we have observed in person.
    2. just imagine, the ncaa sanctions are just one tip of many icebergs headed towards heritage hall and the trojan campus, none of which can be stopped by any usc powers.
    3. we did warn them, but they did not take us seriously.

  2. Helton head | TotemicMusic says: Mar 14, 2011 4:21 PM

    […] Kiffin adds Helton to offensive staff, might lose another |It was a busy day at Heritage Hall, where USC prepares to learn its fate with the NCAA infraction committee later this week. … Helton was hired earlier in the offseason by Arkansas State to be its new offensive coordinator, but the job offer by Kiffin and the Trojans likely made that a pretty easy job to walk away from, […]

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