USC makes Clay Helton permanent football head coach

Nov 30, 2015 7:41 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California hired Clay Helton as its permanent coach, removing the interim tag after he guided the team to a division title since taking over for Steve Sarkisian.

Helton was offensive coordinator when Sarkisian was fired after five games. The Trojans have gone 5-2 since and beat UCLA on Saturday to clinch the Pac-12 South and a spot in the conference championship game.

Athletic director Pat Haden said Helton signed a multiyear deal.

The Trojans will face Stanford on Saturday.


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