Roundup: Helton is the right man for USC

John McGillen


Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports thinks Clay Helton is a perfect fit for USC. Meanwhile, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports believes that while he isn’t the flashy hire, Helton is what USC needs.


Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost has been named the head coach at Central Florida. The 40 year-old coach was the OC for the Ducks the past three seasons.

Oregon State

Oregon State quarterback Nick Mitchell is leaving the team, the Beavers announced Monday. Also parting ways with the Beavs are Malik Gilmore, Luke Hollingsworth and Chris Hayes.


Adam Jude lets us in on the take that Washington football assistant coach Jeff Choate is interviewing for the Montana State head coaching gig. Former Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is also reportedly applying for the job.


Jack Wang lets us know that the Foster Farms Bowl sees perks in choosing UCLA. The bowl picture (#10teamsbowling) will get cleared up on Sunday.

Arizona State

Kevin Gemmell notes that Arizona State head coach Todd Graham is defending his aggressive defensive scheme that gave up a three-touchdown lead to the Golden Bears Saturday night.

Washington State

Washington State has to play the waiting game for a bowl invite, details Jacob Thorpe. He thinks that the Holiday Bowl is the best-case scenario for the Cougs.


Heading into the postseason with a 7-5 record, Cal football hopes it will play in the Cactus Bowl. Jeff Faraudo also breaks down the Golden Bears’ second-half comeback against ASU in this link.


David Lombardi writes about Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan’s cool-headedness under pressure during the game-winning drive against Notre Dame.


Arizona women’s volleyball is preparing for Western Kentucky, its NCAA tournament first-round opponent, pens Jon Gold of the Arizona Daily Star. The Hilltoppers went a whopping 31-3 in the regular season.


Pat Rooney of reminds us that Colorado basketball forward Josh Scott is on fire – he is 76 percent from the floor (29 for 38) during the Buffs’ five-game win streak.


Rivalry game coming up on the hardwood for the Utes, so Utah men’s basketball is looking to lock down on defense against BYU on Wednesday night, writes Kyle Goon.

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