Good article on the Coog alum:
Substance over style: Why Clay Helton fits at USC after Kiffin, Sark debacles
Helton is as Hollywood as Muscle Shoals, as slick as a pocket protector and infinitely more entranced by red zones than red carpets. USC elevating Helton to full-time coach from interim at the end of the 2015 season was the equivalent of asking a safety date to the prom. USC wanted reliability, stability and integrity. After the national championship glory and NCAA ignominy of Pete Carroll, the self-induced headaches of Lane Kiffin and the personal demons of Steve Sarkisian, USC had more dysfunction and turnover than the Trump White House. Enter Helton, who appears to have made USC great again.