My first post for this newsletter recounted that at a USC practice last season, a coordinator said this after talking to Clay Helton: “I wish that dumb son-of-a-b**** would go away and get the hell out of here.”
I heard this story from two players and a coach at the practice because it was so memorable to the team. I never mentioned the name of the coordinator before but said at the time I would.
The three sources told me that offensive coordinator Graham Harrell made the comment.
But honestly, who would be surprised if any coordinator in the past five years made the comment?