Clay Helton Getting Crushed For USC’s Opening Kick Mistake

first_imgClay Helton holding a football.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 01: Head Coach Clay Helton of USC Trojans before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Los Angeles Coliseum on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)USC’s football program didn’t get off to a very good start in Game 1 of the 2019 college football regular season.The Trojans got the ball first against Fresno State and had a huge kickoff return, only for it to be called back.The reason: Two of USC’s players were wearing the same number.College football teams often have players on the roster with the same number, though rules state that they can’t be on the field at the same time.USC had, oh, about eight full months to prepare for this kickoff.The Clay Helton hot seat season starts with two No. 7’s on the kickoff return team, killing a 61 yard return.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) September 1, 2019It’s certainly not what you wanted to see from a team with a head coach very clearly on the hot seat in 2019.Great start to the USC season: 61 yard kick return wiped away because Clay Helton sent out two guys wearing number 7 on the kickoff— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) September 1, 2019USC ended up getting past this mistake, at least, as the Trojans went down and scored a touchdown anyway.Helton’s team is up, 7-0, early in the first quarter. The game is on ESPN.last_img read more