Alabama Team is Midnight Companion of USC HC Clay Helton

The interim head coach tag was removed from Clay Helton’s name after defeating arch rival UCLA last season. Indeed, a seminal moment for a coaching family. Year two begins with the unenviable task of tangling with the defending College Football National Champions at a neutral site.

Alabama brings the road show to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for back-to-back appearances in the Cowboys Classic after opposing Wisconsin of the Big Ten in the 2015 opener.  USC of the Pac-12 is historically the glamour team from the West Coast.  The Tide and Trojans have enjoyed some classic contests through the years.  Coaching legends Paul W. Bryant and John McKay were close-knit friends and signed on for two home-and-home series in the 1970’s (1970-71, 1977-78).  Those four games are all part of the illustrious folklore between the two universities.

Confronting defensive guru Nick Saban would be challenging enough but Clay Helton realizes an innovative mind commands the Tide offense.  Additional pressure seeping into the Hollywood dramatized scenario is Alabama Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin once was the leader of the Trojans.  He was unceremoniously dismissed by then USC Director of Athletics, Pat Haden, in a private room at an airport following a 2011 midseason road loss to Arizona State.

BamaMag.com along with assembled members of the media met with the USC Head Coach following a Friday afternoon practice.  Listen to Helton’s comments concerning the upcoming contest against Bama.


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