Haden's aim of reclaiming lost glory ended thanks to coaching flameouts. But his final grade remains incomplete until we see more from Clay Helton.
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Pat Haden will step down as the athletic director at USC effective June 30, it was announced Friday.
USC head coach Clay Helton joins Max and Marcellus to discuss the talent the Trojans recently acquired, what it's like to be the head coach and his high expectations for the upcoming season.
It should come as no surprise that 113 of the 267 players to sign Wednesday with Pac-12 schools hail from prospect-rich California.
Kicker Michael Brown won't officially be a member of Clay Helton's first recruiting class at USC, but he will be a big part of the 2016 roster.
Five SEC teams in FPI preseason top 10
FPI projects LSU as preseason No. 1 followed by Florida State, Oklahoma and Clemson. Four more SEC teams round out the top 10.
Neutral site clashes highlight Week 1
Jerry's World, the Georgia Dome and Lambeau Field are hosts of three of college football's biggest Week 1 games.
USC's Pat Haden resigning
The Trojans athletic director will step down at the end of June. Haden has been in his current position for over 5 years. USC president Max Nikias said Haden will guide the renovation of the Coliseum for a year after he retires.
It has to be increasingly concerning for the Pac-12 to see the ways in which SEC and ACC powers are stockpiling elite talent.
Having signed off on signing day, we look at the college football recruiters who came away from the 2016 cycle as the biggest winners.
USC head coach Clay Helton and his staff turned Wednesday's national signing day into a statement moment for the Trojans.
Grading the 2016 recruiting classes in the Pac-12, which include banner classes from the Los Angeles schools and another quality effort by Stanford.
The Trojans filled seven spots on national signing day with players from across the country.
After an impressive signing day, UCLA and USC both jumped in the rankings -- with the Bruins at No. 14 and the Trojans topping the Pac-12 at No. 11.
Not a bad debut effort for Helton
After being elevated from interim coach to head coach, Clay Helton's first class includes 11 ESPN 300 selections. The Trojans flipped No. 3 safety Jamel Cook from FSU and snagged No. 8 OT E.J. Price. Schlabach: Top storylines from signing day
After another eventful signing day, it was mostly Jim Harbaugh and Texas taking the spotlight.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
One interesting note from Clay Helton is that the coaching staff views Jack Jones, who is considered an elite cornerback, as a potential two-way guy in the mold of Adoree' Jackson. Helton didn't flat-out say he'll play offense, at least not initially, but made it clear that will be strongly considered.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
USC coach Clay Helton said he was proud that every player who started the day committed to USC signed with the Trojans. He said the class is highlighted by the four defensive linemen they're bringing in, notably Oluwole Betiku.
USC and UCLA picked up a number of big commitments in the afternoon, and the two schools saw their stock rise late on signing day.
Jackie Jones is the latest football star to come out of Long Beach (California) Poly.
SEC dominates fight for No. 1 players
With No. 1 ESPN 300 recruit Rashan Gary inking with Michigan today, here's a look at memorable No. 1 overall recruits from past years. The SEC has done very well, with LSU, Ole Miss and South Carolina recently grabbing coveted players. And in 2009, USC brought Matt Barkley to the Pac-12.
Jackie Jones is the nation's No. 96 overall prospect and gives the Trojans their third ESPN 300 player from Long Beach Poly in the last three years.