USC Football: Five Things To Watch For - Arizona

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Mar 5, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans quarterback Max Wittek (13) throws a pass as quarterbacks coach Clay Helton watches at spring practice at Howard Jones Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2) Helton’s “got some spread in him.”

Former Memphis head coach Tommy West said in the Los Angeles Times this week, “[Clay Helton]‘s got some spread in him.” That’s in reference to Helton’s time as an offensive assistant and coordinator under West at Memphis, during which time Helton ran a spread offense. The question now is whether the Trojans with Helton in charge of the offense, will have some spread in them too. While USC won’t be making a full on switch away from the pro-style, it stands to reason that Helton will make greater use of spread principles in terms of tempo and passing variety.

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