Steve Sarkisian Gives Up Play Calling, Social Media Reacts


You asked for it, Trojan fans, and now you’re getting it. Steve Sarkisian revealed Saturday that USC football offensive coordinator Clay Helton will handle play calling duties this season, eliciting a flood of approval from social media.

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Sarkisian called plays in 2014 with decent results. After all, Cody Kessler set records at quarterback. However, the Trojan offense outside of the numbers was often frustrating and ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in total offense. More importantly, they failed to move the chains at key moments in close games.

Helton called plays in 2013 when Ed Orgeron replaced Lane Kiffin midway through the season and generally received praise for the way he directed the Trojan offense.

When Sarkisian retained Helton on staff, there was a good portion of the Trojan fan base who believed the offensive coordinator should keep his role.

Now he has his chance to prove them right.

Here’s a look at how the Twittersphere reacted to the news:

What say you? Are you excited about Helton calling plays in 2015? Sound off in the comments below.

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