After lobbying for Clay Helton to be retained as the USC head coach, it was not surprise when Trojan players past and present took to Twitter to celebrate the hire.
Trojan players started a hashtag and voiced their opinion on USC’s coaching search in nearly every post-game interview this season. Monday their efforts were rewarded as USC officially announced Clay Helton as the permanent head coach of the Trojans.
Under Helton, the Trojans stormed to the first official Pac-12 South division title in school history on the back of an undefeated record in the South.
Despite losses to Notre Dame and Oregon during that span, an emphatic victory over UCLA punched USC’s ticket to the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara.
With preparations beginning for a rematch against Stanford, athletic director Pat Haden made the decision to back his head coach and the players who have supported him all along the way by taking the interim tag out of the equation.
Check out some of the reaction from current and former Trojans on Twitter, most of whom were ecstatic about the hire:
"Let's get it"
Of course it wasn’t all roses from former Trojans:
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