Clay Helton Replacements: Top 10 Coaching Candidates To Become Next USC Head Coach

Breaking college football news is USC Football firing Clay Helton as its head coach after just 2 games this season. USC lost 42-28 to Stanford at home on Saturday and AD Mike Bohn decided after 6+ seasons with Helton, he’d seen enough. Chat Sports’ host Harrison Graham has the top 10 candidates to replace Clay Helton as the next USC head coach on today’s show.

Clay Helton replacements feature a ton of big names including current and former head coaches. Penn State head coach James Franklin is drawing a ton of buzz from CFB insiders Pete Thamel and Bruce Feldman. Would he leave Penn State for USC? Up-and-comers Matt Campbell at Iowa State and Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell will likely draw interest as well. Current USC AD Mike Bohn hired Fickell to be the head coach at Cincinnati. Could USC convince currently retired head coaches Bob Stoops or Chris Petersen to come to Los Angeles?

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USC Football head coaching candidates following Clay Helton’s firing:
#1: James Franklin (HC, Penn State)
#2: Mario Cristobal (HC, Oregon)
#3: Matt Campbell (HC, Iowa State)
#4: Luke Fickell (HC, Cincinnati)
#5: Hugh Freeze (HC, Liberty)
#6: Bill O’Brien (OC, Alabama)
#7: Greg Schiano (HC, Rutgers)
#8: Chris Petersen (retired HC - formerly of Boise State & Washington)
#9: Tony Elliott (OC, Clemson)
#10: Bob Stoops (former Oklahoma HC, analyst at Fox Sports)

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