Saturday’s USC-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl featured the worst rivalry turnout since 1950, but enough hecklers were on hand to greet Trojans coach Clay Helton as he came off the field following a loss to the Bruins.
USC's 34-27 defeat, before an announced crowd of 57,116, dropped the Trojans to 5-6 on the season and put the team in danger of being ineligible for a bowl game. But that wasn't important to surly fans who yelled at Helton and hung a sign that read, “HELTON OUT TIME FOR CHANGE” above the tunnel to USC’s locker room.
As usual, Helton pretended not to be concerned. But those aren't the only signs he could be in trouble in Los Angeles.