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LOOK: USC fans hired plane to fly ‘Fire Clay Helton’ banner

Jesse Reed
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

USC Trojans fans are sick and tired of the Clay Helton era. Barring a miracle Saturday as the Trojans host Notre Dame, they will miss a bowl game with just five wins as the team seems to have regressed significantly under Helton this year.

Ahead of Saturday’s big game, fans spotted a plane flying over the Los Angeles Coliseum with a banner trailing behind it. That banner read, “Lynn Swann — Please Fire Clay Helton.”

Here’s a picture, which if you look closely does show the message.

Honestly, Swann needs to make this move. Helton looks completely out of his depth. He has one of the best recruiting bases in America but has not been able to squeeze the talent out of his tremendous roster, and his in-game coaching decisions have been sketchy as well.

At the least, Swann and Co. know that their fans would not be opposed to some new leadership.