In announcing Clay Helton as USC’s full-time head coach, Trojans AD Pat Haden cited the support Helton had garnered inside the locker room as one of the reasons for giving him the permanent job.

So it figures USC players would erupt when Haden told them — officially — was there to stay.

Having your work validated by your boss, and then seeing your players mob you while chanting your name? Forget career, that has to be one of the best moments in Clay Helton’s life.

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