LOS ANGELES – Southern California coach Clay Helton has fired offensive line coach Neil Callaway and taken over play-calling duties for the struggling Trojans.
Helton announced the shake-up of his coaching staff Monday, two days after USC dropped to 4-4 with a home loss to Arizona State.
Helton took away the play-calling responsibilities from offensive coordinator Tee Martin. USC has managed little offensive consistency this season.
Callaway is a longtime friend of Helton and a close associate of Helton’s father, former Houston head coach Kim Helton.
The defending Pac-12 champions have fallen out of first place in the South division with back-to-back losses. The Trojans’ 38-35 loss to the Sun Devils was their first defeat at the Coliseum in Helton’s tenure.
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