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USC fired most of its defensive staff after Stanford’s record-setting day

This comes a day after the Trojans defense struggled mightily with the Cardinal.

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Just one day after a 41-22 loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship Game, USC coach Clay Helton has reportedly fired three defensive coaches, including defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.

These coaches were initially hired by former coach Steve Sarkisian, not Helton. Wilcox had a rough go during the Pac-12 championship game, in which Stanford star Christian McCaffrey dominated the TrojansHe was heard cussing up a storm in the coaches box and had to be told to quiet down by a USC staffer. This reportedly happened quite often. Wilcox had a particularly bad night against USC.