USC head coach Clay Helton has been named one of seven finalists for the Bear Bryant Award, given annually to the nation’s top head coach.
Helton helped lead the Trojans to an 11-2 record and the Pac-12 Conference title. While Stanford coach David Shaw was named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the conference, Helton has a shot at an even bigger honor.
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The other candidates for the award are: Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, UCF’s Scott Frost (now with Nebraska), Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Army’s Jeff Monken, Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.
USC will take on Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.
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