USC’s Helton “happy for” Kingsbury after Cardinals swoop in

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Kliff Kingsbury was Southern California’s offensive coordinator for just 34 days, Clay Helton says he isn’t mad after the Arizona Cardinals swooped in.

Kingsbury became the Cardinals’ head coach and left the Trojans in the lurch Tuesday, leaving LA just over one month after he agreed to take charge of USC’s offense. The former Texas Tech coach’s abrupt departure throws USC right back into turmoil, but Helton was graceful and conciliatory in a brief statement.

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