Following Saturday's loss to UCLA, USC coach Clay Helton declined to say whether he'll return next season, telling reporters, "That's a great question" for athletic director Lynn Swann.
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Joshua Kelley rushed for 289 yards on 40 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead UCLA past USC 34-27 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
- Helton deflects status talk to AD after UCLA loss
- UCLA's Bruin Bear statue sprayed in USC colors
- Helton confident he's on safe ground at USC
- USC linebacker Smith returning from injury
Vandals broke into a wooden box intended to protect the Bruin Bear and spray-painted USC colors on the body and foundation of the statue ahead of this week's rivalry game.
In a team meeting earlier this week, Clay Helton said he told his players that he plans to be at USC for another 15 years.
Chase Garbers threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, and California snapped its 14-game losing streak against Southern California with a 15-14 victory Saturday night.
Aca'Cedric Ware rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, including 57-yard and 62-yard scoring sprints, as Southern California beat Oregon State 38-21 on Saturday night.