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Is Lynn Swann The Nation's Worst Athletic Director?

Is Lynn Swann The Nation's Worst Athletic Director?

A USC source tells me a decision might come today regarding Kliff Kingsbury. Let's hope so.

Meanwhile, is Lynn Swann the worst athletic director in the country?

It is a legitimate question. Just consider some of the moves Swann's made:

1.) Ignored all warning signs last season and rewarded Clay Helton with a five-year contract with three-year contracts for Tee Martin and Clancy Pendergast.

Where was Helton going to go if he did not get that offer? He would have taken a 1-year extension. No athletic director who knew what they were doing would give Helton a five-year deal. An athletic director who never was an athletic director would do it.

2.) Failed to terminate Helton

Look going 5-7 is rough. But the reasons behind it as Swann said in his own statement -- culture, discipline, personnel, staff, schemes -- are all on Helton. Who does he think was responsible?

3.) Treated fans with disdain

Swann lectured the fans in a video about moving their seats last year. He lectured the fans again last week with his "Let me be clear . . .  Clay Helton is our head coach and he will continue to be our head coach."

Before that, he gave a radio interview after the Arizona State loss where he said, "I think this program is in good shape."

He is also well known for not signing autographs. A real sign of a knucklehead.

4.) Too much executive time

Swann takes 1-2 weeks off every April to go to the Masters. He is a member of Augusta National Golf Club. Two years ago, there was a report USC couldn't even hire a women's basketball coach because he wasn't around to interview candidates. He takes his golf clubs on football road trips.

Golf is king in his world.

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