Monday Whispers: From The You Can't Make This Stuff Up Files
Sometimes even I am surprised by things I hear at USC.
And the things often come from different areas, so it’s not like one thing is wrong that continually causes the source of the eye rolling or head shaking.
For example, I hear USC athletic director Lynn Swann was at work only one day last week.
For example, I hear that a recruit was asked on a visit last week if he thought John Baxter was a good special teams coach? “No,” the recruit said. This was heard by the recruit’s parents and a coach.
For example, I hear a donor recently asked a USC official for an apology from Swann over the way Swann treated him at a football game. “That’s not going to happen,” the official said.
Keep an eye on Swann’s whereabouts this week. The Master’s has a women’s amateur tournament. So Swann could spend two weeks there if he wanted to instead of just one. It’s happened before.
Is all of this any way to run an athletic dept.?