Thursday Whispers: Heritage Hall Blinks
I got contacted by a USC official saying John Robinson was not fired and “retired” from his job as a goodwill ambassador.
This means Lynn Swann was upset that it was reported he fired Robinson. Several sources inside Robinson was not retained. USC maintains he retired.
The fact Swann is even responding through an official shows signs he is feeling heat.
Here is another sign.
After I wrote former USC linebacker Bob Jensen repeatedly called Swann to no avail about the cancellation of the Salute to Troy dinner, guess what happened?
Swann suddenly called Jensen on Wednesday afternoon, according to a source. Good thing Swann does not read this blog!
Anyways, I hear Swann said there would be no Salute to Troy but a Fall Showcase at the Coliseum where believes 10,000-15,000 fans will attend to watch USC scrimmage. Swann did not commit to honoring the 1969 or 1994 USC football teams but the issue is apparently being considered.
I'm not sure why Swann won't just salute the former teams before the 10,000-15,000 fans he thinks will show up in August. Or better yet, salute them at a real game at the Coliseum.
But this is USC, where common sense is in short supply these days. I'm just glad Swann finally returned Jensen's call.