- For the past couple years, people at USC have told me that former assistant coach Todd McNair was offered a settlement by the NCAA of between $5-10 million. They said his lawyers turned it down because they were confident he would get much more ($27 million).
- 200 USC professors have signed a letter demanding school president Max Nikias step down. “He has lost the moral authority to lead,” the letter states.
- The USC Board of Trustees issued a statement to today supporting Nikias. “The executive committee of the board has full confidence in President Nikias’ leadership, ethics, and values and is certain that he will successfully guide our community forward.”
- USC athletic director Lynn Swann has been named to the board of directors of Evoqua Water Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based water treatment company with more than $1.3 billion in revenues.
Swann’s USC salary has not been revealed but is believed to be comparable to the $2.8 million Pat Haden made at USC in 2016.
Does he really need to join another board of directors? When he was hired by USC, it was announced he would resign from all boards except a plum Flour Corp. board position.