There is a little doubt former USC president John Hubbard led a colorful life. But I heard a new story recently about Hubbard that only added to the legend.
A former USC athletic dept. official told me that after USC played Notre Dame in the early 1970’s, Hubbard flew back to Los Angeles on the team plane.
But then he disappeared for two weeks.
“They couldn’t find him,” the official said. “They eventually found him in Germany on a bender.”
Those were the days. Before social media. Or cell phones. A member of the Board of Trustees at the time told the official that Hubbard was warned to change his behavior after the incident. Hubbard ended serving until 1980.
I suspect there are many more Hubbard stories out there.
- I hear USC will pay baseball coach Dan Hubbs about $300,000 next year in the final year of his contract. By comparison, Vanderbilt paid baseball coach Tim Corbin $2.3 million in 2016. Florida pays baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan $1.25 million.
Nevertheless, USC would rather keep Hubbs than pay him off for his final year.
- Max Nikias has not posted a photo to his popular Instagram account since May 13. This is not surprising as he keeps a low profile during his “vacation” after it was announced he would step down as USC president.