If It’s Friday, It Must Be Time For The USC Notes Column

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.



4 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It Must Be Time For The USC Notes Column

  1. You are right we have become a nation of gossip mongers and news hounds. Without social media we wouldn’t the me too movement. Gloria Allhead would just be a witch outside of a gingerbread hut in Tarzana. Max ‘s Instagram account closed because he has purged all of the pictures on his computer and phone.


  2. If It’s Friday, It Must Be Time For Dan Weber To Do 180 Degree Turn Around —–Our boy Danny has gone from saying it’s time to anoint J. T. Daniels starting quarterback based on player practices, to saying player practices mean nothing cuz they’re only “throwing sessions” (meaning no pads, no violence). Although I guess his current position makes more sense than his former position, I’m just wondering who or what changed his mind. Dan has switched positions before —but generally not within the same week.

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