It would have been nice for USC athletic director Lynn Swann to at least offer the fans one or two statements saying he understood their frustration this season.
Instead, he went over the top Tuesday night. He revealed a mindset prevalent among the long-time administrators at USC when they frequently disagree with popular opinion: We know more than you. None of you ever understand how things work.
“I believe in (Clay Helton),” Swann said. “I like the position that he takes. (Helton) is passionate about what he does. He is honest and real in what he wants to accomplish and how he wants to accomplish (it). There is no false chatter in (Helton).”
Notice there is no mention about players developing or being well coached. Just blather in general terms.
These comments will likely haunt Swann one day.