Can you imagine the athletic director at Washington, Alabama or Texas hiding inside Heritage Hall the past few days like Lynn Swann?
It is hard to believe this guy worked for ABC or ran for governor of Pennsylvania the way he avoids making any public comments. Let me be clear: The point of these comments is for the fans. The people who buy tickets and actually care about who coaches the football team.
They want to know what happened with Kliff Kingsbury. They want to know what happened to the promised changes mentioned in Swann’s post-season statement. They want one morsel of information to make them feel better about the 2019 season.
Just google Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen, Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne or Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte. They actually talk to their constituents. They do more than play golf. They administrate.
It’s all too much to ask for from Swann. In about two weeks, it will be the one-year anniversary of the last time Swann did a “State of Troy” interview where he weighed in on current events at USC. Pat Haden did it monthly. But it’s too much to ask for Swann.