The Board of Trustees are fighting with each other over the firing of Business School dean Jim Ellis and had an emergency meeting today.
There is not a lot of real information that has been made public regarding Ellis. I can never remember a previous issue where the board turned against each other so people have strong feelings.
But here’s a nugget: A USC coach told me Ellis was the only dean they could easily call and get help from when it came to recruiting. For example, when a recruit visited, they could call Ellis and quickly set up a meeting with him because he was accessible.
Whether you are pro-or-anti Ellis, it seems like his departure would be a loss for athletics.