Last night’s recruiting dinner had less than 100 people in attendance. Just for comparison, during the Pete Carroll era they used to hold the event on the floor of the Galen Center.
The dinner is usually hosted by the athletic director but Lynn Swann was at Pebble Beach so Steve Lopes was the emcee.
It was believed to be the smallest crowd since the event started in 1997.
I’m told USC interim president Wanda Austin attended the dinner. I wonder if she knows how much smaller than normal the crowd was.
I also heard some fans heckled Clay Helton outside the Falen Center last night with “Fire Helton” chants.
It is all a sad state of affairs.