USC interim president Wanda Austin delivered a state of the university speech yesterday.
Here was a quote that caught my attention: “Shared governance means shared engagement and shared accountability.”
This makes perfect sense. But let’s apply it to athletics. Is Lynn Swann engaged? Is he accountable to anyone? Is Clay Helton being held accountable?
USC has many issues that Austin must focus on as president and sports is not a high priority. But it would be nice if someone in the administration or Board of Trustees would become engaged in relation to the athletic dept.
If Austin’s statement is implemented, someone needs to get the disengaged athletic director off the golf course and into Heritage Hall to make sure the incompetent football coach is doing something to improve the program.