Lynn Swann actually did some work as USC athletic director Wednesday night!
Swann appeared at the Water Grill in Costa Mesa for an event hosted by the Trojan Athletic Fund of Orange County.
Now did he actually say anything interesting? Not really, according to a donor who attended the event and took some notes.
He praised USC coach Clay Helton: “I think Clay’s got a (good) football sense and IQ,” Swann said.
Swann also defended former strength coach Ivan Lewis, who went to the Seattle Seahawks.
“If we did a bad job, we wouldn’t be looking for another (strength) coach,” Swann said.
Swann neglected to mention Pete Carroll knew Lewis before at USC so it wasn’t like Carroll was blown away by USC’s physicality on game films or anything.
And Swann had the audacity to say Helton “recruits extraordinarily.”
Did he see the recruiting class USC just signed? Does he think people are stupid?
I asked the donor what he thought of Swann’s performance Wednesday night?
“I felt like he talked down to us,” the donor said. “He didn’t win anyone over with his words. I’ll be interested to see how many people actually go to the first game.”
You know who should really be upset? The San Gabriel Valley Trojan Club. They got John Baxter on Wednesday night.