Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson has emerged as leader within the Pac-12 regarding officiating and helped lead the recent review that led to changes and more transparency. He even answered questions at media day with Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and vice president for officiating, David Coleman.
Can you imagine USC athletic director Lynn Swann taking the lead on any issues confronting the Pac-12?
Maybe if they wanted to do a study on the effects of excessive rounds of golf and hours on a golf simulator on an administrator?
- There are around 25 members of the 1969 team who have agreed to boycott the Aug. 17 scrimmage at the Coliseum. The latest are offensive linemen Fred Khasigian and Steve Lehmer. At this point I have not heard of a 1969 player who has agreed to attend.
- USC has hired former assistant Dain Blanton as its new beach volleyball coach. Blanton has worked as a sports broadcaster besides being a volunteer assistant coach.
He follows a USC pattern of promoting assistant coaches.