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Here is a statement USC athletic director Mike Bohn sent out to members of the Trojan Athletic Fund on Thursday:
Walking onto USC’s campus today, I was overcome with feelings of excitement, passion, and opportunity. Tremendous excitement in joining the preeminent college athletic program in the country and becoming a member of the Trojan Family. Heartfelt passion for continuing my lifelong mission of furthering student-athlete excellence, and the opportunity to position USC at the forefront of the intercollegiate athletic landscape well into the future.
I will work tirelessly as your athletic director to make the Trojan Family proud and deliver the championship program that you deserve. My passion and energy never take a day off, and that is my promise to you. My immediate priority will be to listen and to learn, with an ultimate goal of delivering a bold and innovative vision for USC Athletics.
I believe wholeheartedly that student-athlete success should be at the very heart of our mission. Creating a world-class experience for our student-athletes and establishing comprehensive excellence across ALL 21 sports are absolutes.
As a member of the Trojan Athletic Fund, you play a critical role in providing these necessary resources for us to be successful. I applaud your strong investment in our student-athletes and acknowledge your generosity with immense gratitude. I look forward to thanking you in person when we get the chance to meet.
Today, my family and I joined the Trojan Family, and that is a special feeling. I look forward to getting to know all of you over the next weeks and months and welcome you to reach out with your ideas for the program. Together, we will build upon the legendary Trojan tradition of success both on and off the field.
Let’s get started.
Fight On! To Victory!