There is a pattern emerging in the athletic dept.
Joyce Bell has been promoted to replace Donna Heinel as Senior Associate Athletic Director. Heinel is facing many charges in the College Admissions Scandal.
- Bell’s background at USC was originally in compliance.
- The new deputy athletic director, Paul Perrier, was a long-time compliance employee.
- The interim athletic director, Dave Roberts, who is now a special assistant to Mike Bohn, was formerly USC’s compliance director.
What Carol Folt and Bohn covet is compliance. Bohn told the coaches if they are aware of a rules violation and don’t inform him, they will be fired. Of course, he hasn’t peeped a word about Andy Enfield.
So compliance is now Priority No. 1. And maybe that explains why USC kept a bad coach (Clay Helton). Winning isn’t everything at USC these days.