You probably have read how the firings of three athletic dept. employees is part of Mike Bohn’s master plan to save the athletic dept. It has merit.
But what fascinates me is the way the plan is being selectively leaked from Heritage Hall. Bohn is not speaking on-the-record to the media right now about what he is doing.
Instead, Bohn and Co. seem to prefer to take one media outlet and give it plenty of background information to get their message across.
It is not much different than how the university administration acted for many years: Whenever there was a big donation, the first announcement would come in the Los Angeles Times followed by a USC press release to the rest of the media.
It works until you screw up. The L.A. Times uncovered a lot of wrongdoing the past few years and then suddenly Max Nikias lost his fondness for the paper.
Bohn seems paralyzed in public, so the background campaign will get his message across, even if it is overshadowed by his decision to retain Clay Helton.
The problem is he might win over a few media members with selective leaks but the fans/boosters are probably never going to forgive him fo the Helton mess unless he fires the bumbling coach.