Do you think Carol Folt, who didn’t mind bringing Clay Helton back, has a clue about how inept Larry Scott has been as Pac-12 commissioner?
It’s part of her job to decide Scott’s fate but I doubt she has a strong view on him.
Mike Bohn is certainly familiar with Scott because Bohn was at Colorado.
Scott hasn’t pushed to expand the College Football Playoff, which an awful conference (the Pac-12) needs for more revenue. I doubt Folt knows or has any position on this either way. She likes to attend sports events but doesn’t seem too interested in issues regarding the Pac-12 so far.
With USC currently getting around $20 million less per year from the Pac-12 than Big Ten schools receive, Folt should be concerned. Especially with university donations down. She didn’t want to buy out Helton’s contract. She reportedly turned down a donor who did because she doesn’t want to be beholden to any one.
With that said, she better get Scott to increase the revenue stream or join a movement to replace him. But who really sees that based on her performance so far? She doesn’t seem like a trend setter when it comes to conference matters.
- USC, which has lost three straight games, faces Washington tonight in a suddenly critical game at the Galen Center. The Huskies have lost eight of nine games since a 72-40 victory over the Trojans on Jan. 5.
- If Sam Darnold walked on to the USC campus today, he would not find a single coach otuside of Helton that was with the program during his final season with the Trojans.