Well, this is not a surprise.
USC athletic director Mike Bohn, outside the friendly confines of a fan-site interview, decided to add “context” to his comments about taking the Trojans out of the Pac-12.
“The answer is no,” Bohn told CBS Sports on Thursday. “Why would we do that? We’ve got 21 sports here. You know the drill. There would be no way for us to do that.”
Bohn added, “Now, that being said, if the unexpected happened and NBC said, ‘Hey we want to partner you guys with Notre Dame’ … then that’s different.’ ”
I’m not sure if anyone besides USC message boards think the Trojans can get NBC to give them a deal like Notre Dame.
“There’s no talk of [leaving], but guess what? If it was on the table, we would certainly explore that,” Bohn said. “But I’ve got to be careful. The league is really tender.
“The context that I was talking about was whether it was league TV stuff, creative pieces with any other type of deliverable, it has to be on the table. Guess what? If that helps [the league] understand the importance of what our campuses are going through, so be it.
“I don’t want to walk it back, but hopefully that gives it a little more context.”
He basically walked it back. Like the saying goes, when you are explaining, you are losing.
- USC will be required to make sweeping changes to its Title IX procedures according to announcement by the Dept. of Education.
USC failed to tell the federal govt. that were multiple complaints about Dr. George Tyndall while it was under a previous Title IX investigation.