Mike Bohn was asked by Trojan Family magazine about being a rare outsider as USC athletic director.
Here’s the best answer: “And I can guarantee you one thing: If you were to cut me, cardinal and gold is going to come out of my veins.”
Here’s the rest of his answer: “It’s funny when people say, “You’re an outsider.” I have respected and enjoyed USC athletics since I was a kid, and I’ve had the USC fight song on my playlist ever since they had playlists. I have a great understanding of the league, having been in the Pac-12 [at Colorado] when it became the Pac-12.
“So I really don’t consider myself an outsider. Yeah, I didn’t go to USC. Well, guess what: I didn’t go to any of the other institutions that I worked at.”