Mike Bohn Says His Tenure Has “Been A Rollercoaster”

Mike Bohn’s media tour included a stop on 710-AM this morning with Jorge Sedano.

On his time as USC athletic director, Bohn said, “I’d be dishonest if I didn’t say it’s been rollercoaster.”

He was also asked if USC’s highly-rated recruiting class validated his decision to keep Clay Helton: “Well . . . we’re lucky to have Clay Helton as our coach.”

Asked about Gov. Newsom’s announcement that pro sports could resume in June: “I think that’s certainly encouraging news. We’re all in the same boat of trying to figure out what’s best and what’s right for our respective institutions.

“Let’s be a little bit more patient. Let’s push down a little bit on our patience button.”

Asked how much time football would need to prepare for a season: “I think if coaches were honest, eight weeks ideal amount of time . . . in a worst case six weeks.”

And on playing Ole Miss in 2025-26: “We listened to our fans very early (on the UC Davis game). We heard them. They wanted to play better non-conference games.”

  • USC has named Jeremy Kipp as its new men’s and women’s swim coach. He was the head coach at Northwestern and previously spent eight seasons at USC as an assistant.

11 thoughts on “Mike Bohn Says His Tenure Has “Been A Rollercoaster”

  1. “Bohn was also asked if USC’s highly-rated recruiting class validated his decision to keep Clay Helton: “Well . . . we’re lucky to have Clay Helton as our coach.”

    Does the ” … ” in the quote mean that Bohn hesitated when responding about Helton?

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      1. No kidding! “Let’s push down a little bit on our patience button.”? How insulting. How about you push it up your smug ass, Bohn.

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    1. “Well . . . we’re lucky to have Clay Helton as our coach.” What kind of contest in hell did Bohn win? No other division 1A program would want this guy, yet Bohn is LUCKY to have him.

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  2. Bohn should go ask a person who owns a business that wasn’t deemed ” Necessary ” and see what their patience level is.

    And what a shock, USC hired someone that had once been an assistant at the school, never seen them do that before

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  3. So “Bones” admitted it was a roller coaster ride for him at SC, and he apparently hesitated when asked if a good 2021 recruitment class validated the decision to keep Helton.

    One ponders if his roller-coaster thinking process went something like this:
    “I know Clay will read this, so I better compliment the guy.
    Nevertheless, the last game of the season with Iowa was the lowest point of the year
    But he did decide not to pull Slovis from any games in which Slovis was able to remain upright
    Still, what was Clay thinking in giving Drevno the responsibility to protect Slovis’ backside?
    Of course, Clay did do better in 2019 than in 2020
    However, many of the wins were too close for comfort
    I think I’ll gracefully get out of this– ‘We’re lucky to have Clay yada yada yada.'”

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  4. Budda,

    yes, SC and other schools have hired former assistant coaches, What makes that decision any good is, how well did the assistant do as a head coach prior coming back as a head coach. In this case, Kipp did a good job at Boise St and Northwestern. With the talent at SC, he should even do better. We will see.

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  5. nothing validates this coach short of a playoff and national title game win. sorry, that’s the effin’ standard. too much? take this cultish rah-rah crap someplace else.

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  6. I honestly do not see Folt and Bohn here too long. Why? Because money always talks. If the endowment is affected and title nine teams cannot be supported with football then there is a problem. I really hope that happens.

    Ironically, most wanted change and look what happened! Nothing. Lol.

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