I reported recently that USC hired Jeff Martin as its director of scouting/player relations for $150,000.
Now I hear that USC got turned down by multiple candidates for its director of creative media position because it tried to low-ball everyone on the salary, which was an issue for people moving to Southern California.
It highlights the topsy turvy methods of the athletic dept. There are people who slave away at low salaries and USC balks at a coaches’ buyout, but then just throw a lot of money on other positions and hire outside firms with dubious credentials. It’s feast or famine depending on what job you have at USC.
Does Clay Helton need to make more than $4.5 million?
Does Andy Enfield need to make $3.5 million?
- USC women’s basketball lost to Stanford, 92-53, in the Pac-12 Tournament. That 39-point loss comes a week after USC lost to UCLA, 93-51.
- Today’s USC newsletter has an interesting story on a player departure.