The USC newsletter today is a conversation I had with a member of the Board of Trustees.
“It’s a shame things are in the present state,” the trustee said. Sign up for full interview.
Earlier, I wrote about the changing face of the athletic dept.
USC athletic director Mike Bohn continues to raid the University of Cincinnati for high-ranking positions inside the Trojan athletic dept.
Bohn recently hired Nick Bowes to be USC’s Chief Operating Officer, a position previously held by Steve Lopes.
Bowes was Associate AD for Business and External Affairs/Chief Financial Officer at CINCINNATI.
And Bohn previously hired Lindsay Jaffe as Associate Athletic Director (Sport Administration) at USC. Jaffe was an assistant athletic director at CINCINNATI.
Now the kicker: Bowes and Jaffe are married.
Bohn’s right-hand man, Brandon Sosna, the No. 2-ranking official at USC, also came from CINCINNATI.
USC’s new strength coach, Robert Stiner, worked with Bohn and Sosna at . . . CINCINNATI.
If a good job opens up at USC, you better have worked at Cincinnati if you want it.
The question is whether the athletic dept. is now split between the Cincinnati people who trust each other and the USC people wary of the Cincinnati people?