The USC newsletter this week has items on Pat Haden and Mike Bohn turning down a soft interview.
- Meanwhile, two former USC coaches who are at Arizona State spoke to Yahoo Sports on Wednesday about the NCAA allegations surrounding the Sun Devils program.
“In a phone interview Wednesday, (Chris) Hawkins said he did not deny knowing the recruits were going to be in the area. He denied paying for or helping arrange the trip: `I’ve never paid a kid. I’ve never paid for a flight. I’ve never done any of that. I made $100,000 last year. I was the lowest-paid [Power Five] coach in America. I didn’t have the money to be paying players or paying for flights. I live check-to-check. I’m not one of the big guys yet.’ “
And from assistant coach Prentice Gill: “I’ve never bought a kid anything. I’ve never given a kid money. I’ve never done any of that. I didn’t purchase his ticket. I didn’t pay for anything. I do know that he came to Arizona. He came and visited, he did. He told me that.”