Morning Buzz: USC Lets Its Students Down (Again)

I don’t expect Carol Folt to get it right on football. Two years ago, she did not want fire Clay Helton.

But I do expect her to handle issues that concern the safety of USC students.

Folt said in a letter sent to students and staff Friday that the university’s hotline received at least seven reports of possible drugging and possible sexual assault at a fraternity in late September but the information wasn’t shared with students until a month later.

“We now know that there was a troubling delay in acting on this information. As president, I came to USC with the promise to confront what is wrong and lead the effort to fix what is broken. This is too important to not get right,” Folt said.

What a disgraceful admission. Will USC investigate and get rid of anyone who delayed the release of this information? If it does, it won’t tell the public. That’s just not the university’s way. It prefers to keep things private.

44 thoughts on “Morning Buzz: USC Lets Its Students Down (Again)

    1. In case Carol is looking for some boilerplate to fall back on, I urge she consider the following:
      “Gentlemen, this is my last press conference. You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”

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    2. What do you expect from University of South Central? USC is located in the worst crime ridden neighborhood in Los Angeles. Why would any parent send their kids to USC? Didn’t they look around the neighborhood??!! Much as you’ll hate UCLA in this blog, you got to admit UCLA’s location is far more desirable than USC’s location. UCLA is in Westwood, bordered by Bel-Air and Brentwood. Arguably the best neighborhoods in the country. USC is in South Central LA, bordered by Pico-Union and stones throws from Florence and Normandie, the most infamous intersection in the country.

      Why are you all surprised? When you play in the mud, you get muddy. Not Folt’s fault. Look yourselves in the mirror.

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      1. Forget this “surrounding neighborhood” shit —UCLA is more dangerous…
        #…Cuz…UCLAProfessorsHidingInMen’sRoom…

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      2. Who among would rather own property in South Central rather than Westwood. Pasadena, why don’t you move back to South Central if you think it is so safe? If all of you are being honest you would all much rather live in Westwood than South Central.

        Just telling you the truth. Now if you wanted bail bonds brokers and liquor and gun stores in close proximity, USC neighborhood is where you want a be.

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      3. Actually if you would check the statistics, Chinatown is the most crime ridden neighborhood in Los Angeles. South LA it’s like number 10 on the list. It’s people like you who spread these false narratives and subsequently perpetuate Scenarios that don’t exist. There are more golden retrievers and South LA these days than pit bulls.

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  1. probaly just a set up, release info where poeple can get drugs but only have the polise there waiting to arrest every one, hapens all the time, its why u shuold never buy drugs from adults, only from children cuz there hands arent big enuff to hold a phone to call the polise and they is to dum to remeber the polise phone number,

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  2. For years, there has been a failure of accountability at USC, nowhere more than in the BOT and office of the president (Nikias and Folt). If they flipped a coin, they would make correct decisions more often than they do now.

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    1. Not the way Carol flips a coin, 67. Did you catch the only time she tried it? She lightly let the coin go into the air without flipping –it went up “heads” and it came down “heads”……
      #ItWasThe”SignOfTheBeast”

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      1. Ed is influencing events worldwide…. we’ve all seen the effect he’s having on Western governments….

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  3. This president is an absolute joke. I tried several times to personally speak to her about the sad state of affairs of the USC Football program and the ineptness of Helton. I got as far as her personal secretary. I told them I was an past captain of the team and had some advise for the president. I never got a call back! Zero. Nothing! Same thing with our twit AD Bohn.. Never called me back! Since then, I’ve been rooting for the opposing teams to embarrass USC on the field. My wish has come through! Folt and Bohn are both inept twits and are prime examples of the Peter Principle! People rising to the level of incompetence.

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      1. If it were Petros, Carol’s secretary probably buzzed her, “Watch out —this guy looks like he’s gonna try to talk sense to your sorry ass…”

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  4. Toeless Clown U – LOL. The rotting fish head FB program is the least of SUCC’s problems. Donald Trump Jr. would be a perfect replacement for Ms. Folt.

    #It’s 50/50 winless Az punks the bozos today at the crumbling mausoleum.

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      1. MG, Trump’s standard behavior is offensive. Trump promotes himself as a political martyr based on his false, BS claim he won the 2020 election.

        When in fact MG, Donnie J, is nothing more than a slimy, two-bit Loser/SUCCer, who lost the 2020 election to Sleepy Joe.

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    1. Just Rent,

      U Clowns Lose Again have gtheir own problems. You should not be throwing rocks at glass houses. If you want, I could rag on Thug U aka ruinville for hours. U don’t want that.

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  5. New questions for everyone.
    1. Is Ed Charlie Bucket? (Without the gueys reference it’s hard to tell.)
    2. What did trojanwb expect? Carol gets pranked all of the time. She’s still chasing her refrigerator (an assistant is looking into it for her) after I called and asked if her refrigerator was running. And Mike Bohn (don’t get me started) is still saying, “what?” after I called him a teddy bear when he affirmed that he had cotton balls. Heck they can’t tell you who the first Heisman trophy winner was.
    3. Is Owns right?
    4. Will the newspaper ever stop guessing who the next football coach will be. We haven’t even begun the search for a next basketball or baseball coach yet.
    5. Where is Pudly ? (Serious question not a troll for troll answer)

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    1. ALL good questions…
      #WishWeHadTheAnswerTo#5!!
      [Come on, Pudly! So the season sucks? You’ve still got your friends here]…

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      1. Actually a trick question inside of a question. The first Heisman winner was Jay Berwanger of the Chicago Maroons but I thought someone would point that out.

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  6. Scooter,

    I did not see you at the Loyola vs St. Paul game last night. It was a thriller. The first three kicoffs to Loyola, they all went for touchdowns. However, the second td was called back due to a penalty. Loyola was ahead 28-21 at half time. They then score another td in the second half. St. Paul came back and was behind by two from scoring a td. On the extra point StP tried the old St Francis stance, where their hands are on the knees and then they stood up and then into their stance. That drew Loyola offsides and STP went for two and got it making it 36-35 St.P. Loyola was on a drive with about 3 minutes left and then on fourht and one the qb takes a snap from shotgun and was tackled for a loss. Loyola got the ball back with around a minute and drove the ball down to the 26 yd line with 3.5 seconds left. Loyola attempts a field goal and it went right. STP holds on and wins 36-35.

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  7. Scooter,

    I sazw Sultan McCllough, the rb from SC at Connel’s on Washington Blvd. in Pasadena. That is a great place. We talked about SC football and he doesn’t care for Helton and he wants SC to back to power run, just like i do. That is SC’s DNA, power run with fullbacks and tightends blocking. I then suggested David Shaw or his OC cordinator to be the head coach at SC and he liked that. They run the perfect offense that SC should be running, not this pop gun offense.

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    1. What an ugly curse, to be recognized by PT in public and coerced into a rah-rah “It goes w/o saying,” FB conversation with a half wit.

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  8. Let’s see if they hire the best guy available. If they don’t then find another football team to follow because this administration doesn’t want to win big. This coaching change will tell you a lot about this administration. Haden, Swann and Nakias are gone. They were a problem because they didn’t want to win big. Let’s see what Folt and Bohn do. I think that they will hire an outstanding coach but maybe I’m deceived. We’ll see. I still like Fickell over everyone else but Mel Tucker is growing on me.

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  9. The guy I go for is Fickell. I think that he is the best out there and I think that they should be going after the best. Make him tell you no before you look elsewhere. If he says no, then there are a lot of other outstanding coaches out there who will want that job. I think James Franklin wants the SC job badly. Matt Campbell is mentioned a lot. I have mixed emotions about him. If you look at his record, he loses a lot of close games. The great coaches win those close ones. It’s true that a lot of his games are close simply because he doesn’t have the talent to blow people out in a good conference like the Big-12. So I wouldn’t be disappointed if they got him. There are a lot of good things about him. I would actually take a close look at Tom Herman. I know people are going to think I’m crazy for throwing him in there. But He’s an outstanding coach. Texas gave up on him too early. Sark will be gone after his 3rd season. They definitely made a mistake on him.

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  10. She didn’t take action as she was hoping to be the next “victim” so that she can finally get some action instead of only being able to look at a referee’s bum

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    1. Dolt should be fired for cause to avoid paying her off. In her 2 years, we have had Nikias STILL in his gold-plated office on campus, the Dean of the School of Social Work mixed up in a bribery scheme with an LA Councilman, and finally withholding information on the Sigma Nu snafu. And I’m not even going to mention the fortune that has been squandered on the football program with pricey assistants that are worthless, Video staff producing garbage, and keeping Gomer when the fans were voting with their wallets and staying away from the games for 2 years. We need Northwestern’s Shapiro NOW.

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