With the news of Fluor Tower scheduled for demolition, here’s a story:
Erik Affholter got thrown out of the freshmen dorm (Flour Tower) for throwing furniture out of his 10th-story window. The window was closed.
He got his own apartment and quickly became involved in the drug world around the campus.
He said it eventually became part of the football program until disciplinarian Larry Smith was hired as USC football coach.
“Drug use really started to affect the team,” Affholter said. “Larry Smith really saved me. We’d have never beat UCLA if he hadn’t been the coach.”