It’s not often you get Carol Folt and Rick Caruso to make official statements together but both praised Mike Bohn today for being named NACDA athletic director of the year.
Bohn was actually one of four Football Bowl Subdivision athletic directors of the year and one of 28 overall as the list below shows. USC is omitting that, of course, and saying Bohn is “the” winner.
Now when you fire Clay Helton and hire Lincoln Riley, you should get an award. When you oversee a football program going 4-8 and having the worst attendance in decades, that’s a huge negative point.
Former UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero won this award . . . three times! Twice at UCLA and once at UC Irvine.
“Mike is transforming the culture of USC Athletics in so many ways, and I want to congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” Folt said.
“Since Mike came aboard as Athletic Director, he has been a visionary leader and has ushered in a new era for USC Athletics,” Caruso said.