Dave Emerick, who has worked for Mike Leach the past 18 years, was hired by USC to be “General Manager/Senior Associate Athletic Director for Football.”
This is a position that never existed previously at USC. I’m interested exactly where it fits in the athletic dept. hierarchy because USC only has around five senior associate athletic directors but none solely dedicated to football.
Is it a glorified position just to make sure Lincoln Riley’s desires are met? The position is obviously going to be below Riley. Emerick has always been an aide to Leach.
At Mississippi State, Emerick oversaw Mississippi State’s football recruiting and worked with the senior athletic dept. administration.
It does show USC wants to beef up its football operations . . . again. So that should be good for the program.