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USC Wants “Shared Accountability”

USC interim president Wanda Austin delivered a state of the university speech yesterday. Here was a quote that caught my attention: “Shared governance means shared engagement and shared accountability.” This makes perfect sense. But let’s apply it to athletics. Is Lynn Swann engaged? Is he accountable to anyone? Is Clay Helton being held accountable? USC has many issues that Austin must focus on as president and … Continue reading USC Wants “Shared Accountability”

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Lynn Swann Golf Update

Would you believe Lynn Swann is at Riviera Country Club today? The Genesis Open PGA Tournament is this week so his “excuse” is the college competition being held today. I wonder how many other athletic directors are there for the collegiate showcase? Swann would counter he directly supervises the USC golf programs. But of course, he does. UPDATED: Here’s a little more on the college … Continue reading Lynn Swann Golf Update

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Former USC Football Player Ron Miller Dies

Ron Miller, who lettered as a USC football player in 1951-53, died Saturday. He was 85. Miller was better known as the son-in-law of Walt Disney and was Disney president from 1978-83 and then CEO from 1983-84. In 1953, a friend set Miller up on a blind date with fellow USC student Diane Disney. They got married in 1954 and remained married for 56 years … Continue reading Former USC Football Player Ron Miller Dies

USC Friday Afternoon Notes

  Is Orange Lutheran wide receiver Kyle Ford flipping to Oregon now that his friend, Bru McCoy, has signed a financial aid agreement to attend Texas? The Galen Center crowd of 4,125 for USC’s 80-57 victory over Arizona was the smallest in arena history for a USC-Arizona game. Blame Arizona’s struggles because the Wildcats usually bring as many or more fans to this game. Now … Continue reading USC Friday Afternoon Notes