Tuesday, July 20, 2010

DEVELOPING STORY: Haden To Replace Garrett As USC AD

((HT: LA Times- Dwyre))

In a move a lot of people thought was a long time coming, former USC quarterback Pat Haden is set to replace current Athletic Director Mike Garrett as soon as August 3rd. USC President Steven Sample is retiring on that date, and it has been targeted and otherwise circled for the same transition in the Athletic Department.

Haden will, obviously, have to give up his role as NBC analyst for Notre Dame football, but the magna-cum-laude/Rhodes Scholar/Phi Beta Kappa-current private investment firm guy wants to restore the program to its past glory and reputation.

From Dwyre:

"This is not something I thought about doing, nor something even on my radar," Haden said. "But I began to see it as a challenge, as something new. And when my wife agreed — and she really doesn't follow sports closely — I took a closer look."

An announcement of an official nature is anticipated sometime Tuesday in Los Angeles. In addition, former Trojan JK McKay is also figured to be hired as some sort of compliance "liaison" between Haden and Lane Kiffin- presumably to keep Kiffin's head screwed on straight in recruiting and eligibility issues.

As Ol' JR used to say... Business just picked up...

More when we know more...
But, here's what USC will be trying to avoid with Haden...
Ed Laskos explains from Los Angeles from, about, six weeks ago...
((HT: KTTV/Fox 11- MyFoxLA))

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