Back to those questions!!
Q: ianSC said:
Any updates on SC taking over the Coliseum lease? There are so many improvements that need to be made, I’m wondering when they can get started and what can be finished before next season.
A: It was supposed to be wrapped up by February. The Los Angeles City Council asked the Coliseum Commission to hold off on doing anything at its early December meeting where USC hoped for the first step toward taking control. I know university officials are eager to get started. As I said before, USC is going to spend $26 million just to replace all 92,000 seats.
Q: TrojanPete said:
USA Today ran an article listing the pay of college football head coaches and assistant coaches. Lane Kiffin and the USC assistants weren’t included as USC is a private school and it does not disclose coach’s pay. In what range would you put Kiffin’s annual salary and the combined pay of the USC football assistants? Thanks.
A: Lane Kiffin made around $2 million his first season and about 2.2 this season. Ed Orgeron makes about $1 million. Monte Kiffin makes between $1.2-1.5. John Baxter’s in the $650,000 range. The rest make between $250,000-$500,000.