USC men’s and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic won his 12th NCAA title last weekend. That reminds me of a conversation I had with former athletic director Mike Garrett in the late 90’s.
“I heard you wanted to fire (Vavic),” I told Garrett.
“I did,” he replied.
Back to today, it seems like some at USC are embracing water polo’s success simply as a way to mask what happened in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball this season.