Sightings

USC athletic director Lynn Swann met with alumni last night at a donor’s apartment in the Chelsea section of New York.

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  • Golden Trojan

    Like to be a fly on the wall for that.

  • Golden Trojan

    Drew Brees is ripping the NFL for Thursday night games. Maybe one of those fat cat donors could rip Swann for Friday night games.

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      Swann has zero control over the Friday night games, that’s Larry Scott’s stupidity

      • steveg

        I disagree, Swann could come out publicly and call Larry Scott out on it. What is Scott going to do. He has zero control over Swann, but he wants to cover his highly overpaid butt.

        • fast fred

          Agree! Its the schools and AD’s that went along with it! LS may be all those things, but he has to report to the schools.

      • AtlDDS

        Larry Scott is an idiot and a Jackalope.

  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    I bet they weren’t talking about the plays on Broadway

    • Gabby

      I faxed them your resume last night. They were contemplating whether to hire you for one of the upcoming coaching vacancies. The decision was unanimous, NO

      Hey, keep your head up, something will open up.

  • rusoviet

    I’d be guessing the conversation centered around all the time Helton has to prepare for this game against OH St. (3+ weeks) and how it had better be seen three weeks from tonight esp. a definite 2nd half strategy for unexpected contingencies and also a ‘death star’ bomb to seal the Buckeyes fate quickly at the beginning of the 2nd half.

    TX, Stanford and Notre Dame are all going to be huge mountains to climb esp, the 1st two as road games the beginning of the year. Lose those two games that are back-to-back ( 9th and 16th September) and its already a blown season

    • schammer47

      Win both games, go undefeated the rest of the way winning Coach Helton”s first National Championship. rusoviet + TROLL. Bad news. Next……

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        Do you take DMT, LSD, PCP or are you just stupid ?

      • rusoviet

        Well let’s see how Helton does the 2nd half of this upcoming game against OH St. – USC has better players than the Buckeyes on offense but it’s the little things that win games like these – attention to detail – something Helton seems to have a consistent inability to focus on.

        • fast fred

          Wait, isn’t this like a bye week(3 weeks)—that means we won’t have to listen to all the crying about no byes!

          • rusoviet

            Have no idea but I do know that the dems wish Trump hadn’t gone to
            Tallahassee-FL this evening after their flunkies and marxist-white-left
            hadn’t ‘pranced and danced’, that he was seriously ill…

            “Jack
            our Jack if only….Bobbie…Teddie….Lord Bentsen (what a
            condescending back end of a llama that @++ clown truly was) …predator
            klintonska….barakska chevrolet and ‘la bruja’ Hillary’….why? Who’ll
            lead us…if only….maybe Liz ‘pow wow chow’ Warren or that ‘humble
            female dawg Kamila or that ‘il/elle’ his honor the mayor of LA

    • Golden Trojan

      And after those two is a Friday night game with WSU, at least it’s WSU that has to travel this year.

      • rusoviet

        They’re (WA St.) are not the problem – it’s those two road games back-to-back that are Sanford 9th Sept and TX the 16th Sept.

        • fast fred

          Already the excuses!

    • j metaphor

      They were probably just talking about what they were going to get St. Pat for Christmas.
      Times a tough for Pat without that charity to milk.

  • Porfirio666

    Did Steve Sarkisian vomit on anybody?

    • CORTEZ THE KILLER

      Since he was in Atlanta and not a USC alum, my guess would be no, well, at least no one in NY

      • USCDAN1986

        WLA alum? Lol

        • Grammymb

          El Camino College

      • trojan_1972

        Despite those facts, great post!

    • trojan_1972

      Excellent!

  • 04Trojan

    Okay? And?

    • David Keeling

      Yeah, so what?

      • 04Trojan

        Huh?

  • SCSTEVE

    Does anybody really believe his role is anything more than purely symbolic? Meet with alumni, pose for pictures, play a few rounds of golf, that’s all he’s really good for. Take a look at his resume . . .

    • steveg

      I do think there are a lot of people that think Swann is more than that but you have your opinion and so on.

    • USCDAN1986

      He is the AD.. No doubt about it.. Under his watch, USC athletics has stayed out of media spotlight in regards to issues.. Minor stuff, the FBI probe will not lead to much.. Over all he’s done a great job as AD.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        The women’s bb search wasn’t pretty

        • USCDAN1986

          I will give you that one. Lol.. With changes to the staff ..addition by subtraction, you have to know Swann will sign-off on the decisions made… Swann would not have taken the AD job with him not having full control.

          • CORTEZ THE KILLER

            He got the new RB coach, he’ll get more coaches this year

          • fast fred

            Wait, isn’t Helton the HC?

          • USCDAN1986

            Haden

          • USCDAN1986

            Yep

        • fast fred

          How about baseball?

          • USCDAN1986

            Haden!

    • Pudly76

      National championship, college football hall of fame, multiple x Super Bowl champion, pro football hall of fame..

    • marvienna

      He ran for Governor of Pennsylvania as the Republican candidate although he lost.

      You don’t get to that point without bringing some crucial management and decision making skills with you. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have taken the job if it was going to be merely symbolic.

      President Nikias might have final say but Swann is engaging the president much more than Haden ever did.

      • Pudly76

        Wasn’t he also the chairman of the board for a national youth charity?

        • USCDAN1986

          Yes!

          • j metaphor

            I think St. Pat was also Chairman of a college scholarship charity but apparently that didn’t turn out so well for the charity.
            I wonder if he still has that on his resume.

          • USCDAN1986

            What does that have to do with USC and the football team or any of our programs? Nothing, he’s no longer the AD.

      • fast fred

        Like Obama—-never had a real job!

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          Playing in the NFL isn’t a real job?

          • fast fred

            Are you serious? Who was he in charge of? What payroll did he meet? what he is good at is glad handing. However, in terms of a quality person, he is the best.

          • Jethro G Sabbath

            Are you serious? You said job, not manager.
            He only went into one of the most competitive fields anywhere and ended up a hall of famer.
            Keep complaining if it makes you feel better though.

          • Pudly76

            Wasn’t he chairman of the board of the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA? If his other career wasn’t good enough for ya because h didn’t have a payroll to meet, maybe this job would be more administrative in nature for you. What a putsz you are sir..

      • j metaphor

        Yes, you can’t be a total idiot and run for public office. Wait, never mind.

  • Paul Muad’dib

    I’m sure they were drinking with their pinky fingers up in the air

  • Pudly76

    USC to start practicing on Monday and will have 12 practices prior to the cotton bowl game

  • Pudly76

    While perusing the World Wide Web I noticed a fact that had eluded me. I wasn’t aware that Gustin had to have a second toe surgery. As far as I’ve heard from a number of sources, he’s still highly questionable for the cotton bowl.
    All we can do is hope .

    • Golden Trojan

      Would love to see him starting and 100%.

      • Pudly76

        He is a game changer, our best at that position, far and away. While Iosefa is coming on strong he doesn’t have the size of Porter or the ability to make reads nearly as quickly. And Rector is great rushing the passer, his run defense on the outside is lacking, but gotta give him props moving from inside to end, not easy these days..

    • AtlDDS

      My brother had the unfortunate experience of a crushing injury to one of his feet on a job site and he went through multiple surgeries to get his broken toes to heal. He went through 2 or 3 years of misery. There is just such poor circulation in the feet that orthopedic injury healing time frequently is a crap shoot–especially when the area gets re-injured before it is fully healed. This happened to my brother and of course Porter came back too soon. Though Gustin is a warrior, I think his decision to push the issue to play has cost him the rest of this season.

      • Pudly76

        Agreed, I would like to see the MD’s report releasing him to play. He is na exceptionally strong kid and the torque generated by a person of his strength would be unimaginable on an injury to a foot and especially a toe.. poor decision is putting it mildly.

    • j metaphor

      What did you google; USC Toe Jams?

      • Pudly76

        Ha