USC Fires Tony Bland

USC says assistant basketball coach Tony Bland is no longer employed by the school. Why now all of a sudden? It seems reactionary especially after Arizona fired assistant coach Book Richardson earlier this week. Or did the feds happen to give the schools more information?

  • Independent_George

    Dotting the i’s, crossing the t’s, probably making sure they can fire him outright for cause without paying him any buyout or severence.

    • Golden Trojan

      And making sure to follow Calif. labor laws, make sure Atty Gen Becerra won’t file charges on SC.

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    at least they are consistent…ask Todd McNair

  • Bernie

    Enfield next.

    • JustOwns

      TB worked for Andyain’twinning and it defies credulity Andrew was clueless to TB’s illegal, fee based recruiting practices.

      • steveg

        So you are saying Nikias should resign because of Bland? I could go with that.

        • JustOwns

          He should have resigned when the Dr. Puliafito scandal was revealed.

          • steveg

            Say again?

        • JustOwns

          He should have resigned when the Dr. Puliafito scandal was revealed.

        • gotroy22

          So there is an upside to this basketball scandal!

      • Pasadena Trojan

        So when is Guerro and the president of ruinville going to resign due to Johnny Cheetin’ Wooden’s cheating actions?

        • fast fred

          All you can hang onto is something that happened 30 years ago?? you and Jack b need help with your obsessions!

      • USCDAN1986

        Ok John Wooden!

    • j metaphor

      Then Nik the Greek

    • schammer47

      You next, Barnie.

  • party_opponent

    Bland’s lawyer indicated that Bland was fired last week. Before Arizona fired Richardson.

    To answer your question, I’m guessing both schools were privy to information from the DOJ that compelled the termination of those coaches.

  • Peaceful Warrior

    Somebody should search some of these USC websites that provide good information on Bland and let the “reporter” know the answers to all of his questions.

    • gotroy22

      Why don’t you appoint yourself?

  • LamontRaymond

    Mandela Effect – I thought he was already fired.

    • gotroy22

      Now he truly is Bobby “Blue” Bland.

  • usc fan

    I’m at USC now I think Swann might have fired Helton. I will post as soon as I know forsure.

    • Mrs Tool_Obama

      I’m at the WH, I think Trump might have been fired. I will post as soon as i know forsure

      • steveg

        Not fired, just moving the White House to Mira Lago.

      • gotroy22

        I’m at Chappaqua, I think Hillary just threw Bubba out again. I will post as soon as i know forsure

    • j metaphor

      I’m at Augusta now and I think Swann is on the 17th tee, or that could just be a caddie, I’ll post as soon as I know for sure.

      • usc fan

        If you see him ask him? people are packing stuff up and leaving. not sure whats going on maybe andy gone.

        • Just logical

          They’re freeing up some space to make a corner office for Wolf.

          • JustOwns

            Hardly logical.

        • j metaphor

          Turned out it wasn’t Swann, it was a caddie.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Your desperation is showing.

      • gotroy22

        That was funny!

    • j metaphor

      Actually that’s impossible. Here is a quote from Swann right after SoCal beat Stanford: “We’ve got a head coach we’re going to keep,” Swann said after the game.

    • Linkster

      What bs u are.

  • Paul Muad’dib

    What do you care Wolf? It’s not like you would have been satisfied even if USC handled the situation perfectly.

  • j metaphor

    I wonder if it will affect SoCal players efforts when they know their wins may all be disqualified by the NCAA.
    Perhaps St. Pat can be enticed to come back and handle the NCAA investigation.

  • Guest.user73

    I am surprised it took this long. Although I don’t follow BB as much as football cutting the dead branches (sort to speak) seems to be healthy for the team. Now they can move forward with the rest of the season. As for why now? I assume the university did an investigation and couldn’t find a way around the charges.

  • UtahTrojan

    Why is the “Inside USC” blogger always asking questions to the wrong people?

    • steveg

      I think he figures since he doesn’t know what is going on he may get lucky find something out from one of us.

    • gotroy22

      Because the USC Athletic Department has fewer leaks that the DOJ?

      • Pudly76

        Wolf is our Tokyo Rose….

  • rosebowl75

    Scott you are clearly not aware that the word REACTIONARY is not the same as REACTIVE… get it right. A common mistake but you regularly rip on the coaches for not being disciplined or exacting. Maybe you should follow your own advice. Idiot.

    re·ac·tion·ar·y
    rēˈakSHəˌnerē
    adjective
    1. (of a person or a set of views) opposing political or social liberalization or reform.

    re·ac·tive
    rēˈaktiv
    adjective
    1. showing a response to a stimulus.
    “pupils are reactive to light”
    2. acting in response to a situation rather than creating or controlling it. “a proactive rather than a reactive approach”

    • j metaphor

      Linguistic fascist.
      I like that.

      • rosebowl75

        Thank you.

        Two important goals of a writer

        1. Getting the facts right
        2. Be able to write.

        Lots of fact checkers here… just doing my part with the writing.

        • Pasadena Trojan

          Scooter has failed on both of those points.

  • BBScBaby

    Is Wolfie asking us the readers for information? He is writer of the blog. Strange.

  • Ted

    I believe in God, and in his son Jesus Christ, and because I do, I can say this: southern cal and coach Tony Bland is investigated by the FBI and the rah rahs cry that it’s a tragedy. But southern cal is investigated by the FBI because they have no code. they are investigated because they have no honor. And God was watching.