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USC AD Pat Haden sent UCLA's Myles Jack letter wishing speedy recovery

UCLA and USC are crosstown rivals; that didn't stop USC Athletic Director Pat Haden from showing love to now-former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.Jack, who was one of the most exciting players in the country when playing for UCLA, suffered a knee injury that ended both his season and his college career. Haden might be the athletic director for UCLA's biggest rival, but his message showed...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden Wrote UCLA LB Myles Jack A Very Classy Get Well Letter

USC and UCLA may be crosstown rivals, but sportsmanship should always override that. It did in the case of Trojans AD Pat Haden and injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack. Haden sent a very nice get well letter to the Bruins’ star, who is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.    MJ Monday #respect A photo posted by Myles Jack (@myles_jack) on Oct 5, 2015 at...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin, buses, and bad defense: USC faces some familiar demons in Tempe

See the cover image for this story, above? It’s a bus. Two years ago, USC athletic director Pat Haden pulled a man named Lane Kiffin — whom you heard absolutely NOTHING about on Thursday (wink, wink) — off a bus at Los Angeles International Airport and fired him before he got to the school’s campus. Kiffin could have been fired earlier and he could have been fired later...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

USC AD skips meeting in Indiana: ‘I am the proud father of a gay son’

USC athletic director Pat Haden has announced that he will not attend the College Football Playoff committee meeting in Indiana this week as a result of the recent “religious freedom bill” that was signed into law last Thursday. Haden revealed on Twitter that he has a son who is gay. I am the proud father...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USC athletic director Pat Haden fined $25K by Pac-12

USC athletic director Pat Haden has been fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for coming down to the field and arguing with officials during Saturday’s win vs Stanford. George Schroeder of USA Today Sports first reported the fine from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has fined USC AD Pat Haden $25,000 for sideline antics. Sarkisian, Haden reprimanded. — […]
Via Full Scale Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Football: The playoff picture and USC

After 16 years of the BCS system, the long-awaited College Football Playoff is on its way. For better or worse, the entire landscape of FBS football has changed. Can it even be split as the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Football Championship Subdivision anymore? Maybe the NCAA should just switch their names back to Division I-A and I-AA. With all the change, it can be easy to...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Heritage Hall to reopen on USC campus after year-long facelift

LOS ANGELES -- Pat Haden knows all too well about rebuilding projects. Essentially he took over an athletic department with its flagship football team recently being struck with severe NCAA sanctions. At his personal home, he underwent a remodeling project that took close to 16 months. His working home needed a facelift as well. That project, however, only took just over a year to...
Via Fox Sports West
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron gets Kiffin's endorsement for USC job

USC Trojans athletic director Pat Haden already has his work cut out for him in selecting a new head football coach, and we're pretty sure he's not looking for former coach lane Kiffin's input on the matter. But he'll get anyway.  "That's easy. That's already done. It should be Ed Orgeron," Kiffin said, via ESPNLA 710 radio in Los Angeles. "How can you argue what he's done?...
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November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Football: The Orgeron Conundrum

Ed Orgeron after the victory against Arizona (Photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Most people did not see this coming. Most people thought USC Football would phone in their season after a horrible loss to Arizona State and the subsequent firing of their coach. Now USC stands at 8-3 after starting 3-2. They are ranked for the first time since losing to Washington State back in...
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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