Pat Haden unsure of his future with College Football Playoff committee

Pat Haden is a hands-on athletic director, and USC is better for it. In addition, Haden was an integral member of the College Football Playoff committee where he dedicated countless hours dissecting film and reading game reports. The first-ever College Football Playoff, many would argue, was a success, and Haden was part of that success. But in an interview with ESPN's Heather Dinich...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden: “We had no idea Josh Gordon couldn’t have a drink”

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is currently suspended for the 2015 season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. As part of Gordon’s reinstatement last year, he couldn’t drink for 6 months. After the season was over Gordon thought the ban was lifted, but found out afterwards that the ban was year-round. DB Joe Haden was with Gordon the night he was drinking and was...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden to boycott NCAA meeting in Indiana

USC athletic director Pat Haden has become the first NCAA official to publicly boycott Indiana over its controversial “religious freedom” bill. Haden, a member of the College Football Playoff committee, will not attend this week’s meeting in Indianapolis as a protest against the law. The NCAA’s headquarters are are in Indianapolis and the city will also host the Final Four...
Via Rumors and Rants
March 31, 2015  |  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

Haden skips Indiana meeting because of religious-freedom law

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden will not attend the College Football Playoff selection committee meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana religious-freedom law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Haden posted on Twitter at (at)ADHadenUSC: ''I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Athletic Director To Boycott College Football Playoff Meeting In Indiana

USC athletic director Pat Haden will not attend this week’s College Football Playoff meeting in Indiana in a show of protest against the state’s newly passed “religious freedom” law. Haden tweeted his decision Tuesday afternoon. I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USC’s Haden to boycott CFP meeting in Indy

USC AD Pat Haden said he will boycott the College Football Playoff committee meetings in Indiana this week in lieu of the state's newly passed "religious freedom" law.
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

How will USC football respond to unsealed NCAA documents?

“These recent documents confirm what we’ve believed all along, that we were treated unfairly in this investigation and its penalties,” said USC athletic director Pat Haden. Following last week’s release of nearly 500 pages of previously sealed documents containing private communication among members of the NCAA Committee of Infractions, tension surrounding the USC athletic...
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

USC AD Pat Haden, Who Has A Gay Son, Tweets That He Won’t Attend CFP Meeting In Indy

Since Indiana passed the Freedom Restoration Act last week, the backlash has been strong regarding the legislature’s potential to make discrimination against gays legal. Legendary ESPN broadcaster Dickie V was one of several people who expressed support for the NCAA moving events from Indianapolis and the state of Indiana in the future.  This issue is a personal one for many in...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Haden says email trail confirms USC treated unfairly by NCAA

  Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says private email between members of the NCAA committee on infractions made public as part of a lawsuit by a former Trojans assistant coach confirm the school was treated unfairly in the association's handling of the Reggie Bush case. ''I think these documents are cause for concern about the NCAA's own institutional controls,''...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Haden says email confirm USC treated unfairly by NCAA

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says private email between members of the NCAA committee on infractions made public as part of a lawsuit by a former Trojans assistant coach confirm the school was treated unfairly in the association's handling of the Reggie Bush case. Haden said in a statement released Wednesday that the ''documents are cause for...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Dion Bailey’s Congratulatory Tweet To Leonard Williams About The NFL Combine Has Pat Haden Flummoxed

If not for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ need at quarterback, USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams might have had a chance at being the top player picked in this spring’s NFL Draft. The talented former Trojan had an awesome week at the combine, and drew praise from former teammate Dion Bailey. Bailey also took the opportunity to make fun of an unflattering picture of Williams from...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks topple Trojans for 11th straight time, reach 8-4

 Oregon guard Joe Young, shown here in last year’s NCAA tournament, scorched the Trojans last night for 26 points to pace the Ducks fourth win in a row and 11th straight in the UO-USC series(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images). By Eric Sloat, DSH basketball correspondent Oregon 80, USC 75. At times the game was like a television show that you know will be on next week, so...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Haden unsure of future as USC athletic director

Pat Haden has found himself in the spotlight since taking the athletic director position at USC. Who could forget Haden firing then head coach Lane Kiffin at the airport following a loss two years ago. And what about this past season when he left the press box to argue with the referees during the Trojans win against Stanford. But other than that, Haden has done a good job at USC...
Via No Guts, No Glory
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Haden, McKay vividly remember USC's improbable 1974 win over Notre Dame

Pat Haden and J.K. McKay, best friends, former teammates and colleagues, will be together on the field again at the Coliseum for another USC-Notre Dame matchup on Saturday. This is the 40-year anniversary of the 1974 comeback win in which USC was down 24-0 and rallied for a historical 55-24 victory. Haden and McKay were instrumental in the comeback, one of the best in college football...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

USC Trojans reinstate CB Josh Shaw after 10-game suspension

USC has reinstated Josh Shaw nearly three months after the cornerback lied about how he suffered an injury. Shaw, who missed 10 games in his absence, jumped off a balcony in August after an argument with his girlfriend and fabricated a story about saving his drowning nephew to explain how he sprained both ankles. In actuality, police were called to Shaw's apartment during the argument...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Criticism of DC Justin Wilcox led to altercation between LenDale White and Pat Haden

Former USC RB LenDale White surprised everyone when he tweeted out that he was kicked out of the stadium during USC’s win against Colorado. White says that Athletic Director Pat Haden shook his hand and then had him escorted out of the Coliseum. Apparently, Haden had a problem with some of the things White has said on his Twitter. According to, the criticism of...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Trojans star ushered out of stadium, wants AD Haden fired

It should have been just a lovely day for any Trojan. USC rolled to a 56-28 victory over Colorado in Southern Cal's Homecoming game. But one former Trojans football star ended the day being escorted out of the Coliseum and calling for the firing of athletic director Pat Haden. Ex-USC running back LenDale White apparently wasn't allowed into the team's locker room after the game,...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former USC RB LenDale White Escorted Away From USC Locker Room, Angrily Tweets About Wanting AD Pat Haden Fired

Today should be a good one for USC fans and alumni. The Trojans had no issue running over Colorado, finishing with a 56-28 win against the Buffaloes. Of course, not everyone at The Coliseum is happy with how the game went. Former USC running back LenDale White spent much of last weekend trashing members of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s coaching staff during a close 28-26 win over...
Via College Spun
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Run powers Boston College in upset of No. 9 USC

BOSTON (AP) One week after USC athletic director Pat Haden was fined for going to the sideline to argue with the officials, there was his Boston College counterpart, Brad Bates, helping students over the railing as they stormed the field to celebrate the Eagles' upset of the ninth-ranked Trojans. Wearing red bandannas to honor a BC grad who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, the fans...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Long: Haden's fine won't impact selection process

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says he doesn't expect Pat Haden's recent confrontation with officials, or his $25,000 fine by the Pac-12 Conference, to impact his ability to evaluate teams as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. Long, the chairman of the committee, says he was not surprised by the level of national scrutiny...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Haden has 'unique' relationship with USC football team

The relationship between the athletic director and football team at USC is a special one. Not only does the AD run the entire intercollegiate program, but when it comes to the football team, he's one of them. Pat Haden is one of them at USC. "I think Pat's situation with the team is unique because of the scenarios of everything that occurred last season," first-year head coach Steve...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Cal-Boston College Preview

USC's offense was heralded following a historic performance in the season opener before the Trojans' defense carried them in an emotion-filled victory in Week 2. That wild Pac-12 contest, however, didn't come without a cost - both in the wallet and on the field. Athletic director Pat Haden has been fined for his actions, and the Trojans more significantly will be without star linebacker...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Audible: Penn State's postseason ban, Georgia-South Carolina, more

Monday was a massive news day in college football. The Pac-12 fined USC AD Pat Haden $25,000 for confronting officials during the Stanford game last weekend. The NCAA lifted Penn State's postseason ban, effective immediately. SMU coach June Jones decided to resign. Oh, and there were also real football topics coming out of Week 2 worth discussing, such as the huge Oregon-Michigan...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Z Section: The Theater Of The Absurd In College Sports

So, USC athletic director Pat Haden apologized for conduct that was called “inappropriate” by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott over the weekend. This might have happened as well. My associate editor Bart Doan will have something to say about Pat Haden in his column, Muffed Punts, tomorrow. I’m not going to delve into what Pat Haden did for that reason. Just stop, though, before...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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