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...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  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...
Via The Duck Stops Here
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports West
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...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron admits he wants to come back to USC as assistant

Ed Orgeron went 6-2 as USC's interim head coach last season after Lane Kiffin was fired and naturally believed he had made a case for the full-time job. When he didn't get it, he admits now, he was hurt and didn't know how to respond. Orgeron left the Trojans before the bowl game and went home to Louisiana. When new head coach Steve Sarkisian called and offered a job on his staff...
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November 10, 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

LenDale White Kicked Out Of USC Game By AD Pat Haden

Former USC running back LenDale White is blasting USC athletic director Pat Haden on social media for being a coward. White returned to USC for the game against Colorado. The running back best known for teaming up with Reggie Bush said that he and Hayden shook hands before the AD had him removed from the stadium. Witnesses also saw LenDale White escorted by LAPD out of locker...
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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...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mock CFB Playoff Committee Goes Through Process, Picks Florida, Oklahoma, Texas, USC For ’08 Playoff

The College Football Playoff committee will meet for the first time this season at the end of the month. The committee’s first rankings will come out Tuesday, Oct. 28 on a live broadcast on ESPN.  This week, a group of about 20 college football writers met in Dallas, Texas to go through a mock College Football Playoff committee selection process. The writers were from a variety...
Via College Spun
October 09, 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...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Cal escapes tumult to Boston College

BOSTON (AP) One week after a late win over Pac-12 rival Stanford, No. 9 Southern Cal is leaving the state for the first time. With the trip to Chestnut Hill to play Boston College, USC has a chance to escape the tumult that has surrounded the school this season. A once-proud program that claims 11 national championships, USC has made more of an impact off the field the last few...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 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

Mailbag: How Baylor and OU have saved Big 12, Penn State and more

Editor's note: Every Wednesday, Stewart Mandel writes a Mailbag. To submit questions for the next one, email *** Having thoroughly exhausted the Big Ten-nightmare storyline from last weekend, it’s time to move on … to picking apart another conference. The Big Ten has been getting crushed and rightfully so, but why does the Big 12 keep skating by with...
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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...
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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

Pac-12 Hangover – Week Two

The Oregon Ducks made the first big statement for the Pac-12 Conference outside of it, while USC did the same against Stanford within it. Oregon stayed the course with a 19 point win over Sparty, simultaneously representing for the conference while smothering the hopes of another. As it turned out, it was just the first of a number of blows delivered to the Big-10 Conference on Saturday...
Via Oregon Sports News
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

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

USC A.D. Pat Haden Fined $25K For Leaving Press Box To Confront Officials

USC athletic director Pat Haden will not make an appearance on the sideline when the Trojans visit Boston College this Saturday, and he will be a little lighter in the wallet, too. Haden was fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 Conference on Monday, on top of his self-imposed two-game sideline ban, for leaving the press box to confront the officials during USC’s 13-10 win over Stanford...
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football Playoff Selection Committee Officials Yell At Referees From The Sideline

USC AD Pat Haden was reprimanded and fined $25,000 for yelling at officials during the USC-Standford game. The Pac-12 called his behavior inappropriate, which is putting it lightly, and Haden issued an apology and will “suspend” himself from the next two games. Here’s more from USA Today: In a statement, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott issued […] The post College Football...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Haden fined $25K for sideline conduct during victory over Stanford

Pat Haden apologized for his sideline conduct during USC's win at Stanford on Saturday. The USC athletic director even issued a self-imposed two-game sideline ban.  That wasn't enough in the eyes of Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. On Monday, the conference reprimanded both Haden and USC head coach Steve Sarkisian while Haden was also issued a $25,000 fine.  "The conduct  by USC...
Via Fox Sports West
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Won’t Be Texting Oklahoma’s AD During Games: He’d Tell Me To Get Lost, Do Your Job

Pat Haden surprised everyone watching the USC-Stanford game Saturday when ABC’s footage of the contest showed the Trojans’ athletic director running onto the field to discuss a call with a referee. The 61-year-old has since been fined $25K for his actions.  Later in the game, Haden, in an interview with ABC’s sideline reporter, Heather Cox, said that he came down to the field...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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