AD Mike Bohn press conference tidbits

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  1. AD Mike Bohn press conference tidbits
    ErikMcKinney

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    Going to post a few quick thoughts here and then we’ll have full coverage in a bit.

    Bohn is a really energetic guy. A few things that stuck out immediately were how much he talked about being engaged in the Trojan Family and particularly with student-athletes. He spoke directly to recruits during his remarks and he mentioned recruiting at length, specifically saying they need to be incredibly strong in Los Angeles and Southern California (in all sports).

    Obviously football and Clay Helton were brought up in a few questions. Bohn said he hasn’t met Helton yet, but is anxious to do so. The line that jumped out more than anything was when Bohn was asked about his expectations for Helton and the football program in finishing the season. Bohn said he expects the team to continue to fight, and mentioned the Fight On! motto. But he added, “It’s also, Fight On, to victory.”

    Both Bohn and President Carol L. Folt mentioned winning and championships (again, in all sports) several times during the press conference.

    Overall, it’s easy to be impressed by a new hire in these situations. Pat Haden and Lynn Swann both said things that caused some enthusiasm. But I was impressed by Bohn. It’s fair to say that he wasn’t a top-tier hire in terms of some of the names thrown out as interview candidates, but his passion and enthusiasm is not fake, and honestly just having someone who cares about showing up is a big step forward at this point.
     
       
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    He says he hasn't met Clay Helton and looks forward to doing so.

    I think one quick meeting should be enough.
     
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    Why even meet, that’s 5 minutes of Bohns life he’ll never get back. Have his admin fire him via email
     
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    I liked him too, very genuine enthusiasm. The experience part is the best...he has some! Good he talked about the importance of recruiting. He will have to deal w some basketball fallout at some point I’m thinking. He should go through the records and make sure all the kids reported to be on teams actually played sports. Lol!
     
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    Both Bohn and Folt mentioned integrity many times. I think they may have been laying the foundation for why Urban doesn't get hired.
     
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    Agreed. Half the battle in life is just showing up, and even more so if you can be enthusiastic about it. Something Swann could never figure out.
     
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    That was sort of a red flag. We shall see.
     
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    Coaches to keep.....Track and Field
    Coaches to go..... Helton and women's volleyball. The rest to be determined.
     
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    OR - they are laying the foundation that integrity matters so UM can then address the issue. He will make assurances that he has had time to reflect and has learned a tremendously important lesson. Then it will truly be Fight On to Victory!
     
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    I wish someone had asked him what the budget for a new football coach would be. Of course, he wouldn't answer the question, but it would put Folt on notice that we expect the school to spend for quality.

    Also: "Will the coaching search be restricted to former USC assistants?"
     
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    Who does the President report to? The BOT, correct? What if the BOT told her that Meyer has to be pursued?
     
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    Now, it begins...
     
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    Can't be sure until after we review the tape.
     
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    That is my take as well.
     
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    Also and again, he spoke about putting a wall up in California recruiting and how important it is for all the teams. We’d flush a class down the toilet without anyone other than Urban Meyer.
     
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    this
     
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    The letter that Folt issued this morning regarding Bohn was quite impressive. Listed were numerous achievements in varying academic and athletic fields.
     

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