AD Mike Bohn press conference tidbits ErikMcKinney Administrator Staff Member Joined: Apr 17, 2018 Messages: 3,291 Likes Received: 8,755 Nov 7, 2019 #1 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. OC2SC, JC SOXX, CrownoftheValley and 16 others like this.