Is Elite Football Still A High Priority For USC?

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  1. Is Elite Football Still A High Priority For USC?
    bremillard

    bremillard Junior Member


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    Seems like since the sanctions the will to commit the resources to competing on the big stage has dwindled. Clay Helton will never be the guy to get the the Trojans out of the Pac 12. Neither were any of them after CPC. It may be time to resolve ourselves to this. USC football is no longer about winning championships.
     
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    No. Next question.
     
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    How important is USC football to Southern California? Not very, judging by attendance numbers.
     
  4. bremillard

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    You have to win to get Californians into stadiums. And even then it's tough. Ask the Chargers.
     
  5. Gentlemen we're behind

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    "No soup for you!"
     
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    Then football isn’t important and the admin is dead on in de emphasizing football.
     
  7. Jay4usc

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    Rams is the new king of the coliseum
     
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    The school doesn’t even have a president and facing a billion dollars in legal liability. It sucks but that is the state of the program. When the history of Max Nikias is written, he may go down as the worst university president...well ever. Fucking guy sunk the world in his corrupt Machiavellian ambition.
     
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    USC has the insurance policies to protect their assets so stop worrying about these lawsuits. their insurance will cover the losses!
     
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    The school has insurance for the legal liability. All big institutions do. As far as the Max thing you are 100% correct. He has irreparably damaged the University.
     
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    Michigan State started a bond fund to cover 500 million so what will SC need ?
     
  12. SethRich

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    Max is no longer the president and you will never have to see his face again. Stop whining over something that’s already done. What do you want to do, sue him for damages over the emotional trauma of watching our football team?

    The university is under siege right now and the interim president clearly was hired for purposes outside of rebuilding the football program. I would be surprised if she's even spoken to Lynn Swann for more than 10 minutes in total. The timing doesn’t exactly favor a nationwide search for an athletic department rebuild. It is what it is, take your lumps and hope some you old geezers will live to see the football program and university stabilize in 5 years time.
     
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    Actually believe it or not he's still at USC. Tells me a lot about the BOT.
     
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    Wrong. Unless USC takes a long and serious look in the mirror, they'll repeat this same mistake in hiring their next president. It's not "whining"—it's called taking the time to do an honest assessment.

    They hired him for a couple of reasons.

    1. He had a reputation as being a good fundraiser.
    2. He was considered to somehow be a bit exotic and "other"—his weird accent and goofy personality. USC leadership felt that after the steady hand of Steve Sample, we needed to bow at the alter of diversity and hire someone who would make us look a bit more "other". Nikias checked that box.

    He never understood the significance of athletics. For him, USC football was just another backdrop against which he posed as he asked people for money. His tower was nothing more than Little Max's Fundraising Fun House. And that stupid statue over in the Village -- his attempt to somehow castrate Tommy Trojan with a manufactured feminist totem. Someone needs to mount a plaque at the base of that thing that reads, "Dedicated to the inferior leadership of Max Nikias: a voiceless multi-cultural myth without balls."

    May the butts of a million pigeons crap all over his legacy.

    Will USC go out and hire a proven leader who had demonstrated integrity and a clear understanding of what used to be USC's values? What do you bet that they won't? After the whole fiasco with the campus OBGYN, they'll go out and hire some nameless female bureaucrat in the hopes of looking correct and trying to put this whole thing behind them.
     
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    Insurance coverage has limits on liability. Also has exclusions. I know nothing of the level of coverage USC has in place, ....do you?
     
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    Just pasted some excerpts from LA Times and Wall Street Journal

    Hundreds of former USC students have joined lawsuits against the .... He said USC probably has plenty of insurance to defray the costs.

    The school will cover the settlement costs with reserve funds and insurance, not with tuition or donor funds, it said on an informational website. .

    The argument being furthered that we cant pay a coach is just wrong.
     
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    You can find some basic answers here, hope this helps.

    How much will USC pay under the settlement?

    USC has agreed to pay $215 million under the settlement.  Apart from certain administrative costs, all of that amount will be available for distribution to the class members. Any residual balance in the settlement fund after all class members are compensated would be contributed to charitable organizations that benefit women’s health and well-being.

    How much of the settlement will be used to pay for lawyer’s fees?

    No part of the $215 million fund established under the settlement will be payable to the class attorneys. If the court awards attorneys’ fees, it will be paid from a separate fund.

    Where is the money coming from to pay for this settlement? 

    The university has money in reserve and is working with its insurance carriers. This kind of payment will not come from tuition or donor funds.​
     
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    It doesn't help all that much when you consider that the settlement does not include the additional four to five hundred victims being represented by Manly, Ring, or Allred. They are not going to sign up for the class action settlement.

    USC should be prepared for the state to conduct its own investigation to find out how everything got swept under the rug for three decades.
     
  19. dbw021

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    Poor post ending with calling some of old us geezers. Someday, sonny, you will be an old geezer yourself.
     
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    He might not.
    i hope you will live long enough to not be a dumb shit little douche bag.
     
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