WHAT ARE THE ALUMNI SAYING

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  2. t1104payne

    t1104payne Points Member


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    It’s complete chaos right now. Iv seen at least 50 alumni on twitter on his post calling for Bohner to be fired and how they are cancelling their entire family’s season tickets and donations. I read down about 100 comments at least on his announcement post on twitter and there wasn’t a single post that supported to decision.
     
  3. Area51Trojan

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    I just canceled my C&G with a direct email to HH. I also commented on twitter and let him know I was not pleased nor my wife who is also a graduate.
     
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    It's the blown opportunity that this alum and father of a fourth generation Trojan is most upset with.

    USC has the wherewithal to obtain better talent, we had the chance, and failed.

    Why we hired AD Bohn is beyond me.

    Fight On,
     
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    This was the last straw, I stopped giving to my school and Marshal under Max and now our support of HH is done. The school could careless what I think.
     
  6. Jim Steele

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    Well, to be fair, I think I saw some supportive posts from Duck, Husky, and Ute fans...
     
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    You don't get SC. You really don't get it. How could you maintain the status quo when all of us went through this last year already? You failed us and I'm tired of the sweet talk.
     
  8. Trojanbus

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    Alumni here. USC is dead to me. This is not what I signed up for. Folt, Bohn, and Claydoh are conartists fleecing the university for $8 million a year together and then tell us to go pound sand. Not another dollar ever to anything USC. I am hitting the transfer portal and am gone for good. Fucking national embarrassment.
     
  9. twenty twenty

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    It's not just last year. Since the Reggie Bush debacle, it's all been crap. Don't forget about lousy baseball since 2005!
     
  10. Innocent Bystander

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    Get over it and Fight On

    End of the day you represent a great university that doesn't need football.
    This is what we are coming to as a school.
    Been like this for awhile. Pete Carroll was the exception but no one wanted Pete Carroll when we hired him.
    Everyone thought he was a joke.

    Most alumni care about one thing.
    What doors does my degree open?

    This is growing stronger. You do not need to be great at football to open doors because no matter what everyone knows SC already.
     
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    With all due respect, BS.

    You would turn your back on the program that made it possible for the degree to open doors?

    Without football, USC is a lesser institution.

    There is no law that says USC can't excel at both academics and football.

    We didn't have to shoot ourselves in the head like this.

    By the way, I am assuming you are not from Beijing or Mumbai. If you are, then you wouldn't get it.
     
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  12. Innocent Bystander

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    You are not listening....

    End of the day the alumni only care about one thing.
    Financial security.
    Only way you will see outrage is if the degree loses value.

    A 0-12 foorball team or 12-0 doesn't change it anymore.
     
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    I've known plenty of students from Mumbai and Beijing who DID get it, so it's not even that.

    But the rest is spot on. Without football, USC would have been Occidental, Pepperdine, or that one
    In Orange County.

    Started by a eugenicist, helmed for a long time by a personal friend of Hitler. Might even have rediscovered their Methodist roots or moved to Malibu. Certainly wouldn't be a D1, Carnegie R1 research powerhouse that produces Nobels, astronauts, legendary directors and architects, and the great and the good of business.

    To forget the role the "jocks" play in the excellence in all other facets is a horrible misreading of both the history and the present.
     
  14. Innocent Bystander

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    We already accomplished it

    Might not need it anymore.
    Still have respect for what the football program has done but understand it has already accomplished its goal.
     
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    Because you are a ruin
     
  16. Innocent Bystander

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    I am a realist.

    I can admit the truths about SC but I am not going to get upset and emotional abour it.

    We live in Southern California. We have so many other things to do.
    This was going to happen sooner or later.
    Not the overwhelming support and desire to win at football anymore

    Regarding UCLA...
    You see the same thing with them
     
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    Why does it have to be academics or sports? A university can excel at both.

    As an alum, of course the value of my degree is most important but my passion for USC football was something that has kept me connected to the university for over 2o years. A good portion of that passion has eroded the last two seasons.

    Today was the last straw because the message from the fan base was strong and clear but USC chose to ignore it.

    Today's decision has resulted in me wanting to take a break to see how things will be on fall Saturdays without USC football. It's just like life. When something doesn't feel quite right anymore, you have to ask yourself if this is what you want to do.

    I have come to the point where I don't enjoy it anymore because I see the potential that is unfulfilled. I will always be a Trojan but I just won't be spending money on tickets, merchandise, and donating money to the school at this point.

    It's where we are at whether we like it or not. Life goes on...
     
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  18. Innocent Bystander

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    I think if we move pass football it makes some people think we are a higher echelon university.
    The Ivy Leagues did this and Stanford was talking about doing this 10 years ago.

    Some people look at it as a honor that we no longer care about football.
    They look at it as something for the lesser universities.
    A lot of people who graduated from SC who I have spoken with have said something along these lines
     

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