Lynn Swann, hired by the USC Trojans three years ago, to run an athletic department who is very familiar with the scandal, says that he will not retire in front of a larger number.
Swann, speaking at the Los Angeles Times on college adjudication cases, in which senior sports director, water polo coach and former football coach, were accused and later released from school, said they were veterans who "saw bad things and knew better". ] "I think everyone was blinded by this," Swann said in an interview with The Times. "The fact that he was a senior fellow, as well as our male and female female water polo coach … These are people who were here long ago and people who were here in difficult times and saw bad things
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Swann, 67, The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the former Yamac Trojans was hired by the USC in April 2016 to succeed at Pat Haden's athletic director
Swann said that in the future, one person would not have the responsibility of such senior administrators as Donna Heinel's release.
"We "We will work with the university to implement the best system," Swan said. "We will work with administration, receptions, sports administrators, recruiters and scouts, so that there will be more eyes on it. Moving forward when a list of names is displayed, the trainer sees it, the recruiter sees it, the administrator sees it, and others see it so that we know that these are the true athletes we are trying to get.
"Whether they are privileged football or someone else, we must know that these are true student athletes." One of the first things I did after I read an affidavit, I called Katherine Harrington, vice president of admission and planning at the USC, and I apologized to her, the reception department had no idea what was happening. They had no idea and why? "
Swan was among more than 200 candidates who were considered before him hiring He had no experience at a high level collegiate sports administration, but was the third successive former USC player
The four-time Super Bowl champion from Pittsburgh Steelers, who played for the Trojans and was selected from the 21st overall choice of the NFL project in 1974, Swann said that he will not retreat.
] "I did not consider my resignation: I am committed to this school, and I am committed to this work," said Swann. "It was an opportunity that gave me a gift. I never went out to look for this job, but it's a job I'm ready for. Everything I do in the USC I did before anyone else, whether it was raising capital, sitting on corporate boards, being the head of the board of trustees of the Great Brothers of the Great Sisters of America, chairman of the President's Board of Fitness Fitness and Nutrition.
Swann won the national championship at the USC in 1972, when the Trojans went from 12: 0. Swann graduated from the University "I've done a lot of things in my life that gave me the experience of moving to this position," said Swan of the Los Angeles Times. "I felt it would be great. Opportunity. Do I want to do it forever? I would like to do this for 10 years. In corporate America, they look at the term of office as CEO, and they say that ten years is right.
"We have a great school, and that's why these people did what they did to try to take their children to this school." 19659002] Information from Associated Press was used in this report.