USC reportedly signed an agreement with Cincinnati Sports Director Mike Bohn to make him his next AD, but many were waiting for an official announcement on Monday. While the Trojans could formalize the move this week, rumors are growing that Bohn might have doubts.
According to a Scott Wolf report from InsideUSC.com, Bohn is considering relinquishing his agreement with USC after university president, Carol Folt, informed him that he could not hire Urban Meyer as the next football coach of the school. Several other sports leadership candidates reportedly refused the position at USC because they were told that Meyer was not an option, but Wolf reports that Bohn was not informed only after his agreement with the post.
Meyer has been linked to USC many times, but a recent report claimed that Folt, who became USC’s president earlier this year, did not want to hire Meyer because of all the controversy surrounding him . USC has enough problems to solve because the admissions scandal that has rocked the school continues. The Trojans were also part of the teams involved in the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. Folt likely played a role in the recent resignation of former sports director Lynn Swann, who has been sharply criticized for his handling of many problems at USC during his three years and over. career there.
It was believed that Bohn’s imminent hiring at USC meant that the Trojans would not sue Meyer, who has always had close ties with sports directors and does not have this type of relationship with Bohn. However, Meyer is a former student of the University of Cincinnati who played football at this school, and Bohn was laudatory of it a few years ago.
Thank you, coach! Former alumni like you make us proud! https://t.co/ehSn5JwXQZ
– Mike Bohn (@mikebohn_uc) December 10, 2016
USC’s football program has been in disarray for a number of years and no one really knows what his plan is with Meyer. We have heard from at least one other top coach that they could follow, but Trojan fans will probably be disappointed by anyone other than Meyer. If they lose Bohn because of their reluctance to sue Meyer, the situation could still worsen.