It was a dark time for USC athletics.
The football and men's basketball teams were facing some of the harshest sanctions in NCAA history, the athletic director had been fired and university administrators needed someone to stabilize the situation.
So the school did what it has almost always done, turning to one of its own.
FOR THE RECORD:
USC athletic director: In the Feb. 6 Sports section, an article about Pat Haden's retirement as USC athletic director said that Haden took over the job in 2010 after the previous athletic director had been fired in the wake of NCAA sanctions against the university's football and men's...