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Some Traditions Not Worth Keeping Up

August 29, 1992

Last week, you printed a letter from Chris Wing, who wanted the "alumni, students, fan and supporters to put the athletic department (at USC) back in the hands of the people who built the tradition, SC people."

In other words, he wants to go back to a system that had the coaches making 25 visits to a recruit when only two are allowed. To promise and give them thousands of dollars in scalped ticket money every game day. To admit them through the athletic department instead of the admissions department. To promise them that they will never have to attend a class and yet they will be eligible to play football for four years.

I assume Mr. Wing wants a USC football program he can be proud of. Doing it under the system that got them five NCAA sanctions is just something that I can't understand, but then I'm not a USC fan.

JOHN PAUL WHITE

Moreno Valley

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