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May 7, 2012 | By Gary Klein
The Bowl Championship Series appears clearly headed toward a playoff, which is fine with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden. "I have been an advocate for a playoff for a long time," Haden told the school's athletic department website. "All the arguments that have been put out there against a playoff can be refuted. " Haden, a former USC and NFL quarterback, played on Trojans teams that won national titles in 1972 and 1974. USC finished atop the Associated Press and United Press International polls in 1972.
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December 7, 2013
I have to believe that even the most devout of the USC faithful are viewing Pat Haden's hiring of Steve Sarkisian with cautious optimism. To the objective observer, this move smacks of a reluctance to distance the program from the specter of Pete Carroll. In sum, not a choice that shows much imagination. Bud Chapman Northridge :: In the words of an L.A. icon, Sgt. Joe Friday, just the facts: Lane Kiffin's record at USC was 28-15; Steve Sarkisian's record at Washington was 34-29.
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June 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is calling on USC fans to support the school in its bid to assume operational responsibility of the Coliseum and Sports Arena. This month, The Times reported that supporters of the California Science Center and the African American Museum said the plan would slash attendance and divert millions of dollars in parking receipts to USC. A vote by the California Science Center board is scheduled for Tuesday at the Science Center. This week, Marvin Holen, a trustee for the Science Center's fundraising foundation, said state negotiators had failed to come up with better terms for the taxpayer-owned museum since reopening talks with the university.
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December 6, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games. USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the Trojans. Haden called last weekend the most difficult days he'd experienced since he quarterbacked the Los Angeles Rams and "got booed a lot. " The jeering now cascades in from the viral arenas of Twitter and Facebook. When Haden emotionally said he hoped Orgeron would "make me look like an idiot," it took five seconds for someone to tweet "it's too late.
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October 22, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden reacted Tuesday to the NCAA's decision regarding the University of Miami. "We have always felt that our penalties were too harsh," Haden said in statement on USC's website. "This decision only bolsters that view. "Beyond that, we have no further comment. " In 2010, USC was hit with some of the most severe penalties in college football history for violations related to former running back Reggie Bush. The sanctions included the loss of 30 football scholarships over three years.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden and David Roberts, USC's vice president for athletic compliance, met with NCAA officials this week and discussed the possible reduction of scholarship losses that were imposed on the Trojans in 2010. Haden revealed the meeting with NCAA President Mark Emmert and members of his management team in a statement that was posted on USC's athletic department website Thursday afternoon. Haden said the meeting, which took place Wednesday and Thursday, had been scheduled before the NCAA's announcement this week that it was reducing scholarship penalties imposed against Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal.
SPORTS
July 20, 2010
PAT HADEN: On sending back Reggie Bush's Heisman Trophy and taking down other forms of recognition: "The subliminal message is we want to win but we want to do it right." On new football Coach Lane Kiffin: "I don't think we're going to have a problem with Lane with compliance.... He knows where we're coming from." On compliance with NCAA rules: "Try to be perfect. When we make mistakes, we're going to fess up and try to be better the next time."
SPORTS
December 6, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games. USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the Trojans. Haden called last weekend the most difficult days he'd experienced since he quarterbacked the Los Angeles Rams and "got booed a lot. " The jeering now cascades in from the viral arenas of Twitter and Facebook. When Haden emotionally said he hoped Orgeron would "make me look like an idiot," it took five seconds for someone to tweet "it's too late.
BUSINESS
September 28, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
Former Los Angeles Ram football great Pat Haden is taking over as chairman of the L.A.-based TCW Galileo mutual funds, the company said Monday. Haden, a partner at the Riordan, Lewis & Haden private equity firm in Los Angeles, has been a director of the TCW funds since May 2001. The Securities and Exchange Commission in June said every fund must have a chairman who isn't employed by the fund's management company. Haden, 51, will succeed Marc I.
SPORTS
September 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden frustrated some USC fans by not publicly challenging the NCAA after the school's appeal of sanctions related to Reggie Bush was denied. But now he has gone on the offensive. Haden announced Thursday that he and David Roberts , USC's vice president for athletic compliance, met with NCAA officials this week and discussed the possible reduction of scholarship losses that were imposed on the Trojans in 2010. Haden revealed the meeting with NCAA President Mark Emmert and members of his management team in a statement that was posted on USC's Athletic Department website.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | BILL DWYRE
Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of Los Angeles sports lives. The landscape is brand-new. Steve Sarkisian is the new horizon, the new big story. Brett Hundley is the soon-to-be-biggest buzz. We now live at warp speed. Technology promotes it and we embrace it. Yesterday's news isn't just old news, it's ancient history. The hopes and dreams of Coach O, clung to by him and his backers even after Saturday night's 35-14 beatdown by UCLA, are blowing somewhere in the wind now. Ed Orgeron is to be commended for a mop-up job that would have made Mariano Rivera proud.
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December 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Tears streamed down the cheeks of USC players on Monday after they said an emotional goodbye to one coach and readied for the arrival of another. Steve Sarkisian, a former USC assistant who has been head coach at Washington for the last five seasons, was hired earlier in the day as the Trojans' head coach. Sarkisian, 39, replaces Ed Orgeron, who guided USC to a 6-2 record as interim coach after replacing the fired Lane Kiffin. "It's awesome to be home," Sarkisian said after meeting with the team Monday night.
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December 3, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Steve Sarkisian looked to his right at his wife and his three children. He acknowledged his parents seated before him a few feet away. Then USC's new football coach, who grew up in Southern California and coached at USC as an assistant, succinctly summarized his feelings in three words: "This is home. " At his introductory news conference, standing before a phalanx of television cameras in an auditorium packed with reporters and USC athletic department personnel, Sarkisian exhibited the confidence and presence that sold Athletic Director Pat Haden on the former Washington coach.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Newly hired USC football Coach Steve Sarkisian was the only one offered the job after a rewiew that started with about 20 candidates, Athletic Director Pat Haden said Tuesday. "In Steve we get a coach who really knows USC, its culture, its traditions," Haden said in formally introducing Sarkisian at a news conference. "I believe [Sarkisian] is uniquely positioned to have the smoothest, fastest and cleanest transition for our program," Haden said. Haden also said Sarkisian, a former USC assistant who was coach at Washington the last five seasons, "is a proven evaluator of high school football talent" with strong relationships with high school coaches.
SPORTS
December 1, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron spoke with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden after the Trojans' loss to UCLA, but the interim coach said Sunday the subject was the game - not his future. Orgeron, who would like to become the Trojans' permanent coach, said no meeting with Haden had been scheduled. "We just talked about going ahead and recruiting, going ahead and doing what I need to do," Orgeron said during a teleconference with reporters. "He'll talk to me when he's ready, I'm sure. " With Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin agreeing to a contract extension, USC could pursue coaches such as Vanderbilt's James Franklin , Boise State's Chris Petersen and, perhaps, Washington's Steve Sarkisian . Jack Del Rio , the Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator and interim head coach, was interviewed by Haden in November.
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Take a deep breath, Trojans Nation. The canonization of Ed Orgeron is premature. At least two games premature, to be specific. Nothing should detract from what Orgeron has done. His mop-up duty for Lane Kiffin has been spectacular. Beating Stanford on Saturday night was beyond surprising. Remember, these were basically the same players who lost to Washington State. At home. Orgeron has filled the Coliseum once again. He has his players loving their school and their team again, not to mention loving him. The night he won his first game as the new head man, beating Arizona at the Coliseum, his quarterback, Cody Kessler, told the media afterward that USC players would die for Coach O. The reaction after the victory over Stanford on the Trojans' 710 radio network Saturday night was that USC's football coaching search was over.
SPORTS
November 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
Take a deep breath, Trojans Nation. The canonization of Ed Orgeron is premature. At least two games premature, to be specific. Nothing should detract from what Orgeron has done. His mop-up duty for Lane Kiffin has been spectacular. Beating Stanford on Saturday night was beyond surprising. Remember, these were basically the same players who lost to Washington State. At home. Orgeron has filled the Coliseum once again. He has his players loving their school and their team again, not to mention loving him. The night he won his first game as the new head man, beating Arizona at the Coliseum, his quarterback, Cody Kessler, told the media afterward that USC players would die for Coach O. The reaction after the victory over Stanford on the Trojans' 710 radio network Saturday night was that USC's football coaching search was over.
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | Steven Herbert
Pat Haden will again provide expert analysis when Turner Network Television opens its second season of NFL regular season coverage today as the Washington Redskins play host to the Detroit Lions. Haden joined the Rams in 1976 after a season with the Southern California Sun of the now-defunct World Football League and quarterbacking USC to United Press International's version of the national title in 1974.
SPORTS
October 22, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden reacted Tuesday to the NCAA's decision regarding the University of Miami. "We have always felt that our penalties were too harsh," Haden said in statement on USC's website. "This decision only bolsters that view. "Beyond that, we have no further comment. " In 2010, USC was hit with some of the most severe penalties in college football history for violations related to former running back Reggie Bush. The sanctions included the loss of 30 football scholarships over three years.
SPORTS
October 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
The week before he won his first game as USC's interim coach, Ed Orgeron visited only one Friday night high school game to recruit. "Hopefully, in the future, I may be able to get a helicopter and get to about four or five," he joked, "but we're not doing it yet. " He is now. Orgeron, who guided USC to a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday, was scheduled to helicopter over the Southland on Friday night in search of future Trojans....
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