Here is a Monday round-up of all things Troy from the past week or so:
- New AD Pat Haden has been a well profiled man this past week. We’ve linked to it previously, but the LA Times David Wharton wrote a comprehensive piece detailing Haden’s impressive resume. According to Forbes.com, “By all accounts, Haden represents class, dignity and humility.” ESPNLA’s Arash Markazi joined the crowd lauding the hiring of the new athletic director.
- The New York Times delved into the challenges of holding up the highest standard of NCAA compliance, while still fielding winning teams. Pat Haden: “We’re not going to wake up saying: ‘Woe is me. We’re on probation.’ We’re going to have some joy. This is going to be fun.”
- USC Heisman winner Matt Leinart has been in the news recently as he prepares for the biggest season of his NFL career. Leinart has the support of his teammates as he steps in for the retired Kurt Warner. He also weighed in with his thoughts on the USC sanctions.
- Preview season continues… ESPN.com Pac-10 blogger Ted Miller imagines the best and worst case scenarios for USC and talked about the importance of conference road games.
- The OC Register continues to breakdown USC Football’s 2010 opponents. Here’s the info on Oregon State.
- The Pac-10 is counting down to the launch of “the new Pac-10.”
- Checking in on Twitter: LA sports personality Petros Papadakis is excited about the new running backs coach and offensive coordinator, “[Kennedy] Pola made Sultan
Fargas L[e]ndale Reggie and Chauncey and Mo Drew….best rb coach ever.”
- Here’s a transcript of Giants CB Terrell Thomas’ chat on ESPN.com.
- In case you missed our post on it, former USC golfer Jennifer Song won her first professional tournament and then won the hearts of the Decatur, IL, community.
New AD Pat Haden was the star of the week.