USC’s lack of leadership during hard times is revealing

Finally, USC speaks!
Actually, no, the university on Wednesday again refused to discuss the public disintegration of one of its marquee assets — the blowing up of the men’s basketball program — but I dug up a quote anyway.
The following is an excerpt from President Steven B. Sample’s annual address to the faculty, delivered Feb. 10, 2009:
“I have learned that difficult times often bring out the best in us. Complex challenges have a way of focusing our attention on what is essential. They remind us of our core values.”
So now we know.
These being difficult times in Trojans athletics, USC’s best is to duck and cover and forgo all public accountability.

latimes.com
6/11/09