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Lynn Swann is hired by USC to replace Pat Haden and restore luster to the football program

Lynn Swann is hired by USC to replace Pat Haden and restore luster to the football program

When former Trojans quarterback Pat Haden was hired as USC's athletic director in 2010, the university's marquee sports programs were in deep trouble, having been hammered by NCAA sanctions for rules violations.

On Wednesday, USC chose another of its former football stars, Lynn Swann, to succeed Haden. Swann's main task — to restore luster to football, USC's signature sport — will be challenging but not nearly as daunting as that faced by Haden upon his arrival.

Swann, a member of the college and pro football halls of fame, is the third consecutive Trojans football player to lead USC's athletics program; Haden's predecessor, Mike Garrett, was a Heisman...

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