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Pat Haden puts it all on the line for USC

The former Trojans QB and Rhodes Scholar has staked his own irrefutable reputation

Updated: November 28, 2010, 12:50 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Pat Haden knew he was in for tough times when he agreed to become USC's athletic director just as the crisis bells started going off around Heritage Hall four months ago. He knew they were coming, but he didn't know where to look.

"In this job, I never know what's around the next corner," Haden said.

Of all things, the first test was an inside job.

Everyone in USC's athletic department has the same nightmare. It's an agent dangling a sack of money in front of an ...

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