The only disappointment in the news about Pat Haden is that he's taking over as USC athletic director and not governor of California.
The shock in this hiring is that it took so long for someone to figure out -- especially at his own school.
It has been months since the NCAA put USC on a public perp walk. For all the good he did in his nearly two decades of directing the Trojans' athletic department, Mike Garrett was clearly and indisputably toast. Even if it isn't his fault, the buck stops with the guy in the big office on these things.