Tag Archives: Tim Floyd

Tim Floyd Attempts To Salvage Reputation By Quitting

timfloydWhen the going gets tough, Tim Floyd gets going.

Going out of town, that is.

The USC men’s basketball coach submitted a letter of resignation yesterday, and now appears to be headed for a spider hole in Iraq, or perhaps a beach in Mexico somewhere.

Under investigation for violating NCAA rules, the USC basketball program appeared on the verge of serious penalty prior to Floyd’s self-termination.

The speculation surrounding the Trojans will likely only increase with Floyd’s departure.

Continue reading Tim Floyd Attempts To Salvage Reputation By Quitting

Mayo was Floyd’s high-class whore

Assume the position.
Assume the position.

Everything about the OJ Mayo-Tim Floyd saga comes across as dirty.

Here’s Mayo, sometime in 2006, contacting Floyd unexpectedly, telling the USC basketball coach he wants to play for the Trojans. The risk: Mayo is likely gone after one year (which happened to be the case). The reward: Mayo has the potential to give Floyd a run at the national title in that sole season (USC made the NCAA Tournament, but couldn’t escape the opening round).

Now here’s OJ Mayo at a preseason practice in 2007, breaking the jaw of starting point guard Daniel Hackett with a well-located punch to the chops.

Continue reading Mayo was Floyd’s high-class whore

Floyd’s decision boggles the mind

timfloydPulling a Floyd: 1) Turning down a beautiful, unexpected gift for no apparent reason; 2) Committing an error in judgment of epic proportions; 3) Failing to appeal to sanity when faced with an otherwise easy decision.  Example: Refusing to accept the men’s basketball head coaching job at the University of Arizona.

Call it “Pulling a Floyd.” 

Tim Floyd’s decision to spurn the University of Arizona men’s basketball program for his current employer, USC, is absolutely mind-boggling. 

It’s like being offered the keys to a brand new Ferrari, when you’re current car is a Hyundai (no offense to Hyundai owners, they make a very practical automobile), and having the lack of sense to simply refuse this beautiful, wonderful, amazing gift that has fallen into your lap. 

Continue reading Floyd’s decision boggles the mind