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USC AD Lynn Swann Resigns Out of Nowhere

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Lynn Swann, athletic director of USC, reacts late in the second half during the college football game against Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Earlier in the year, USC Athletic Director and former Pittsburgh Steelers great Lynn Swann said that he had no intention of leaving his job, as he wanted to be in his position for at least 10 years.

Several months have come and gone, and out of nowhere, Swann has decided to resign from his post.

Swann may have wanted to stick around, but things just didn't work for him here in this case. Dave Roberts, the special adviser to USC president Carol Folt, will take his spot on an interim basis.

Swann, who took the position back in 2016, had no prior experience as an athletic director.

While the Trojans are coming off a big win at home against Stanford, Swann decided now was the best time for him to step down and remove himself as the leader of the athletic department. Now, it's time for USC to find a permanent replacement as soon as possible.