Tim Floyd quietly resigns from USC

Floyd's rumored payment to an O.J. Mayo associate proved to be his downfall at USC.

Floyd's rumored payment to an O.J. Mayo associate proved to be his downfall at USC.

Tim Floyd has resigned as USC’s head coach, the school announced Tuesday.

Floyd submitted a short letter of resignation to USC athletic director Mike Garrett stating he had lost enthusiasm for the job.

The reason for the lack of enthusiasm stems from allegations he made a payment to help ensure delivery of O.J. Mayo to Trojanland.

The scandal has taken a backseat to the trouble at Memphis in recent weeks, but the NCAA is finally placing the Trojan program under a microscope.

USC had a down year in recruiting and lost DeMar DeRozan and Daniel Hackett to the draft. The Trojans could lose Taj Gibson, who hasn’t hired an agent but seems to be leaning towards remaining in the draft pool.

I’m not the least bit surprised at Floyd’s resignation. Garrett and USC seemed to be happy to see him go.

Now we’ll see if he talks and gets his former employer in trouble.

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