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USC President WE'RE NOT FIRING PAT HADEN 'Unwavering Support'

10/13/2015 10:34 AM PDT

USC President: WE'RE NOT FIRING PAT HADEN

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USC is standing behind Pat Haden -- with the president of the university saying he will NOT be firing the athletic director's ass in the wake of the Steve Sarkisian drama. 

Haden's been in the crosshairs of several critics this week -- who think he should lose his job for not getting rid of Sarkisian back in August after the football coach showed up wasted to a school event

But President Max Nikias has issued a strong statement essentially saying Haden's job is safe. 

"As president of USC I am very, very fortunate to have Pat Haden as our Athletic Director  -- as is the entire Trojan Family. He is a man of true character and integrity, he cares deeply for our student athletes, and he always makes their well-being his highest priority."

"Pat Haden has been doing an outstanding job in leading Trojan Athletics in the past five years and I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my unwavering support for him."

"I look forward to working with Pat Haden as our USC AD for many years to come."

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