Given the development earlier this month, this is certainly an interesting twist in the UCLA-USC rivalry.
Sept. 9, it was confirmed that Lynn Swann had “resigned” as the athletic director at USC. Exactly 10 days later, it’s being reported that Dan Guerrero will step down from his post as UCLA’s athletic director next summer.
Specifically, Guerrero will retire on June 30, 2020. Guerrero’s contract currently runs through Dec. 31 of this year, with the university system’s regents approving Thursday to extend it out to his retirement date.
UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero will retire June 30, 2020, per a UC system document.
— Nathan Fenno (@nathanfenno) September 19, 2019
Dan Guerrero's contract extension through June 2020 was just approved by the UC Regents. That will mark his retirement from UCLA.
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) September 19, 2019
The 67-year-old Guerrero — he’ll be 68 on his retirement date — has served in his current post since April of 2002. His most recent high-profile hire, head football coach Chip Kelly, hasn’t remotely matched the post-addition fanfare as the Bruins have posted a 3-12 record in one-plus season under Kelly. That includes an 0-3 start to the 2019 season that already has fans of the program talking about how much it would cost to buy Kelly out.