Pat Haden Talks NFL Back in LA, More
With the Rams making their return official, USC’s AD looks back and forward
On Tuesday night, as the football world would see one of the Raiders, Rams and Chargers bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, there were many people attentive to the news that would surface out of a Houston hotel where NFL owners were presiding.
One of those people was USC athletic director Pat Haden.
Haden’s connection to the impending decision was two-fold. Not only would USC and the Coliseum be one of the candidates to house the incoming team while their permanent stadium was built, but Haden himself played for the Rams, doing various stints at quarterback from 1976 to 1981.
Now, as the owners have pegged the Rams to be the team that returns to play in Los Angeles in 2016 — after having played here from 1946 to 1994 — Haden welcomed and discussed the development in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.