Swann was hired as the athletic director by USC in in 2016
USC president Carol Folt on the timing of Swann’s resignation:
“You try to get things going in the fall,” Folt told the Times. "He felt that this was the professional thing to do, was resign and allow me to build my team. That really is the gist of it."
— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) September 9, 2019