Tim Floyd had a nice little thing going at USC, until everyone started accusing him of being "corrupt" and "buying players." So he packed his bags and went home to Mississippi leaving that whole mess behind.
Floyd quit his job yesterday, sending this one-paragraph resignation letter to USC's athletic director and to the Jackson Clarion Ledger.
Unfortunately, I no longer feel I can offer the level of enthusiasm to my duties that is deserved by the university, my coaching staff, my players, their families, and the supporters of Southern Cal. I always promised my self and my family that if I ever felt I could no longer give my full enthusiasm to a job, that I should leave it to others who could. I intend to contact my coaching staff and my players in coming days and weeks to tell them how much each of them means to me. I wish the best to USC and to my successor."
So what happened to his enthusiasm? Probably the accusations that he gave $1,000 cash to an "associate" of former Trojan O.J. Mayo. That will usually do it. You will also notice that he "intends" to tell his coaches and players how much they mean to them. I guess they don't mean enough for him to have to told them in person that he was no longer their boss. According to ESPN, Floyd didn't even call USC. They found out by reading it on the Clarion-Ledger's website and by then, Floyd, had already turned off his cellphone.
Two months ago, Floyd actually had a chance to leave USC for another job—both Arizona and Memphis were interested in him—but he turned them down to stay at the program he had (mostly) rebuilt. Now he's fishing in Mississippi and the Trojans have to pick up the pieces.
Miss. native Floyd resigns as Southern Cal coach [Jackson Clarion-Ledger]
Floyd's action speaks volumes [Yahoo]
USC Trojans coach Tim Floyd submits resignation [ESPN]
Filth Flarn Floyd… [Rush The Court]