USC hires Big 12 executive Ed Stewart to oversee football program
According to ESPN sources, Ed Stewart, one of the Big 12’s most senior executives, is moving to a new job at USC.
Big 12 associate executive commissioner Stewart is named USC’s acting senior associate athletic director. According to sources, his duties will include overseeing USC’s football program.
Stewart spent 16 years in the Big 12 and served as the league’s chief football administrator in 2006. According to sources, he is highly respected in the league and strives to be part of its motivation to move to campus. Sports director.
Stewart is a former Nebraska football captain on the 1994 national title team, and his name came up last year in the school’s search for an athletic director.
Prior to Stewart’s time in the Big 12, he served as an administrative liaison for Missouri Football as Associate Athletic Director. He spent seven years on the Missouri campus from 1999 to 2006, and two years prior at Michigan State.
Stewart’s appointment is part of the departure of USC Chief of Staff Brandon Susannah from the Detroit Lions.
According to a source, USC is expected to move into another position on the leadership team in the coming months.
Stewart knows USC coach Lincoln Riley, as the two worked together during Riley’s five seasons in Oklahoma. Stewart also led the Big 12 through several iterations, and his experience with it is important to USC as it transitions to the Big Ten.
According to a USC source, “He brings a lot of experience with the conference realignment, which is a huge part.” “His ability to be a leader in the transition over the next two years will be critical.”
The fare comes at a time when the Pac-12 and Big 12 have shown public tension, as each league tries to move forward amid conference uncertainty. USC would stay in the Pac-12 for the next two seasons and then move to the Big 10, which is Stewart’s alma mater.