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Texas-El Paso athletic director Bob Stull confirmed USC AD Pat Haden contacted him six weeks ago asking permission to speak with Floyd.

Floyd was the coach at USC back in the mid-2000's and led the Trojans to three NCAA appearances and one sweet sixteen berth in his four years.

But he resigned in June 2009 during an NCAA inquiry into the USC football and basketball programs concerning the recruitment of O. J. Mayo, who played one year for the Trojans.  The investigation showed Floyd had no personal involvement in any of the violations.

Haden was not the AD when Floyd coached at USC.  Mike Garrett resigned after the findings and it was no secret Garrett and Floyd didn't get along.