According to a report from Pete Thamel, the Detroit Lions have poached USC Athletics Chief of Staff Brandon Sosna.
Thamel reported on Thursday that the Lions are hiring Sosna as their new Senior Director of Football Administration.
Sources: USC Athletics Chief of Staff Brandon Sosna, who oversees Trojan football, is leaving to become the Detroit Lions’ Senior Director of Football Administration. USC made a significant push to keep him. https://t.co/obJCeP87Cb
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) June 9, 2022
Detroit Lions hire Brandon Sosna
According to Thamel, USC was aggressively trying to keep Sosna but he ultimately decided to head to the NFL, where he will join forces with the Detroit Lions.
Sosna began informing co-workers of his decision earlier this week, sources said. His role with the Lions is expected to be the Senior Director of Football Administration, according to sources.
Sosna has operated as the No. 2 to USC athletic director Mike Bohn essentially since Bohn’s hiring late in 2019, including a promotion to executive senior associate athletic director. During that time, Bohn credited Sosna as the architect for the “brilliant” search for Lincoln Riley as head coach.
USC was aggressive in trying to retain Sosna, sources said, but the lure of a career in the NFL trumped anything the school could come up with.
“He’s had a profound impact on the modernization of the athletic department,” a USC source said. “He helped us attract industry leaders and helped push our football program on the rapid trajectory toward competitiveness.”
Nation, do you think this is a good hire by the Detroit Lions?