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Pat Haden, USC Athletic Director, Collapses on Field Before USC vs. Notre Dame

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistOctober 18, 2015

Nov 13, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans athletic director Pat Haden before the game against the California Golden Bears at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

A scary scene unfolded Saturday evening when USC Trojans athletic director Pat Haden reportedly collapsed on the sideline prior to the Trojans' prime-time showdown with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

According to the Los Angeles Times' Gary Klein, a USC spokesman informed reporters Haden was "attended to by team medical personnel" after he felt "light-headed" and dropped to a knee on the sideline during pregame warm-ups.

Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times relayed video footage of team personnel gathering around the athletic director:

Lindsey Thiry @LindseyThiry

Video of #USC AD Pat Haden on the sideline pregame from NBC. http://t.co/J491No5BFZ

Notre Dame on NBC reported Haden was taken back to the locker room, where he was later reported to be "stable and sitting up," per Klein.

The situation on the sidelines appeared to be tense for a few moments, but all reports from South Bend, Indiana, have been positive. The word from team doctors, according to the Trojans' official Twitter account, is that Haden "is fine."

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