Ray Tanner stands in his athletics director's office. (Image via Twitter on @RayTannerSC)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - He's been on Twitter for less than a week, but already, USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner has hosted his own Twitter question and answer session.
Monday morning, he fielded questions via the social networking system. Tanner, who officially took over the AD position on August 2 after 16 years as head baseball coach, joined the "Twitterverse" that same day. (His handle: @RayTannerSC)
Fans asked him about the possibility of adding new sports, what his top goals are in the new job, and what's been the biggest adjustment to his new position.
Tanner said he'd love to see men's soccer added as an SEC sport, and teased that there's a good chance a women's sport will be added in the next few years.
He said he's committed to facility upgrades and improving the experience of student-athletes.
As for the biggest adjustments, Tanner joked that "Twitter, necktie & meeting after meeting after meeting" were the key changes. He also said he'd be an armchair quarterback for all sports.
And a "celebrity guest" peppered him with a few questions too: former USC star pitcher Michael Roth. When Roth asked Tanner if he'd be excited to see him when he returns to Columbia, Tanner quipped, "got a lot of projects with your name on them."