to play football, not to play trumpet
It seems that former USC coach Steve Sarkisan's alcohol problems were quite known and even well-documented during his stint as head coach at the University of Washington.
The L.A. Times story has its' comic elements, to be sure, but overall, it's simply a story of the (hopefully) final descent of Sarkisan to the bottom so that he can get the help that he needs.
Been there and done that. I'm pulling for Mr. Sarkisian.
My question is that given how well documented Sarkisan's issues seem to have been at Washington (where his drinking issues seem to have been an "open secret"), this can't reflect well on USC AD's Pat Haden. Either Haden knew the extensiveness of Sarkisan's problem and hired him anyway or he really didn't know...and I don't know which is worse.
According to an ESPN report here, USC (Pat Haden) is going to smash the piggy-bank to get a big-name head coach. Thought this was interesting as we collectively ponder changes.
One industry source told me this week that USC is willing to extend an offer of up to $6 million a year to get its man. Yes, that’s more than Nick Saban makes (for now).
After his half ass apology back in June, he finally owns up to his transgressions.
I was just watching some NFL combine action and Taylor May's first run in the 40yd dash was a 4.24! Which is incredible given his linebacker size of 6-3, 230lbs. Amazing how gifted some athletes are.
According to the New York Times, Seantrel Henderson isn't actually signing a LOI until the USC violations mess gets weeded out.
I hope this hasn't been posted yet, but with the mess of MGoBoard topics today, it's tough to sort out anything...