Am I the only one who has read this book? Today I’m reminded of a passage on page 53.
If he wanted to, Bump could have made life very difficult for me. Hell, he could have set me up for failure. His players loved him, really loved him—and remember, that first year I was coaching all his players. I was an outsider, they didn’t owe me anything, and it wasn’t like I was making life easy for them, either. Bump was a former Michigan All-American, and a whole lot nicer than I was! They could have complained to him—he was still working at the athletic office—and I bet some of them tried, but he would have none of it. He made it clear to everyone that he was on my side.
Bump showed me what he was made of a dozen times, never interfering, always supporting me, in public and in private. That was a great gift—one I remembered years later when it was my turn to pass the torch.
Any of that sound familiar?
Morgan Trent, the immature twit, failed to consider the collateral damage he would cause his coach (Lloyd that is) when he quoted him without permission. There’s no way Carr authorized Morgan to make that private conversation public. By the time he went back to Carr to tell him that the comments wouldn't make him look bad, it was too late. How's that prediction looking? Trent gets torched, yet again.
Well, now Carr is burning. It’s time for him to break radio silence.