Moderator: Captain Ned
idchafee wrote:Although I suppose the case could be made that Carroll is getting out before the NCAA lays the hammer down for the whole Reggie Bush thing
idchafee wrote:Well, back to mediocrity for him then. I will never understand why a big time college coach (Spurrier, Saban, and several others jump to mind) feel the need to "test themselves" in the NFL. You got the world by the ass, coach why you wanna go mess it up? Paterno and Bowden got it right: do what you're good at, and be the Lord of Campus.
Although I suppose the case could be made that Carroll is getting out before the NCAA lays the hammer down for the whole Reggie Bush thing
PRIME1 wrote:Ego. I used to think it was money until I found out how much they get paid. Seems like a waste of tuition and state funds to me.
CampinCarl wrote:PRIME1 wrote:Ego. I used to think it was money until I found out how much they get paid. Seems like a waste of tuition and state funds to me.
I'm pretty sure that coaches salaries are paid from the football program itself. I know that at Ohio State, the football program supports all of its coaches and staff, as well as a few other athletic teams simply from the money it makes at games (it's something they brag about. A lot). I'd venture to guess USC does at least that.
TurtlePerson2 wrote:Here at the University of Michigan, the football program not only pays for itself, but also funds several other sports.
Obsidian wrote:Lane Kiffin has just been accepted to take over for Pete Carrol as confirmed by Kiffin himself as well as USC's athletic director.
Kiffin said he'll "have a dedication to run an extremely clean, disciplined program," adding his missteps in Tennessee will help his staff stay straight in Los Angeles.
Yet Kiffin and returning assistant coach Ed Orgeron immediately faced questions about Orgeron's contact with Tennessee recruits in the 24 hours since their hiring at USC -- contact that wouldn't constitute an NCAA violation, but struck some Volunteers as overly aggressive.
Orgeron, the Trojans' new defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, acknowledged speaking to several members of the Volunteers' recruiting class, but claimed he only gave them information requested by their families and didn't try to poach any Tennessee commitments.
"Yes, I did call recruits to clear up any questions they had," Orgeron said, according to the report. "In my knowledge, I followed the rules correctly."
Orgeron would not say which players he contacted, how many he contacted or whether he had offered them scholarships to USC, according to the report. He also refused to say whether he told recruits planning to enroll early at Tennessee not to attend their first classes this week in order to avoid transfer rules.
"I'm not going to get into that," he told the newspaper, adding, "I make tremendously strong ties with families in recruiting. I always try to guide them in the right direction and provide information to them to help some young men who are wondering, 'Coach, what can I do? What are my options?'
"All I did was present their options. Families call me. I call them. I had answers. I gave them answers to their questions."
Jeff Bray, the father of Tennessee quarterback recruit Tyler Bray, said Orgeron made a pitch to several recruits gathered in a room over speakerphone, and that he offered USC scholarships to some players, according to the report.
"He didn't think it was very cool," Jeff Bray said, describing Tyler's reaction to the pitch. "You're in the middle of all this turmoil and they're trying to pull players. ... My understanding was a lot of [the players] got very angry and voiced their anger on the phone."
idchafee wrote:Lane Kiffin