Another great Garrett article:
"What makes this whole situation more acidic is a report from the LA Daily News' Scott Wolf, who reported that Carroll was told to take the job with the Seahawks by Mike Garrett. If Garrett knew about the possible Seahawks opening, which allegedly had been in the mix for Pete for almost a month, what has he done in December to line up possible coaching candidates?
Isn't one of the AD's primary responsibilities to try and retain a coach that has had enormous success at a school? Why would an AD tell a coach to take another job?
Moreover, from last Friday until today, there has not been a peep from Garrett regarding how he was going to try and hang on to this solid recruiting class. Nothing but silence during this critical time.
Recruits were texted yesterday about Carroll leaving. Texted.
With President Steven Sample set to retire this August, Mike Garrett is for all intents and purposes, a lame-duck AD. It is common knowledge among boosters and alum that Garrett will "retire" shortly after Sample leaves. He's out.
Could this be why Garrett is apparently so lackadaisical with his decision-making?
While no one is insinuating that Garrett is sabotaging the program, his efforts as the big cheese are starting to smell very Limburger-like.
Hammer the basketball program even though the former coach says he did nothing wrong.
Fail to get McKnight cleared for the Emerald Bowl, thus making his decision to forego another year at USC all the easier.
Tell Pete Carroll to take the Seahawks job.
Fail to recognize this critical period in recruiting and how important it is to reach out to recruits and try to maintain some semblance of stability.
Ignore the press for an official statement over the weekend, the very entity that many recruits rely on for up-to-date information.
As of 10 A.M. Monday, no release of any official statement on Carroll's departure.
Accept the resignation of Pete Carroll, who allegedly gave it earlier than planned as to prevent a further drop in recruiting, yet not do anything with it.
Complete, utter silence.
While Garrett's head is stuck in the sand, an official in the athletic department, according to Scott Wolf, said, "this department is in flames.''
In flames? Of course it is."
In the words of Jim Harbaugh "What's YOUR Deal?"
PLEASE HIRE TONY DUNGY!
My "deal": You can't read my writing on the blog wall? Fire Garrett. What's your deal in not getting this?
Fire Garrett NOW.
Good luck Pete, we'll miss you!!