Blast From The Past

Every once in awhile we will share something funny or memorable from the past few years. With college coaches preparing to visit high schools soon, it reminds me of a funny incident in 2000.
USC just fired Paul Hackett but defensive line coach Ed Orgeron continued to recruit even though the Trojans were without a head coach. One day, Orgeron went to Valencia High School, where he just happened to run into UCLA assistant coach Gary Bernardi.
“What’s he doing here?” Bernardi told a Valencia coach within earshot of Orgeron. “Does he still have a job?”
Witnesses said Orgeron nearly needed to be restrained following the comment.
Orgeron remained upset enough that following Pete Carroll’s hiring, he requested to recruit the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, so he could specifically go head-to-head with Bernardi.

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