In this segment, a question on who I would hire as football coach.
Q: Rex Griswald said:
Any word on the Wear brothers now that they have announced they will not return to UNC? Any chance for USC to get them to transfer in? We could use the size down low.
A: I know UCLA is in the picture. They are considering USC and I know USC is interested. But does USC have two scholarships to give out?
Q: Pop Goes The Weasel said:
Scott, this is nothing against James Boyd, but at his weight and speed, it would seem the only two positions he could play are DE or TE. Do you see him getting any quality time at SC, and, if so, at what position?
A: I see him as a reserve. If he played, most likely at TE but three freshmen arrive in the fall, so that might not be possible.
Q: If you were the athletic director at Troy, or a fan, who would you rather see as our coach, PC or Lane?
I know it’s way too early to be accurate, but I mean as of now, based on their mannerisms, the way they hold practices, etc. Thanx, Scott, for taking a hardball question.
A: It would be foolish to pick someone over Pete Carroll given his record for success. Now as athletic director I might try to influence who he hired as assistant coaches or limit distractions or outside interests. But he did win 11 or more games for 7 straight years, which has never been done, so it’s hard to argue even with last year’s four-loss season.
That doesn’t mean Kiffin isn’t doing a good job. But even he admits he aspires to continues Carroll’s legacy of winning. I like Kiffin’s analytical skills and business-like manner. But Carroll was a special coach, even with his flaws.