Steve Sarkisian’s dream job and baseball are topics in this segment.
Q: Sam Gilbert said:
You stated in your “…Rumor Mill” post that Jim Mora’s dream job would be at Washington and he would jump at the opportunity if offered the job. This made me think, Sark has obvious ties to Washington, USC and BYU so would his dream job be one of those universities, another NCAA school or even the NFL?
A: USC would definitely be his dream job. When Pete Carroll left I heard he was interested if the price was right. I’m sure he would jump at the chance if offered the job in the future.
Q: gotroy22 said:
What do you think are the reasons for the poor season for the baseball team, is it a rebuilding year or was this year a major set back, should the coach be fired and do you think Mike Garrett blew it by not getting the fucla baseball coach Savage to be our coach years ago?
A: I think the baseball program is going through a slow rebuild following the Chad Kreuter era. And the Pacific-12 Conference is extremely tough this season. But really, things need to turn around next season because it will be Frank Cruz’s third year.
Mike Garrett did botch things on several levels. He needed to make it clear to John Savage while he was at UC Irvine that he was the heir apparent to Mike Gillespie. By the time Garrett decided to fire Gillespie, Savage was already at UCLA. And then Garrett compounded things by hiring Chad Kreuter instead of someone like Oregon coach George Horton. One could also argue Pat Haden should have made a big-name hire when he fired Kreuter. A year from now, we should know definitively one way or another.
Q: CryWolf said:
do the parents pay their own way on an official visit?
A: Yes. A school can only pay for a student-athlete on their visit.