I mentioned earlier in the week that Ed Orgeron was blue collar and Pat Haden white collar as a way to sum up why Orgeron was not seriously considered for the USC job. A source tells me this could also be what made Chris Petersen a poor “fit.”
Imagine what Petersen, a Northwest guy, would have in common: Fishing? Not likely. Haden is a golfer.
“It’s really interesting with the USC thing,” Petersen told the Idaho Statesman. “I don’t know what they felt, and it’s hard to describe what I felt — it just didn’t feel like it was totally the right thing. But when I spoke to these guys, it did. I know a little bit more about this program just because of some of the connections that I have over here. I felt like I knew it better than the other one. So I felt like I knew what I was getting myself into more.”