For A Rhodes Scholar How Dumb Was Pat Haden?


EOG Master
Ed Orgeron wanted to be SC's coach badly after going 6-2 as interim coach. It was reported everywhere the player's loved him
and he was a great recruiter back then. But no...too gruff for the stylish Haden so he ends up with a drunk in Sarkisian.


Bells Beer Connoisseur
The problem with college is there are too many instances where you must win with their people. Exhibit A - Harbaugh and Michigan.


Bells Beer Connoisseur
That's very true. Even sadder is SC retained a hiring committee and paid close to half a million and look who they got.
What hurt Ed the most was his past - it wasn’t the best off the field. Image is a big deal in college when you are trying to get big donations. The NFL overlooks this as they have TV money coming in every year.

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
I assume USC was playing it safe with the NCAA.

Orgeron had a reputation as a wheeler-dealer.

USC players loved "Ed O." because he was the bagman.

Add "bagman" to my EOG glossary.