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Garrett on shaky ground at USC?

As everybody and their brother, and their brother’s gardener, have been reporting over the last two days, Southern Cal will, in very short order, likely be in the market for a new head coach.

Taking the lead in the quest for Pete Carroll‘s replacement should be the man who hired the soon-to-be-former coach, athletic director Mike Garrett. But, will the longtime A.D. and one-time USC gridiron star even be around to head the search?

We have been hearing quite a bit of chatter throughout the day today that Garrett could be on his way out as the Trojans’ director of athletics. Talk along the lines of “you’re fired!”

Several prominent boosters and school officials are said to be far from pleased with the current state of athletics at the school — particularly the dark NCAA cloud looming over the two highest-profile sports — and most, if not all, of the chatter concerning Garrett revolves around what the boosters may or may not have up their long-reaching, omnipotent sleeves.

As the thinking goes, rid themselves of Garrett and, possibly, the NCAA will go easier on the university if/when sanctions come down for the Reggie Bush imbroglio.

Let’s get this straight and make it perfectly, crystal clear, though: we are not reporting that Garrett’s head is currently resting on the chopping block and merely awaiting the ax to fall. The rumblings, however, suggest that may ultimately be the case, and possibly in very short order.

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  1. Dug says: Jan 10, 2010 5:09 PM

    Thank God. This man has ruined USC with his lack of backbone and integrity.
    Wonder about firing him, offering Pete the AD job in addition to coach or give him input in the AD choice. Sounds like giving him a lot of authority, but in the end football is the name of the game in the funding of the entire sports department.
    He just might think about it now that he can’t be president of the Seahawks too and final authority apparently will not be his.

  2. irishbitches says: Jan 10, 2010 9:05 PM

    Thank God.This man has ruined USC????????
    Are you fu@#$%ing kidding me.This university is trash and i along with the rest of the college football loving world, or at least those of us who follow legit programs that dont sacrifice the integrity of the game and or the NCAA hope that the afore mentioned “NCAA” burns this cheating no good scum of college sports down to the depths of mediocracy, which is at best all they were until Pete Caroll and his band of money tossing CHEATERS came to town.Throw in Tim Floyd and OJ Mayo and youve somehow managed to make the University of Kentucky and John Calipari look like the poster children for a healthy program….GET REAL people this is way way way way……….WAY OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Delores W says: Jan 10, 2010 9:12 PM

    Mike Garrett has always been a a ridiculous choice for an AD at a storied university such as USC. He’s been an embarassment with his lack of integrity for years. I would be sorry to see Pete Carroll leave, but the Reggie Bush issue is a definite black eye for USC.

  4. robertg says: Jan 10, 2010 9:20 PM

    garrett and a small number of usc boosters, who did not consult with the usc administration or community, approached petey with their cheat to win plan after even the infamous dennis erickson had declined to get involved.
    petey, after being fired by 2 nfl teams, having beaten the bushes for jobs all over the us and come up with only one job offer- coaching football at redwood high school.
    petey showed up at the usc campus to visit his daughter, who was a student at usc, happened to run into garrett and agreed to implement the cheat to win plan.
    the cheat to win plan was not petey’s idea. petey just followed orders.
    no, petey has no future at usc and neither do garrett and that very small group of usc boosters who devised the cheat to win plan.

  5. jvs says: Jan 10, 2010 9:51 PM

    It’s about time you are defending yourself against ESPN. They have been bashing ND and Weiss for years because of their deal with you. Weiss was not a head coach or a nice guy but he upheld the standards of the university that ND should be praised for. Instead, they drool over USC and OSU and their coaches. Both programs are dirty and Carroll is a bad guy. If ESPN ran one more puff piece on Carroll, I thought I would yak. ESPN should be charged as accomplices and it’s a travesty that the NCAA has let this drag on so long.

  6. jvs says: Jan 11, 2010 12:20 AM

    It’s about time you are defending yourself against ESPN. They have been bashing ND and Weiss for years because of their deal with you. Weiss was not a head coach or a nice guy but he upheld the standards of the university that ND should be praised for. Instead, they drool over USC and OSU and their coaches. Both programs are dirty and Carroll is a bad guy. If ESPN ran one more puff piece on Carroll, I thought I would yak. ESPN should be charged as accomplices and it’s a travesty that the NCAA has let this drag on so long.

  7. robertg says: Jan 11, 2010 12:54 AM

    we all saw and heard the unanimous comments of notre dame’s student athletes about what a great person and coach charlie was and still is.
    they and their families and high school coaches chose notre dame over other schools because of charlie and his staff and ignored the media shills.
    the phony paper losses that were orchestrated by the current corrupt officiating, rules enforcement, bcs, and rankings systems which we will make certain come tumbling down along with the walls of troy.
    charlie and his staff will be back at notre dame where they belong and kelly and his staff and the few jerks who fired charlie and hired that jerk kelly and his staff will be kicked out of notre dame since none of them belong at notre dame.
    winning national championships at gvsu is nice for gvsu, but that means bupkis at notre dame or to notre dame recruits.
    we will punish in the civil courts many con artists at the ncaa, at the conferences, at the bcs, and at espn and other crooked media outlets.
    we know who each of the key players in these atrocities is and where their material possessions are.

  8. itsfinn says: Jan 11, 2010 12:33 PM

    robertg
    Do you have just one tin foil hat or do you have a different one for each day?

  9. John Taylor says: Jan 11, 2010 12:36 PM

    @ itsfinn: Tread carefully, my friend. You have no idea how easy it would be for him to slap a RICO charge on you.

  10. cwwillow says: Jan 11, 2010 1:49 PM

    Wow what an ignorant bunch of non sense. Everyone’s is “holy than thou” approach to college football – Cheaty Petey, ruining the school, Weiss and integrity…hmm you don’t understand college athletics. Every school is self & NCAA policed and just because a program becomes successful or returns to being successful, there’s cheating involved! So by your logic the Top 25 AP poll schools are all dirty!! Schools make a ridiculous amount of money off the athletes and spend large amounts of money promoting the sport so beer chugging chuckleheads like robertg, irishbitches, jvs. So let’s see your 100% clean programs – ………

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