After screaming like a banshee last night about a supposed contract offer sent to Jack Del Rio, Wolf finds himself in front of a Blue Plate special of crow and humble pie. His retraction:
We hear that Jack Del Rio informed USC he will not walk away from the $15 million left on his Jacksonville contract, which could prove fatal to his candidacy.
Some of the comments are priceless though. Here are some fine examples:
The fact you put out a bogus report is just sad Wolf. You mislead many people and you should be ashamed...
Wolf's bogus report got him 25 seconds on ESPN and he sounded like a scared little girl.
C. J. Spiller thinks Scott's report was bogus.
Good for JDR to line up a job in case he got fired. From what I've read, this was never that likely to happen.
I don't think JDR is a big loss for USC. Any coach who needs a package of coaches to be complete, is less than ideal. Assistant coaches have a way of leaving programs that are successful.
USC needs to forget about name recognition, and find a very good COLLEGE coach who is a proven recruiter. It's a bit late in the season to pull a premier HC from another major program. The colleges coaches could be pursued systematically in the following order: PAC-10 HC, college HC with USC ties, midmajor HC, Pac-10 assistant coach. etc.
Given that Riley said no, Sark is still a boy, Harbaugh is a dick, and there aren't a lot of current college HC's out there with USC ties, it's time to give serious consideration to some of the top mid-major coaches in the western US. That's how Florida found Meyer and tOSU found Tressel. Names like Chris Petersen, Gary Patterson, Kyle Whittingham, and even Dewayne Walker need to be rapidly and thoroughly vetted. It will take hard work and overtime. Forget about Herm Edwards and Jon Gruden. There's a reason that Norm Chow has never been a HC. If USC can land a good recruiter, at the very least it will be a bridge to the next guy if things don't work out.BTW, anybody else think USC is treating Scott like a mushroom?