With reports coming out today that Pete Carroll resigned from his post as USC's head coach, I received a text message this evening from Aggie head coach DeWayne Walker.
For those unaware, there have been massive reports that Walker will follow Carroll to the Seattle Seahawks, where Walker would become the team's defensive coordinator. Up to tonight, coach Walker hadn't returned phone calls as of Friday afternoon.
The text message wasn't earth shattering. It simply read, “Nothing to report yet.”
I know, this is a little silly to be reporting. But it is noteworthy that Walker responded in some form or fashion. Frankly, I would've preferred if the word “yet” wasn't in the message. Interpreting between the lines, not yet, but eventually, something will go down.
Sportscenter reported tonight that USC linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. will follow Carroll to Seattle to be the Seahawks' linebackers coach. Norton interviewed for the Aggie head coaching position last year before the school elected to go with Walker as its head man. Norton's candidacy didn't appear serious, although it did draw attention simply for his name value.
On another side note, former Idaho quarterbacks coach Jonathan Smith accepted the offensive coordinator position at the University of Montana. The fact that Smith was the QBs coach at Idaho is of slight significance. The fact that he interviewed for the Aggies' offensive coordinator position turns it up a notch. Smith apparently was an impressive candidate for the Aggie job, but the team wanted to go with Mike Dunbar, due to Dunbar's years of experience as a coordinator.