Interesting comments from Washington State AD Bill Moos here in this story that appeared in Sunday's Seattle Times.
It was emailed to me by Will Robinson, who was a student trainer at Tupelo High School, later at the University of Georgia, and now lives in Seattle area.
Moos hired former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, and this story details the challenges of a modern day football coach search. Moos speaks candidly about the Washington State process and takes a shot at a couple of other schools - one of them Ole Miss - in the process.
Moos says candidly that some hires left him scratching his head.
"There's the Charlie Weis deal," he says of Kansas' hire. "He failed miserably at Notre Dame, but, 'By God, he was at Notre Dame.' Down at Ole Miss, they have to have 15 people on a search committee (actually it was five). By the time they get through the introductions on the search committee, all the good coaches are hired.
"I don't need 15 people sitting at the table. Where are the other 14 when I get evaluated on (the performance of) my football coach?"
There's much more in the story as it looks at other Pac-12 searches as well, including the one led by Arizona AD Greg Byrne, formerly of Mississippi State.