Last night on the Monday Night football pregame, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported that USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates will be a candidate to replace Ron Turner in 2010, IF Turner is released. I don’t count on it. As I don’t count on the Bears doing a thing to turn their shipwreck around until Jerry Angelo and the rest of the cast of clowns are dismissed.
Initially I was intrigued and excited by the thought. Bates was Jay Cutler’s final offensive coordinator in Denver, and Cutler had stated that he wouldn’t have wanted out of Denver if Bates had been retained. Then I read the post on bleacherreport.com, apparently USC fans are no fans of Bates. To quote the post, Bates has shown puzzling playcalling choices, calling runs when the passing game was clicking and vise-versa.
And again, IF Turner is released, what kind of decent offensive coordinator would want to coach under Lovie Smith and his train wreck of a final lame duck season? Or two, unfortunately.