Somebody really needs a mulligan.

I’m beginning to think we need to come up with an award for the dumb decision of the day by a college athletic director – and no, Mike Hamilton wouldn’t retire the trophy.

Anyway, if there were such a thing, today’s winner would be Utah State’s Scott Barnes, who, it turns out, was offered the first opportunity to jump to the Mountain West in the wake of BYU’s move to independence, turned it down… and then felt the need to publicize the decision in a letter posted on the school’s website.

Were I a Utah State supporter (there must be a few of them out there, right?), this is how I’d be feeling about Mr. Barnes about now:

In fairness, Barnes probably doesn’t disagree with that assessment this morning.

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One response to “Somebody really needs a mulligan.

  1. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    “At the point in time when Utah State was contacted by the MWC we had a binding agreement with the WAC and were well positioned with nine members, which included BYU. We were simply committed to uphold our agreement with fellow WAC members. We respectfully declined MWC interest AND BELIEVED ALL WAC MEMBERS WOULD REMAIN COMMITTED TO OUR AGREEMENT.”

    OTTER: C’mon, Flounder . . . You can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes. You f—ed up. You trusted us.