Is Bill Martin, Mississippi State’s SID, something of a dick?
Martin: Scott, look, let me make you an offer that I bet no one has ever offered you. How about anytime in the future when you have something regarding Mississippi State you call me. I’ll tell you if it is true and if it is a good time to report it.
Scott: Bill, first of all, I presumed you knew this; but our sources are almost always the guys involved or their head coaches. At 99% of the programs nationwide we either get the info from someone with direct knowledge or we call someone there and check. I used to call Dan until last year with Hev when you told me not to call you or Dan anymore.
Martin: I didn’t tell you that.
Scott: Um, yeah, you did. Remember the night when we reported Hev was going to get the USC offensive line job? I had called Dan and Hev to confirm but they didn’t answer or respond. You then called me and said Hev wasn’t leaving and that I shouldn’t call you or Dan in the future. I then got in touch with Sark who confirmed Hev’s interest but said he was just one of a few guys still involved…and ultimately we all know he didn’t get the job. Our initial info on that, that he was going to get the job, was wrong and we corrected it that night, within an hour or two I think.
Martin: Oh, yes, now I do remember that. Ok; well going forward call me if you want to know what is good to report.
Either that, or he’s an enormous dumbass. Or both. But I’d bet on arrogance. ‘Cause that’s how college athletics rolls in a lot of places.