Times they are a changing.
Multiple outlets are reporting that USC is replacing AD Mike Garrett with former QB and current NBC color analyst Pat Haden .
Why do Notre Dame fans care about this?
Because if you feel like I do , it has been a long time coming to replace the awful, anti-ND voice we are forced to endure on many Saturday afternoons each fall. I don't know who NBC will replace him with, but one thing is almost certain—it can't get much worse than the Haden/Hammond combo.
A few possibilities:
Steve Beuerlein—former ND QB, currently with CBS doing color commentary
Chris Collinsworth—can he double up with Sunday Night Football, especially with his son on a football scholarship in South Bend?
Jerome Bettis—can he make a move from the studio to the booth?
One final thought to NBC: while you are at it, send Tom Hammond back to the stable to cover the ponies and find a brand new team. After all, with a new coaching staff in place, new is the theme this fall for the Irish.