Actually it was the other way around

By: NYTrojan

Sumlin desperately wanted the USC job.  But Pat Haden kind of had him twisting in the wind.  Pat was hell bent on not making a decision until the year was over (we now know it was because he had his target on Sark).  


Sumlin's courting of USC became so obnoxious that aTm got sick of it and basically said "Enough.  You're either here or you're not.  They gave him an extension offer similar to the way Oregon did for Taggart, but the implication was "Take this now or walk.  Make a decision NOW.  


Since he didn't have an actual offer from USC he went with the aTm extension and stopped his efforts to jump ship.

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