I'm getting sick of writing about Herb Pope.
I mean, really sick.
But I still must spend part of this Labor Day telling you the New Mexico State knucklehead has in fact decided to transfer to Seton Hall, this after telling the Aggies staff Friday that he planned to stay. Even then, I wrote a column that contained the following words:
This month-long roller coaster is over.
But only temporarily.
As surely as Pacman Jones will eventually wear out his welcome in Dallas and Brett Favre will waffle on his retirement plans again, Herb Pope will continue to force the New Mexico State staff into situations where it would be foolish to ever count on him in any major way. It might be another arrest or flirtation with a Big East school. Who knows? But just trust me when I tell you this will not be the last time Marvin Menzies sits in his office scratching his head and wondering exactly how to resolve the latest Pope soap opera.
In fairness, I did not think Hope would change his mind again by the end of the weekend.
I guess I gave him too much credit.
But that's exactly what he did, and now he's going to transfer closer to his Pittsburgh-area home. That's fine, I guess. But if Pope thinks he's going to get an NCAA waiver to play immediately he'd better think again because he's probably wrong. I mean, he's been quoted many times talking about how he basically raised himself and that the most-important thing for him was to leave home and get out of a bad environment, so it's hard to believe it's now in his best interest to move close to home.
In other words, I'll be shocked if the NCAA grants a waiver.
But I suppose we'll see.