But I seem to remember that he intended to run the wishbone at LSU, is this right?
We never got to that issue. He died before Spring Practice. Dietzel was desperate, and for a bit even considered coming out of retirement but then decided against it. Instead, he headed across campus and talked with Jerry Stovall. He really did not have time to do a decent coaching search and elected to go with Stovall if he wanted the job, which he did - badly. Stovall essentially had to keep Rein's staff, some of which were not very loyal to him. Stovall essentially lost one season of recruiting coming in almost after the fact, and that hurt things a lot down the road. Dietzel had essentially done what he was hired to do which was to ease Mac out as gracefully as possible. After he had done that, the BOS really had no use for him. Really a fricked up time.