Carlino changed his jersey number several times. He changed his hairdos more often than most Elvis impersonators. But he never changed his attitude -- and that’s why he’s gone.
Now that Carlino has transferred out of the BYU program as of Tuesday, April 1, it’s time to look at reasons why he left.
Carlino already had more frequent flier miles than most haggard computer salesmen before he even arrived at BYU. First, he transferred from a high school in his home state of Arizona to one in Indiana. From Indiana -- he then played at UCLA.
Then he decided he didn’t like UCLA as much as he hoped -- and transferred to BYU in the 2010-11 season. See a pattern developing?
Once Carlino arrived at BYU he was required to sit out the 2010-11 season -- Jimmer’s last - -- and the first 10 games of the 2011-12 season before he’d be allowed to play.
Once Carlino played at BYU, he looked like he might fulfill the prophecies of every hopeful Cougar fan who dared believe they might be right about a kid who was daring, skilled and deadly accurate from deep.
But for every great game Carlino played reminding you of Jimmer, there were five others that had you, as Cougar fans, ripping out your hair from your scalp and cursing at the TV.
Here are five reasons Carlino did not pan out as expected at BYU.