donovan wrote:Coaching changes in college football is a reflection of our society in general, it is a morass of amorality.
I gave up the intricacies of football when I stopped going live to games. Now I watch TV and I see what the producers want me to and then I watch the same play 6 times more to verify that I did not see what they wanted me to see when they first showed me. I miss the smell of fresh cut grass and nights when I have to take a hot shower just to get warm. (I don't miss it, but they were good memories that don't happen when I watch TV.)
My friend Mr. Billybud like this nuevo lifestyle, me, not so much.
I really liked the days when coaches only coached and the players made all of the game-time decisions, including calling the plays. An official would listen in on hurdles to make sure the sub did not bring in a play. But that was in the days of quasi integrity and for the most part, rules were followed. Like I say, just a reflection of our society plummeting down into the bowels of Hell.
This board is a special place in the world of College Football Chitchat, as Cane, more recently, and others have acknowledged. Discussions here go beyond the typical X’s and O’s, Jimmies and Joes, and wins and losses. Here there is depth beyond the field of play, into the issues off the field and behind the scenes, such as governance, politics, unwanted influences, exploitation, short sighted money-grabs, etc.
Donovan, your posts, to some degree, were my inspiration to share some of the goings-on that occur during a coaching change.
P.S. One can only wonder why a local newspaper, who’s owner has had an adversarial relationship with WVU since his media company was booted by WVU in favor of IMG, would wait a week or so before the decision was made to publish a ‘Farewell Letter’ sent to them by Dana Holgorsen....... maybe they were busy trying to influence Coach Brown’s staffing choices or tracking airplanes.
It’s a jungle out there........ Enjoy it.