Monday, March 26, 2007

One More Year!

A variation on an election year theme, that's become a rallying cry of sorts on the Pit since the postseason began, although it quieted a little in the post-Winthrop wake. And it's a cry I hate with a passion, because a sliding scale like that isn't worth spit.

What is the point of a coach "earning one more year"? A guy is either your coach or he isn't. To create a never-ending "I'm from Missouri" tap dance, with the watchers kicking the can down the lane waiting to see which side of the fence the guy falls on so they can say they "saw it coming all along" is an unparalleled waste of time and mental energy.

There doesn't seem to be any logic to the position. If the coach did things during a season that leads you to believe things are going well, why would you want to hold on to him for only one more year? Wouldn't you want to lock him up to make sure you don't lose him? At the very least, he's learning and getting better on your dime, and you're going to want a return on your investment.

On the other hand, if he didn't do enough during a season to lead you to believe things are going well, why would you want to postpone the inevitable? What does waiting a year do for you other than delay program movement back to where you want? Besides, recruits aren't dumb: they know a dead man walking when they see it.

A lot of people like John 3:16, but my favorite 3:16 has always been Revelations: "Therefore because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit thee out of My mouth." Those Laodiceans were cruisin' for an ass kicking. So are we. Make your choice, people -- he's either your guy or he's not. To quote George Carlin, pick a hole and stick with it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an easy one for me, no sitting on the fence. Brey is not my guy. I think he's had ample time to improve the ND product. Not that he's done a bad job. But the status quo is getting old. Time for a change of pace.

3/26/2007 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get off your high horse. Now. Seriously. Anyone who says anything contrary to you or your views on Brey is subject to banishment from NDNation. Why?

(This comment probably won't even be approved!)

3/26/2007 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Coffey said...

I think you'll find plenty of people say things contrary to me or my views on NDN quite often.

And I'll get off my high horse when I feel like it. If you don't like what I say, feel free not to read the blog.

3/26/2007 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not that I don't like what you say. What I dislike is your arrogance and the way you bully. You always have to have the last word, and promote your blog in an unabashed fashion.

3/26/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Mike Coffey said...

Then like I said, don't read it.

3/27/2007 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words: Tommy Tupperville

3/28/2007 09:53:00 AM  

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