you can take this as a bit of an extension from what's been said in my recent
Blog pieces along with random musings in and out of the chat room. I've been called a lot of things during
my career as a fan of the
may be asking what this has to do with the
I suppose that this is a bit of a thank you to all of the folks who have taken the time to work towards the major undertaking going on down I-80 way. I've always been the kind of guy who was a more "big picture" type. Some folks can only really see what's going on day to day and that's just fine because honestly, without them, what I do wouldn't really accomplish much. Many of you have seen the fruits of the efforts made by Bill Callahan and his staff in the recruiting class thus far. It is my firm belief that this will continue not only towards February 2005 and the eventual signing day for high school seniors, but beyond that into future classes.
I never liked to lose, I never really have, honestly. The thing about me wasn't that I'd lose but rather how I would lose. Different people deal with it in different ways, but the way I always looked at a game was one of two ways: 1. We win, we take pride in what we did right and enjoy the fact that we've put forward so much effort which produced a solid win or 2. We lost, okay, what do we have to do to get better? Many of you who have spoken to me know that I subscribe to the theory that talent on the whole hasn't quite been to the standard that we've enjoyed during our most fruitful periods. That's a situation that I feel is being rectified as we speak and as you can plainly see.
see a lot of positives from the current staff, some things that could be
tweaked, too, but the majority of it is positive. I like Bill Callahan and honestly, I
think that his version of the West Coast Offense could be a really cool thing to
see once the pieces of the puzzle are in place. Suffice it to say that as one of the
lucky folks who gets to cover the future of the program, I am excited about what
I have seen and heard. I truly find
myself giddy at times over what I believe the future will hold for the
I think that Charles Myers put it best regarding how I, and others, feel regarding the program and its current state. "When our team isn't doing well, that's not the time to give them hell, that's the time to stand up and support them." Of course, it helps that I tend to be a rather patient guy, but in the end, I think the hands are going to wave after many a touchdown and the scoreboard will light up like a pinball machine on Friday night. So, much like Charles and his wife, I am choosing to stand up.