- Apr 19, 2009
Well, if anyone wants an example, look at Texas. They fired a coach that went to the NCAA year after year, missing a year now and then, so was just not good enough for them. So they fired that coach and hired the latest and greatest. Book is still out on that hire, but may know in a few weeks how it worked out. However, indications are that the "latest and greatest" will be looking for new employment. And don't get me wrong, I love the guy. But I don't dwell in the past. Things happen for a reason. And him leaving here had nothing to do with anything any of us could control.But sure, fire the guy after three seasons because they only had one NCAA trip in that time. Good luck getting your top-tier replacement choices to agree to take over a program with a leash that short and a fanbase that, ahem, demands 100 percent NCAA tournament participation. You don't have to be a sunshine pumper, but man almighty, you have to use some perspective here.
Folks, this is college basketball. And this has been one of the strangest in recent history. But the final chapter has not been written on the season, and certainly not on VCU final position in the season. Still plenty of ball to play. I, for one, plan on seeing as much of it as I can and supporting my team. That is what real fans do.