Thursday, January 11, 2007
"All is well"
I am not worried. With the pic and quote above I am just trying to add a little levity to the general fan mood. Seeing recruits defect, hearing that Jags hasn’t talked to all of the TOB commits, Willis Jr. transferring, Cherilus considering the Draft and the full staff still not in place has people wondering. I am not worried. Really. Transitions are almost always messy, but Jags and Company deserve a chance…and certainly more than a week.
I think they will:
-- Hold on to most of the TOB recruits and pick up a few quality names
-- fill out the staff with good names
-- convince most of the current players to come back
But even if they don’t, I am not worried. Jags, Siravo, McGovern, and Commissiong are all known as hard working, great recruiters. Why would we expect that to change now? Do we think they are all going to get fat and lazy? No way. It might not make sense now, but I have faith that it will.
As for guys leaving…Willis had other issues. Cherilus was considering leaving long before Jags came on the scene. I hope he stays, but we’ll be okay regardless.
At the end of the day, none of this will really matter. What happens on the field matters most. Perception is not always reality. The perception about TOB was that he was some sort of miracle worker at BC. Not exactly true. There was the perception that he was a strict disciplinarian. How many false starts and personal fouls made that claim hollow?
Give Jags time. Logan and Spaz alone should make us feel good about the direction of the program. We are headed towards good times.