Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Mutually Assured Destruction
There are no winners in this. Just a bunch of losers. Both parties are leaking their respective sides. Few will ever know the true ”he said, he said.” I would love to release a detail-by-detail rehash that captured who was lying to whom and who said what when and promises kept and promises made. After piecing together what I know, the reality was much more simple and unfortunately, much more human. Two once good friends let ego, power, money and ambition corrupt a very good situation. It escalated very quickly. Deception was not the issue. Hurt feelings, pride and of course, money were. It could have been saved through early Sunday night, but once things went public, it was over.
I hope Jags gets the NFL Head Coaching job he longed for and comes out ahead from all this. He’s got a very nice family and his power play just turned their lives upside down.
I hope Gene makes a perfect hire. I hope we get the national-championship winning lifer we’ve all longed for. But the reality is his power play just blew up a good thing (that he himself put together) over minor issues.
I will continue to defend Jags’ right to advance his career and continue to thank him for two great years.
I will have more on our new coach, the future of the program and opinions on the news of the day as they play out. Now I just feel depressed.