I gotta admit this post over at Sports & Grits cracked me up. It’s the latest attempt to put Dawgnation up on a psychoanalytical couch in trying times. And as you might expect, pretty much everyone who disagrees with the author’s point of view is reduced to being a religious fanatic, a total wuss or an ego wanker. Then there are the bold, the few who are the only rational supporters of the program:
… We are the people who are accepting of what is necessary to see the program in the National Title hunt every year. We want results not empty promises. We want wins not memories of how we almost did this or came real close to doing that.
Oh, hells yeah! Who doesn’t want real victories instead of moral ones?
This debate has gone on in one form or fashion since the days of the pre-Rivals Vent. Back then the sides were labeled beans and bashers, but it possessed the same “everybody who sees things differently from us is a dumbass” tone. (Of course, back then after the ’97 Cocktail Party the beans took the side that Jim Donnan was a greater coaching genius than Steve Spurrier and stayed with it even after it became obviously and painfully apparent that he was no such thing, so maybe one side had a point.)
Anyway, it’s a fun read for the most part, although I wouldn’t break our fan base down in that way. I’d go with two groups: those who are absolutely certain they know the best course of action for the program to take going forward and those who are frustrated by the recent turn of events and simply hope that Greg McGarity knows what he’s doing. Count me in the latter, but in any event, this seems like a good time for a reader poll.
As always, comments are welcome.