If there’s a point to interviewing Jay Jacobs about the Chizik hire, it escapes me. I mean, are we expecting Jacobs to say, “now that I think about it, I sure blew that call…”? Don’t be silly.
What is kind of silly is listening to his self-serving rationalization for the decision to bring Chizik back to the Plains. This is my favorite:
“If he was still an assistant at Texas at the time, nobody would have said a word,” Jacobs said of the criticism.
But that’s the thing – he wasn’t in Texas anymore, Dorothy. Whether or not he cares to admit it now, Jacobs had a more recent, more relevant employment experience by which to judge Chizik. So did everyone else with a brain. That’s why Jacobs feels he has to make lame comments in defense of his decision.