The lesson learned from The Last Hours of Mel Tucker at Colorado is an analogy: coaches are to boosters what players are to coaches.
But the real lesson the folks at Colorado should take to heart is this:
“Listening back, in hindsight, I think there were some signs,” Hastings said in an interview Saturday. “I think losing an assistant to Tennessee [defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh], and the inability to pay enough to keep his staff, that bothered him…
Tucker’s answer was winding, touching on the loss of Brumbaugh, a key assistant that Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt plucked away with a significant raise. “That was disappointing,” Harrington says Tucker told the crowd, “but he made twice as much money so who could blame him?”
Money talks and coaches walk.