Random mouth noises from a guy who realizes he shot his recruiting in the foot.
“Without knowing the concerns of the group…” — sure, brother. As I alluded to yesterday, when you’re explaining, you’re losing.
Meanwhile, Rolovich’s athletic director gamely tries to close the barn door after the horse departed.
That might have been a handy thing to have in place before your coach botched things, Pat. Not that it would have excused the rest of his dumbassery.
Not that I don’t feel a little sorry for the guy. Who would want to get caught in the crossfire of a hold my beer contest between Leach and Rolovich?
6 responses to “Well, yeah, that’s what I said. But **this** is what I meant.”
Mike Price. Mike Leach. Nick Rolovich. Does Wazzu have a “must be a mouth-breather moron” prerequisite for hiring a head football coach?
At some institutions, getting as many W’s, (bowl games/marchmadness) as possible with the least amount of collateral damage is the “prerequisite” ….still falls back on the ad hiring/search process
They likely have a any coach that will come prereq for a head coach. It’s Washington State.
Not sure the HC is gonna survive this one. He’ll be lucky if his pink slip isn’t added to the list of demands.
Question is, did Leach leave Rolovich the three envelopes, ’cause its getting close to opening time for envelope #1.
Let me start by saying I am pro-player everything. I’m fine with paying them actual salaries and giving them whatever they think is fair that they have earned. However I really think the blowback to what Rolovich said is overblown and unnecessary. He didn’t say “I disagree with the #weareunited movement and if you agree with it you are automatically off the team.” I don’t think any coach can guarantee the security of a player’s scholarship if they are threatening not to play for whatever reason. A lot of the demands (which I hope are met) are out of his hands. I feel like it would have been equally foolish of him to say (after knowing about the movement for probably just a few hours) “don’t worry, the conference will agree to give you everything you are asking for and you will still have a scholarship here.” Basically he said he didn’t know how this is all going to play out, so he’s not sure what the standing of his scholarship would be if he voluntarily chooses not to play, and I don’t think he deserves to be raked over the coals for that. Furthermore, if the student athletes are threatening not to play, they need to be ready to accept that they just might not have their demands met and they lose their scholarships. And let me reiterate again that I hope the student athletes DO get EVERYTHING they feel they deserve because I am not a fan of the current amateurism model!!
“Nice scholarship ya got there. Be a shame if something happened to it.”
Whether he meant it that way or not, that’s how it comes across.
He didn’t have to say anything at all about the United thing. And probably wishes he hadn’t.