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Alright - let's assume for a minute that ALL of the smoke we've been seeing was what it now appears to have been - a smokescreen. (Don't like to do I told you so's, BTW, but...)
Because of the out of control rumors that have been swirling, some are disgruntled with Hart, even to the point of calling for his head. Now the truth is, none of us know what is REALLY happening behind the scenes. Everything we are posting is conjecture. But that, in my opinion, is to Hart's credit.
Remember the coaching searches under Hamilton? Remember hearing OVER and OVER that we had visited with this or that coach and OVER and OVER watching those coaches get raises while our coaching search continued? Mike Hamilton sure knew how to make some head coaches money.
Hart, on the other hand, has been like an AD ninja (I KNEW I was going to find a use for that icon someday!). No one knows where he is or what he is doing. The insiders that once had rock-solid information are now grasping at straws.
Hart let us chase after the Gruden story while he has quietly gone about his business of finding a new coach.
Will that have some consequences in the short term? Yep. People will be at least a LITTLE disappointed at this point if we hired Bear Bryant. I mean... we had JON GRUDEN on the line.
But in the end, if we are able to get the guy that we need because Hart was able to conduct his business without tipping his hand? Good for him. Good for us.
He could have conducted his business in stealth mode without allowing the fans to go crazy. The two things are not really related. He could have done everything he has done in the exact same manner and still have everyone in the dark if he had come out and simply said he contacted Gruden and he wasn't interested a week ago.
It's not like the people here or at VQ haven't been reporting on Hart and other candidates even with the Gruden story going on.
The response to Hart saying Gruden wasn't interested would be the same response we are getting today after Gruden's agent put it out there that Gruden is not interested. It wouldn't squash the rumor mill at all until Hart actually came out and hired a coach not named Gruden.
Wrong, a week ago the regular season wasn't over for the right people so, if that is what it was, the smoke screen had to go into this week.
This post was edited by volfanrbf 17 months ago
Spot on, let the man do his job, and find us a coach, then embrace the hire whoever it is, and start looking forward and getting excited about football again.
Excellent point pudd! +1. Bottom line is, it is so fun to speculate and debate the pros and cons of each candidate, but at the end of the day, whoever is selected, he will be the coach of the Big Orange!
I can't wait until this process is over and we can start talking recruiting! It is fun but very tiresome. Really feel for Ryan, Wes and Kevin during this madness.
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
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