Originally Posted by traderumor
The nature of the business does not promote loyalty from either side. Considering that no one is crying crocodile tears for the "bums" when they are fired, usually after a number of public lynching by the fans, folks should not be surprised that there are coaches looking out for themselves, because rarely is anyone watching their backs for them.
Not to mention that loyalty is not one of the strengths of our current culture, but I digress.
Absolutely true. Barry Switzer had fantastic success his first 6-8 years at Oklahoma. A couple of National Championships and very nearly won at least 2 more. The athletic complex at OU is named after him now But, in the early 80's when the Sooners had a couple of 7-4 seasons, there were more than a few people that thought he should be fired.