Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
The story is interesting to me not for the salacious details, but just for the way people continue to think that because a guy is a good football coach, he can be an example of virtuous behavior.
Just once, I'd love for a University President to stand up and say, "Yes this guy's a sleazeball, but dangit he wins football games." If that's not going to happen at Arkansas, I'm not sure where it could happen.
I couldn't agree more. I can't stand the culture of coach worship, especially in college sports. Haven't we seen enough to end it? Paterno, Petrino, Pitino, Tressel, Carroll, Knight, the list goes on and on.
But, it is our fault. We are the ones who put them on the pedestal. We built Paternoville (I wasn't going to attempt the Duke version...). We want to hear them speak. We speculate non stop about their next move. This is our fault.
Here's a thought. Let's start to hold the coaches (and ourselves) to the standard we hold the kids.