What's the Next Step?
I am really tired of the lame excuse that it's just too hard or too disruptive to change coaches in midseason.
It's far more disruptive to lose games to weak teams by 37-0, no?
Ray Tellier is in the athletic department right now. He has the mental means to guide this team for four more weeks and give these excellent seniors a chance to escape the shame of an 0-10 final season at Columbia.
Athletic Director Dianne Murphy should make this move right now and prove she respects the players and the fans.
Otherwise, please refund our donationsm, ticket prices, and parking fees.
But for the fans, what do WE need to do now?
We have to start demanding that the proper replacement for Wilson be found.
NO assistant coaches with no previous head coaching experience.
NO candidates who keep reminding us of all the supposed disadvantages Columbia has.
NO coaches who show an almost immediate disrespect for the students and fans.
On the Comments...
I refuse to play defense on my own blog, so let me set a few things straight:
1) This coaching change needs to happen NOW. Everyone other than the people working in the athletic department know this. Getting angry at me for stating that 2+2=4 is stupid.
2) I know for a fact that one of the people who is "dismayed" and "hurt" and is posting comments against me on the VOY Board and on this blog is an employee of the A.D. who often emails me complaining about critical anonymous comments on this blog! So, while I will continue to post all the comments here, even the ones critical of me, I'm not going to be intimidated.
3) These players do deserve better, but I don't pretend to speak for them. My sources include many different groups, including recent former players, people in the administration, coaches, and yes, some of the parents. I have never revealed a source, and that's not going to happen now.