Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The Ole Miss Quandry
Imagine for a second that you are an Ole Miss fan walking through the grove. You won't admit it publicly, but you are well aware that David Cutcliffe took you to your biggest bowl game since, well ever I guess. Now apparently your AD or President, or whoever is in charge of making brilliant decisions at Ole Miss, feels that Mississippi could be a real SEC powerhouse if they could just keep those recruits at home and maybe snag a few big time JUCO players. But who? Who could they get to bring in this talent? I imagine (maybe I am wrong) that Ed Orgeron was not the first name to pop into this decision maker's head. After all, Coach O is crazy (and not in a good way). But none of that matters because the inmate is running the asylum in Oxford. And apparently the kids like him. He brings in the talent. But talent is not enough as we have seen at Tennessee. The perfect coach to develop that talent would be none other than former Head Coach David Cutcliffe. But he couldn't recruit at Ole Miss. It is ironic. You fire a great coach who can't recruit and hire a great recruiter who can't coach and is in all likelihood going to come off the tracks before it is all said and done. Coach O is definitely going off the rails on a crazy train. Would you rather be fundementally sound but not talented? Or would you rather be supremely talented but play like you have never been exposed to basic football concepts? It is a quandry, but I think I speak for all SEC fans when I say that I hope Coach O sticks around for a long, long time. You could not possibly in your wildest dreams find better material for a blog. Hotty Toddy!