With Ohio State and the NCAA, West Virginia’s Coach In Waiting Issues and Tennessee’s AD Resigning, The Sport Has Turned Into The Dallas Cowboys Or Steinbrenner’s Yankess
What is this, college football or the Dallas Cowboys or, worse yet, the New York Yankees of the George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin?
That’s what it seems like in this most bizarre of all college football off seasons. Normally, fans are anxious to get news about their teams when there are no games. But now, silence is indeed golden.
Every fan wakes up hoping that they won’t see anything on the ESPN crawl about Beloved U. If they are in a bar and see the photo of their coach pop up during a sportscast, they suddenly start checking the Internet and texting friends to see if their school is in trouble.
That’s how strange a time it is in the sport now. And you think the BCS is unpredictable.
It all started with Ohio State, the story that seems to get more and more juicy with each passing day.
And then UT AD Mike Hamilton suddenly resigns, right before Tennessee is scheduled to go before the NCAA for hearings against not one but two programs.
But the kicker is what is going on at West Virginia. Did Bill Stewart really spread rumors about coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen? This is almost too bizarre to contemplate.
But, if we must, then let it be said that Stewart’s supposed loyalty to West Virginia University is larger than it appears.
There’s so much daily drama it’s impossible to know what is coming next, except when it does all one can do is just shake the and say, over beers in a sports bar, “well, I’m not surprised by anything now.”
It’s a soap opera that’s like that of the Dallas Cowboys when Tony Roma was dating Jessica Simpson (Cabo-gate, she’s at the game so the Cowboys will lose) or, going back much farther, the Steinbrenner Yankees. Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson and daily drama.
But in this case, is it Terrelle Pryor, Mike Hamilton Jim Tressel or Bill Stewart the straw that stirs this drink?