Thursday, December 4, 2008

One More Year!

The search for a replacement for Tyrone Willingham as Head Football Coach at the University of Washington has turned into a joke, and then some. Every name that has surfaced has disappeared just as quickly. Add Mike Leach to the scratch list this time. And there will be more. The university has slipped into the 'dork' mode, an enormous reason why nobody is interested in moving to Seattle, one of the nicest cities in the country. How about bringing Ty back for another year? He's already here and you are paying him anyway. It's starting to sound like a pretty good idea.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hill Climbing To The Top

The names keep dwindling, much like the program. The job that used to be one of the most desirable in the country is showing little interest from anyone, except Pat Hill. Fresno State's 56 year-old coach reportedly met with UW officials Saturday about the head coaching vacancy for the bewildered program. He was all smiles at his team's annual awards banquet but said he had not been offered the job. What he doesn't know is he really is the only one that has expressed interest, according to many reports. With the pipe dream of a new stadium in the wood works, the big question is whether Hill will meet the demands and expectations of the old school donors who are hoping a high profile coach will succeed Tyrone Willingham. They are also hoping to meet with Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly, who many believe is waiting for the Notre Dame job, if it comes open. There is a lot of hope in Montlake right now. I hate to break it to you but hope is a belief that something outside yourself is going to save your butt. It will be a tough Hill to climb.