My Advice To You
What do ya know? It looks like Old Man Pearmlan got his dry and withered tongue out of the ear of BCS bowl officials long enough to pay attention to your team getting waxed left and right this season. Many people have e-mailed and commented to me on the events of today. And since I'm here to serve you...the loyal rader, I shall give you my fair and balanced opinion as to what is going on. You wanted it? Fine.
First and foremost, before I begin..let the record show that I agree that Steve Pederson was a buffoon. Hell, if you paid ANY attention over the past three years, you’ll know that I pointed this out time and time again. At no time during the events that transpired today, did I think it was a bad decision IF I were in your shoes. The guy is slime. The guy is a horrible leader. If you had listened to me long ago, perhaps none of this would have happened.
Unfortunately however, your intense love of yourselves clouded any an all ability to see reality just three feet from your face.
Whether it was part of the 9 straight (and still going) hours of continuous coverage on the news and radio…or the idiots on the street who are THRILLED with getting rid of the guy they loved just 30 short days ago, you people have now gone full circle in your cycle of batshit craziness.
Let me see if I got this straight:
-You have a Nebraska legend in Osborne.
- 30 year assistant takes over. People are happy.
- 30 year assistant and lifetime Husker goes 9-4 first year..12-1 second year.
- 30 year assistant suddenly hits new recruiting rules and prop 48 restrictions.
- New AD and lifelong Husker takes over as AD
- 30 year assistant goes 9-3
- 30 year assistant gets fired
- New AD hires 4-12 NFL coach. Fans develop mancrush
- NFL coach pulls in 5-star recruits. Mancrush intensifies
- NFL coach improves each year and wins the North
- Mancrush out of control
- NFL coach starts out 2-0, mancrush continues
- NFL coach’s team loses to USC. Program unravels
- NFL coach completely loses team. Mancrush is over
- NFL coach’s team gets assblasted by Missouri and Okie State
- New AD is fired
- Fans demand somebody from the “Husker family” take his spot.
Now correct me if I’m wrong…and I’m just a wacky blogger with an agenda….but wasn’t the guy you JUST FIRED a lifelong Husker? Didn’t he GO to Nebraska? Wasn’t he the director of football operations during your hay-day back in the 90’s? And better yet…didn’t you FIRE a 30 year Husker coach and former player for “failing to bond with today’s athlete?”
So now that NFL fluky is gone…or at least is about to be gone…you want to go BACK to “the family”?
You people are so whacked out on the smell of your own pheromones, you don’t even know what the hell you’re talking about anymore. Why are people on the news talking about “getting back to Husker tradition”? Why is Vashon Jackson ranting on the radio about how you “have to bring in somebody from inside “the family” who understands?"
YOU JUST FIRED A GUY FROM “THE FAMILY”
And Tom Osborne is supposed to bail you out? Ummm, wasn’t it Dr. Tom himself who actually SUGGESTED hiring the AD you just fired? And didn’t your Chancellor just give the AD you just fired an extension back in July? So what the hell changed in 4 weeks? I knew he and the GRF™ sucked. Other people knew they sucked. Why didn’t you know? And correct me if I’m wrong…but isn’t the SAME Chancellor going to choose the new AD..just four years after he screwed up picking the last AD? Has anybody thought of that? It's one thing to be blind with myopia. It's quite another to be a hypocrite to boot.
Frank Solich was fired, because you weren’t pulling in recruits and you weren’t finishing 12-0 every other year. He was a member of your “family”. He poured his heart and soul into your program, both as a player..as an assistant and then as a head coach. His only failing was, he wasn’t a boring former coaching legend from Hastings who hates porn. (I don't know..maybe he hates porn too) And now….just four years later…somehow that formula is going to work again? Do you think those problems just magically disappeared?
If I were you..and thank freaking God I’m not….I’d be hoping for a miracle, because the chances of Vince Lombardi rising from the dead and leading the Huskers out of those big stupid-ass ugly doors next September is better than you luring some “big-name” coach to step into this circus. You don’t think some coach with ½ a brain isn’t going to balk at a school that fired NOT ONLY a 9-3 coach (who went to a National Title game 2 years earlier)..but now...they're about to whack a guy who won the North Division just a year before as well?
For the last time…let this sink in good and deep through that dusty John Deere mesh hat of yours: YOU WILL NEVER ever be as good as you were in the 90’s. Get it out of your head. And while you’re at it, tell Broderick Thomas, Vashon Jackson, Joel Mackavicka and any other dumbass former Husker that those days are long gone as well, and they should concentrate on their own jobs selling insurance. Scholarship limits, the end of prop 48 and steroid tests have done more damage to your program than 1000 Steve Pedersons. The sooner you figure that out, the better off you’ll be.
As I stated before…Steve Pederson had to go, and the GRF™ should be right behind him. But make no mistake…you pushed the plunger on your program long long ago. For you see, the problem does not lie in Steve Pederson, the GRF™, Tom Osborne or anybody else. The problem lies in you. For fans that claim to be so smart, you people sure don’t have any perspective on anything.
Time have changed. Traditional college football…like it or not, is long long gone. Need proof? South Florida is #2 in the BCS standings this week. Not Miami. Not Florida State. Not Florida. South Fucking Florida.
The days of 800 9-win seasons in a row….68-0 wins over 5 different Big 8 schools and 150 walk-ons are long long gone. The sooner you, your fellow fans and the hundreds of former players (who apparently don’t have jobs) figure that out..the better off you’ll be.
You’ll find a new AD. You’ll love him and claim you’re back in the saddle again. You’ll fire Callahan. You’ll hire somebody else. He’ll be the greatest thing since sliced bread, and we’ll be right back here in four years, talking about how I was right all over again. And as you fire up your scathing reply…step back and realize that everything I said earlier came true. I’m not saying you shouldn’t celebrate the demise of Steve Pederson….but you might want to hold off on that ticker tape parade.
Your future is way way too murky for that right now anyway. (Not that you'll be able to see it)
Congratulations anyway. I'm thrilled for you.