Oldhen wrote:jd of de wrote:EZ knows full well his UD legacy and future career here or any place else is tied to this hire. He knows this is the one hire he can't get wrong. And I have no reason to not believe he conducted 12 interviews and that he hired the person he felt most comfortable with. To believe this cronyism stuff you have to also believe EZ is insulated from firing if the football program does not turn around.
The hire is made and Coach Brock is leading my Blues Hens now. I for one refuse to prejudge what he will do here based on one year in his career or discount his previous work because he had a future NFL QB (apply that litmus test to KC and see what you get). He is the Blue Hens coach and I for one will review the work he does here and here only now.
And I trust EZ now and judge him largely on this hire. He is a smart man and he knows I and other fans will do just that; judge him on this hire. To think he did not hire the person he felt most comfortable with doing the job here and instead just hired an old buddy doesn't past the smell test.
edit: And John Garrett; at $250k-$300k a year he would not have been here long enough to buy a house.
Agree completely, but this will not convince the bitter and biased. I think there is an element of UD fans that supported Keeler, feel he was treated unfairly, see a conspiracy (no matter how whack), and will NEVER let it go. They simply can't concieve that UD's on-the-field shortcomings paired with his managerial style and the erosion of the fanbase could possibly justify his firing. I fully believe Keeler was as good as his QB, but never built a football program. Despite his achievements, it was time to re-build a program. Unfortunately, this whole episode has the potential to polarize UD FB fans in perpetuity. I can easily see Keeler supporters becoming chronic naysayers for whom no subsequent coach/team will ever measure up.
And THAT will be Keeler's legacy...sad to say.
WOW - Like you were from day 1 of the "Keeler administration"? #TFF