Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Stay Don't Go:Thanks Coaches! Now Don't Go Anywhere!

(Update: I don't know how in the world I missed this perfect tie in with Spoon! At any rate, some lyrics to ponder.)

AT TIMES YOU FIND THAT THE TRUTH IS THE BEST WAY OUT
SOMETIMES TELLING THE TRUTH IS THE BEST WAY OUT
AND IT’S THE WRONG WORDS THAT MAKE YOU PRICK UP YOUR EARS
WHEN LATER ALONE

CONFESSION IS STAY DON’T GO
OOH IT IS
OOH NOW STAY DON’T GO


Eric Crawford from the Courier-Journal has a nice piece on Coach Rod and Coach Petrino from yesterday titled, "Thank Petrino, Rodriguez for the attention." While Louisville has been winning and gaining respect around the country a little bit longer than West Virginia, both sets of fans could not have imagined that their teams would be front and center for one of the biggest games in Big East history.

Remember the collision course that the old coach with the pipe kept talking about years ago, Cardinals fans? Beat West Virginia, and you might want to start making sure your airbags are in working order.

For both programs, the idea of playing in the title game just went from fond hope to real possibility.

"The winner of that game has the inside track to the championship game," Fox analyst Barry Alvarez said. "Provided they go unbeaten."


While this isn't Paterno and Bowden just yet, the two coaches have gained a great deal of respect around the country. Teams have flocked to Morgantown since last years Sugar Bowl to get any tips from Rodriguez. Ohio State, Florida, and the Atlanta Falcons have all picked Rodriguez's brain over the last year or two for some insight into the Spread offense. I would imagine the same to be true for Coach Petrino. I know he has had offers from the Pro's. The idea that we could have these two coaches squaring off for many years to come is an unquestioned advantage for the Big East.

I'll go this far: These two will be among the next generation of great coaches if they stay in the college game -- perhaps at the head of that class. How they fare against each other is something people could be tracking for a long time.

Now that's something to look forward to. Just don't go anywhere guys, n'kay?

2 comments:

Butch said...

Hey John,

Did you see this?

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Johnny said...

Yes I did. Very cool of Kevin!