I just read Donnie Webb's latest blog entry on Big East Media Day and thought I'd get a few final thoughts off my chest before practice officially begins.
1.) We kill Greg Robinson for his insane quotes, and rightly so, half the time he's talking nonsense. However, a situation like Big East media day is no win for him. It's not like he's going come out and say, geez we flat out suck. So he did what he could and what you'd expect him to do - he came out and said the team's goal was to win a bowl game. Good for him, I'd be really worried if he said anything else.
2.) I still don't feel sorry for him, because he put himself in that situation. Think about it, Pasqualoni won 16 games his last 3 years and had people calling for his head, in Greg's 3 years he's not even to half that number of wins (and it was still time for a change on P).
3.) I have no idea what the feeling is like in the locker room, but players aren't immune to bad press - and there's been a ton of it nationally. It either goes one of two ways, they band together with an us against the world mentality, or they get down early to Northwestern and the whole season goes to hell in a hurry. Here's hoping the Wildcats are asleep on August 30th.
4.) In the article linked above, Robinson said he expects the team to suddenly blossom. I really do hope that happens, but I also hope to win the lottery, I'm not counting on either happening.
5.) Donnie closes with this Robinson quote - "When I came here, I had my vision. That's what it is. That's all it is. I think it's coming to fruition in my own mind."
I am nothing more than a self proclaimed idiot writing this blog in my parents basement while wearing scooby do underroos and drinking grape soda - but for the life of me I have no idea what this vision could be. I'm hoping Greg proves me wrong - if he does, I'll buy him a case of root beer and say I'm sorry - but I haven't stocked up on A&W just yet.