Posted by Lone Cat Fan on November 24, 19 at 09:09:31:
In Reply to: Hey Cat, where have you been? posted by Big Ron on November 24, 19 at 08:24:18:
Like a lot of my brethren I've been curled up in a fetal position in the bottom of the closet slowly rocking until basketball season started.
Agree about the rivalry. The 2014 was the last time we really had something on the line besides simple bowl eligibility, right? That's far too long.
As for the state of the Wildcat program, it's several things: RR was a system guy and so is Mazzone. The system needs different players (Tate vs Gunnell as an example); RR was let go really late and that affected hiring assistant coaches so we kept Yates and Mazzone was still available from Sumlin's A&M staff; we're missing 4 starters on the Oline; the Dline coach allegedly punched the Interim LB coach so he was fired; the buyout price for Sumlin is too much given the RR payoff so no changes there; and the AD just got an extension. On the last part, Heeke wanted to hire the Coach from Navy which I believe would have been worse than what we have now.
So basically, it's a dumpster fire unless... Sumlin's strategy of carpet bombing JC's with offers to OL and DL pays off; if Cecil stays and can build on the modest improvements in the defense (yes there have actually been some) and they can replace Mazzone with a competent play caller.
Sorry for writing a novel, but I assume many of you dear readers will enjoy our anguish.
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