October 19, 2013

Rah-Rah London

To be fair and to not just make Wahooze your "FIRE LONDON" propoganda headquarters, here's a well-written piece from WINA's Jay James.



It'll help you summon patience if you have any left hidden deep down to summon.  For those of us who are completely out of patience, the article will serve as an annoyance --- we need all UVA fans (and big money donors) united in our wish to fire London, fire Oliver, and get started on building Virginia Football toward sustainable success and (*snicker*) uncompromised excellence.  Any more time spent wishing and waiting for Mike London to turn this around is time wasted when we could be scouring the planet for the right coach to lead UVA football.  Like I've said before, my biggest fear is that patience wins out and we end up pissing away the 2014 season by continuing to wish and wait, instead of making a bold move, making a brave change, announcing to the world that it's not okay with us when we lose five out of six against Duke and when we score three points after having three weeks to prepare for a game and when we get boat-raced by three touchdowns on our home field against a team from the MAC.

Everybody knows Mike London is a great dude who is perfect for the University and is bringing great kids to this place and cultivating them into great adults.  Go to class, show class, all that stuff.  But unfortunately, that is not enough.  At some point, there has to be wins on the football field.
I guess what I'm saying is that Jay James' article is a great piece for those of you who can find a moral victory in losing by only one point against Maryland with the Terps starting their backup quarterback.



Meanwhile... here in reality... if we don't beat Duke today, the most likely scenario is that we finish this season at 2-10.  That is not okay.

I don't want to say that this game against Duke is pivotal for Mike London, because in my opinion that pivot already occurred against Ball State.

Anyway, go Hoos, whatever, whatever.  A win is great, that's what we want.  But if a loss helps to expedite a change, is a loss all bad?  It's an existential debate.

PS - Feed the Squirrel.

10 comments:

  1. Any fan willing to accept a loss to further his own coaching staff agenda is no fan at all.

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    1. Yep, you're right, I'm not a fan at all. But what if I'm convinced a loss today might mean 10, 20, 50 more wins down the road? It's not always so simple as the game in front you, my dude.

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    2. Also, isn't any fan willing to keep London around, by definition, "accepting losses?" Honest question.

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    4. Sorry for posting anon earlier. And I understand your point, I guess that is where we differ. I still believe that given time, TOB and the new assistants can instill some marine style discipline in this team. And that is the main thing keeping us from success. I think that London can get this team to wins and sustained success sooner than bringing in a whole new crew would.

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    5. Great Article. Very valid points. Patience is what's needed with this young team. If the program turns around under Coach London you will all eat crow...Actually, when it does happen you should each writer a personal letter of apology to the Coach.

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    6. If the program doesn't turn around under London, do we each get a letter of apology from you?

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  2. So, honestly, what were your expectations heading into this season? A season that followed a 4-8 campaign with essentially brand new systems on Offense, Defense, and Special Teams, and with an inexperienced QB.

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    1. To me, it's the way they're losing that's indicative of poor coaching. Not to mention the fact that 2-10 in any season is completely unacceptable.

      But the boneheaded mistakes, drops, penalties, the fact that the team completely unravels at the first sign of adversity. It all points to terrible coaching.

      There's talent on the team, but any reasonable expectation should have been better than what we've seen through 6 games.

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    2. Something remotely resembling competency. That was - and should always be - the expectation.

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