- May 1, 2003
And what if they do turn things around? Then what was the point of it? Ridiculously claim that the firing had something to do with the turnaround? This all about satisfying people's bloodlust for somebody to put the blame on now and making it seem like you are doing something. Even most of Riley's harshest critics don't want to fire him now, so firing Eichorst is the next best thing.I'd say the odds are much greater that the team won't turn things around. Then you have to wait until January to hire an AD, which means firing the coach right before Signing Day, or keeping him around for one more lame-duck year. Either way the timing will not be ideal.