- Apr 18, 2004
I don't know why it would be so hard to deal with the alums and some members of media. Just feed them an earful of the b******* they want to hear and then focus on the task at hand which is coaching your team. Limit your time spent at booster functions and the media to a minimal yet acceptable level. Learn to like scotch and praise Devaney effusively. That should get you over the finish lineThe hope with Callahan was the roster. He had a ton of future NFL players on that roster and he would have brought in more. The problem as Tom noted was not the offense, It was the defense and the fact that Steve Pederson hired Callahan. Callahan is a very good coach, extremely organized and was a tremendous recruiter. He didn't deal well with football alums though or some of the media.