It’s been a rather busy couple of weeks around here, even without the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
#FSU coach Jimbo Fisher has put his Christmas tree outside his house to be picked up as garbage pic.twitter.com/N0pgrdL0bN— Wayne McGahee III (@WayneMcGaheeIII) December 1, 2017
Two weeks ago, I was at my son’s hockey practice, working on the CornNation report card from the Iowa game when suddenly the reports of meetings in Lincoln broke. We all knew what was going to happen; we just didn’t know when.
I gave Mike Riley a chance; I really did, though I didn’t think it was a good choice. But by October 2015, it was clearly obvious Shawn Eichorst had completely bungled that coaching search. There simply was no excuse for those losses to Illinois and Purdue. And when people tried to blame those on “talent”, I knew that that many people were simply choosing to believe whatever they wanted to believe, facts be damned. Kind of like our politics today, but I digress.
So I knew it was only a matter of time before Riley was out of Lincoln. The only thing that I got wrong was the timing; I thought he’d survive this season at 7-5.