Wednesday, January 03, 2007
He took the weasel way out
Nick decided to tell his assistant coaches that he was leaving by conference call. He called the Dolphins facility and said "see ya, suckers" over the speakerphone, and then (reportedly) headed to the airport to catch a private jet to Tuscaloosa.
So, he didn't show any cajones by going in front of the people who worked for him to tell them he was leaving.
And it did not escape me that H Wayne said he went to Nick's house to ask for his decision. That is, Nick also weaseled out of going to see the man he worked for.
And how about those who ultimately paid his salary? That is, the fans. He simply slinked out of town without so much as a word. That's the wuss way out.
I was his supporter, and believed that he had the team headed in the right direction. I, of course, have had a change of heart. I don't wish him ill or anything, but the man clearly was misleading everyone, had no integrity, and simply was wrong in his approach.
I have to add that his integrity should be his hallmark at the collegiate level. He'll be standing in high school kid's living rooms, and trying to explain himself and why they should come to Alabama. His rivals in the SEC will plant seeds in the minds of these same kids; things like "you know, he lies to his players, and tells you what you want to hear. And there's no guarantee he'll be around when the season starts. Remember what he did in LSU and then with the Dolphins?"