Originally Posted by BerlinerBaer
jeez louise... JT is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't
With me that's pretty much true. I lost a lot of faith in JT back in 2007 when he kept sending out Longshore. I know enough about football to see that Longshore was hurt and msotly ineffective since he could not properly set his feet to throw, but JT used the BS claim that "Longshore gives us the best chance to win." I'll be honest, there are times when you have to accept a loss and play a healthy player, especially since Longshore's ineffectiveness contributed to the losses against UCLA and 'Zona that year.
Then in 2008 he decided to platoon his QBs and in doing so managed to make both Riley and Longshore into headcases.
He kept Gregory and Alamar around for too long.
And he still has Daft as an assistant despite the fact that the man is not very good.
I see all of that before I get into his play calling and the fact that Cal hasn't managed to get up for an away Pac-10 game in 3 years it seems.
Could he win me back? Not really. About the only thing that would convince me that JT is even an average coach would be for him to get the team to play hard every game and a major change to the offense. Everything I see about the man convinces me that he doesn't have the personality to do that, and after hearing his recent "coachspeak" pronouncements I doubt his insight into coachiing in general.