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Old 10-04-2011, 06:05 AM
 
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Everyone knows the old refrain that we live in an instant gratification society.

More specifically with our CFB teams it seems that sometimes people want to can a coach after say 3 years.

Does anyone think sometimes they can go overboard?

It wasn't like that before, often times programs (save for a couple of giants) gave their coaches a lot more of a coushin.

Coach Mac at Syracuse, Vince Dooley at Georgia (took him a while to win that Natty), Bill McCartney at Colorado, Rich Brooks at Oregon.

We've had scholarship caps since the late 70s-80s and while that helps, I don't see how we expect teams to develop or coach's plans to materialize any faster. Naturally the press needs stuff to peddle and message boards are breeding grounds for rumors and discontent, but it seems like backseat driver syndrome is at an all time high these days.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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I think the major programs are getting higher and higher expectations.
This is probably due to the fact that college football is getting more popular (compare the TV coverage now to 10 years ago). You have ESPN, ESPNU, FSN, FSN-Southwest, Big 10 Network, LHN...etc.
College football has become a big money sport that can almost rival the NFL in terms of time on television dedicated to it.

The coaches are getting paid more as well. When a coach makes 4 - 5 million a year, and he gets some of the best recruits in the nation, it is only natural for the fans to have high expectations..
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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I know I understand that.

I get FSU, Tier 1 SEC, Michigan and Notre Dame people going crazy.

It's all the people outside of that top tier that I don't get.

Not every school is made equal you know.

Who do you root for anyways?
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Its a competitive sport. Most people support their team win or lose. Its about the fun of rivalry.But certainly there is a feeling in winning.Ask nayone who plays sports they will tell winning is only happenig when you know it the point in playing in a compatitive sport. Anone whp play not caring if they win isn't true to the very idea of competitive sports.Coach get paid well for results otherwsie we would be paying 40K a year.
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