Saturday, December 30, 2006
The Fine Art of Lying
Should Tom Coughlin be fired as coach of the New York Giants and Crewcut Charlie Weis ends up as Giants coach, Weis will have been proved a liar. Crewcut repeatedly has said he is not leaving Notre Dame, but as John Branch of the New York Times pointed out, because Weis is a football coach, such denials have lost their meaning. Three recent examples: Boston College's Tom O'Brien released a statement saying he was "not a candidate for any job." Days later he was named coach at North Carolina State. Dennis Erickson saying the only reason he would leave Idaho would be to retire. He was recently named coach at Arizona State. Rich Rodriguez, angry over reports he was headed to Alabama, called a radio show to say he planned to spend his career at West Virginia. Days later he considered Alabama's offer before turning it down. Denying interest in a job and then accepting it has become has become routine in coaching circles. Is Weis a man of his word? Consider that Crewcut was one of four finalists for the Giants job three years ago, and during his interview with the team, Weis reportedly called the Giants his dream job.
Posted by dawizofodds at 10:52 AM