I am not one that gets sentimental about much. You know? In football especially. You either win, or you don’t. Ron Zook was something like 34-51 over 7 years. He did bring us the glorious Rose Bowl season where we got housed in the Big Game by what was proven later to be an illegitmate and illegally fielded team. And I will never forget when we went to #1 Ohio State and beat their asses, culminating in the last drive that ate up the last half of the fourth quarter.
But. Outside of that, not so much. Looks like we may get passed by this year for a bowl, and every other year we had a losing record. So, in the words of Jules Winfield of Pulp Fiction “what’s a nigga gonna do”. Our new AD really had no choice but to shit can the Zooker. It was what it was.
Our new AD is from Cincy and knows how to win. Cincy had represented the Big East in the BCS two years now and maybe will this year as well. Frankly, it is my personal opinion that we will never be an influence until and unless we are “all in”. In other words we need the alums, the staff, the state, everyone 100% behind this program at all times. We just aren’t there yet. Wisco is there. The SEC is there. We aren’t.
I don’t blame Zook, I really don’t. He is a good coach. He is a good man that ran a good program (coaching errors this year notwithstanding) and kept us off of probation. Most of all, he gave this super classy presser when he left. Thanks Coach Zook, too bad that 4 people will read this, and I hope you succeed at your next endeavor.