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Here's my rant, and although I'm not a "quitter" as josh would call it, I need to make myself useful elsewhere today.
This is not pointed at any one in particular...just a summation.
Anyone who honestly thought Bo was going to fire his Associate Head Coach to make room Vince Marrow was delusional. That's about as simply as it can be put. No matter what your logic, the odds of Cotton being dumped to make room for a GA were about a 1000-1. To "raise questions" about why this didn't happen is to completely ignore the obvious. This is not the way Barney is going out.
Accordingly, Cotton is not going to be replaced now on the full time staff by an intern (Stai), who to this point has been limited in his coaching input. As a former player here, Stai will be given a clear shot, and for all we know, is targeted to stay on when Cotton departs. But that is not happening 2/12/2013, it's down the road. I do think it may be part of the plan. It allows time for Stai to develop his coaching skills and sets up Cotton's move into the AD later on. Cotton exits to another role, Stai steps in to take his place on the staff. Speculation, of course.
I think Bo has seen the light. He recognizes the need to make a move concerning Cotton, and apparently, the wheels are in motion. It's not going to happen fast enough to appease Cotton's detractors, but those people will eventually get their wish. The fact that after 5 years they still don't understand what qualities Bo holds dear and how they apply to this situation is what's funny. They want Bo to ruthlessly do what he has to to build this program up without any regard for staff loyalty and esprit de corps. I guarantee you this is on Bo's mind
Cotton's detractors may love Husker football, but they apparently don't know Bo, and aren't trying too hard to do so. If they did they would have a lot fewer questions about how things like this transpire.
This post was edited by TheUnknownFan on 2/12/2013 at 12:19 PM
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