Originally Posted by Hobock
I enjoy you much more when you and your negative comments stay on TOS. Thanks for sharing. You should post less. Have you considered a career in motivational speaking?
Would you believe I am an optimist except in recent UT baseball history.
I actually thought (until Wyoming) that Fulmer deserved an extra year. Same with Buzz.
I am a long suffering White Sox fan since the late 70s.
I believe that people are inherently good and become evil.
I think Tennessee will somehow find defensive tackles next season. I think Tennessee will find some pointguard of the future.
I think there are some great players on this team
I think the modern major league player and pitcher is better than given credit by stuffed shirt baseball writers.
HOWEVER, I thought/knew the Todd Raleigh hire was bad from Day 1. I was actually mad.
In my job, I have to be an excellent judge of character. I know when someones dishonest, or earnest, or hard working, or unqualified pretty quickly.
Nothing Todd has done has disproven my initial thoughts. My interaction with coach, my discussion with former and current players and his media persona are scream negative.
He simply has a low success ceiling. He will have intermittent success with huge negative times. I don't think he is a smart baseball guy (which is odd for a former catcher) he is not a good leader, he is emotional more than tactical, and he does not accept criticism (or other opinions) well.
Rod Delmonico needed to be fired. His program was running amok, his recruiting too intermittent and his teams were feast or famine.
BUT, we hired the only coach that Rod was beating consistently.
Why get rid of Rod if we ended up with Todd.
I should put that on a business card. I like that.