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Three Simple Words

September 23, 2019
“Winning Breeds Winning” – John Wooden 

While we can have fun with the hashtag #BoboBall, it has become obvious that in the end #BoboBall is losing football, not winning football. The more the losses pile up, the more we can expect future losses to pile up. Because if winning breeds winning, there can be no doubt that losing breeds losing. 

It has become obvious that Mike Bobo is not going to displace Boise State and lead CSU to Mountain West Championships. He was given the chance with a brand new contract two years ago to make changes to his program and the results have gotten even worse. Too many shoulda, coulda, woulda’s and not enough wins. 

Remember Utah back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s under Ron McBride? They were regularly a .500 team that seemed to be underachieving. Decent talent not not a winning culture. Their AD went out and hired a new up-and-comer named Urban Meyer and he immediately turned Utah onto a Top 20 program. He left after two years but the culture and an assistant named Kyle Whittingham has sustained Utah for nearly 20 years. 

It is incumbent on Joe Parker to begin the process of identifying a new coach and to replace Mike Bobo at the end of the season. The rest of the Athletic Department is relatively healthy with programs winning conference championships. If he chooses to do nothing, then he becomes part of the problem, not the solution, and it will be time for President McConnell to begin the search for a new Athletic Director. 

The infrastructure for football success is present at CSU. The culture is not. Strong leadership from both the President and the Athletic Director is required. Today. Not tomorrow. 

Winning breeds winning. 

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jon Baller permalink
    September 23, 2019 11:57 pm

    Just a well written, professional blog. Facts followed by the solution. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. They are dead on.

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