by Tom Stosberg
Itâ€™s going to be difficult the next few days for some of us as we recover from PCW syndrome (see above). We had high hopes that Tom Jurich was going to pull off the stunt of the century – hiring Jon â€œChuckieâ€ Gruden.
But now it doesnâ€™t look like itâ€™s going to happen. And some of us are having a little letdown. So now our spouses and friends are patting us on the heads, consoling us, telling us that it will still be okay. Weâ€™ll still get a good coach.
I guess itâ€™s going to be alright but when you have your hopes set on getting someone who would literally blow the lid off college football â€¦ a guy who would have ESPN and every blog in the stratosphere sizzling â€¦ a bigger-than-life personality who would instantly ignite the fan base, reinvigorate recruiting and send season ticket sales soaring, itâ€™s difficult to come back to reality.
After all, thereâ€™s nothing to indicate that TJ would even consider the possibility of hiring that particular Gruden brother, much less waste any time trying. While TJ is a visionary, heâ€™s not reckless.
So I guess it was just a pipe dream, having Chuckie here for a couple of years with brother Jay as offensive coordinator waiting in the wings. And when Jay became head coach, Jeff Brohm taking over as OC. Weâ€™d have genuine Cardinal blood running through the system. You know, the tradition and heritage thing like the mega programs have.
So my wife advised itâ€™s time to give up the notion and not to be sad about it. â€œWeâ€™ll still get a good coachâ€, she said. â€œItâ€™ll be okay.â€ So I guess Iâ€™m back down to earth now.
But do you thinkâ€¦.?