Canzano: Mailbag deals with loyalty, greed, DeBoer-Fisch, Ducks, Beavers, Cougars
Your questions. My answers.
I don’t know about you, but the last few days have me thinking about college football. It’s my favorite sport to watch. But the offseason has left me feeling a little flat for fans.
Do you know where your head football coach is?
Can you trust the guy?
Nick Saban retires. Kalen DeBoer trades Washington for Alabama. Then, Jedd Fisch ditches Arizona for UW. Meanwhile, Oregon’s Dan Lanning gets a standing ovation at a Ducks basketball game… because he plans to honor his contract?
Fisch and DeBoer are bums, because they chased more money and better brands? Or are they just realists, who knew when to move on? And what should we do with Mike Norvell at Florida State and Steve Sarkisian at Texas? Both used the Alabama opening to squeeze more money and years out of their schools.
Ambition isn’t new. Coaches have always had it. But the money involved has changed the equation. The words “loyalty” and “family” don’t appear to mean what they used to mean. Not to coaches, anyway.
I received a variety of great questions for this week’s mailbag. It’s evident your mind is on college football, coaches, greed, karma, the Pac-2, the Big Ten, the Trail Blazers, Seahawks, George Kliavkoff, good movies, and the saga of non-revenue generating sports.
Thanks to all who submitted questions.
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Onto the Monday Mailbag…