So, two coaches that I have been fond of have been fired for what I think are similar reasons. One just happened, John Cooper from Ohio State. The other was some years ago, when George Seifert was fired from the San Francisco 49ers. Yeah, I know, Seifert quit, he wasn’t fired, but anyone who knows the background story knows he was pretty much pushed out.
Anyway, Seifert was fired because he could not beat the Green Bay Packers, and John Cooper was fired because he could not beat Michigan. Of course, these are just superficial reasons; they point to a bigger problem, that being they couldn’t make their teams rise to a challenge, and it happened to be that Michigan and Green Bay happened to be those challenges year after year.
At any rate, Ohio State wants to talk to Tyrone Willingham. Whoa. We’ll see what happens.