Full disclosure, I’m a graduate of the Cheasapeake University of Naval Technology, also known as Annapolis or the United States Naval Academy, so I fully admit that I am biased here, but take a look at this bullshite. P.J. Fleck, the coach at Western Michigan, darling of ESPN’s Sportscenter and of “Row the Boat” fame managed to squeak out a victory against that football powerhouse Ohio University, the Bobcats, not the Buckeyes, 29-23. In so doing, he thought his team made a case to go to the Cotton Bowl. Let’s roll the tape.
I guess that’s not terrible, obnoxious and arrogant sure, but his team is undefeated and a coach is supposed to advocate for his team right? And there is a lot of money at stake. A Cotton Bowl check is much larger than any of the other bowls that the Broncos could end up in. So, I know what you are asking, “SeaDick, what’s your beef here?” Well, I’ll tell you. What you didn’t see in that clip is Coach Fleck’s response after the game when asked, after again advocating for his team to go to the Cotton Bowl, whether he would commit to coaching his team in the Cotton Bowl rather than accepting a job at a new school. I’m sure you will be shocked to hear that he would not give such a commitment.