You never have to ask a person to come to work ready to go on payday. No inspirational speech is needed when Michigan is about to play Ohio State or Alabama is about to play Auburn or Texas is about to take on Oklahoma. The famous speeches we hear about are often for games when the opponent doesn’t bring much to the table.
In Shawshank Redemption, the exchange between Andy and Red about hope is very moving and full of perspective. Red remarks that hope is a dangerous thing. He says there is no room for hope in prison. Andy replies that prison is where hope is needed the most.
If you had Charlie Strong’s blank check, what would you do? Remember the movie Jurassic Park? The park proprietor, John Hammond, explained his investment in the park by ending every description with, “Spared no expense!”
Ultimately, the fans are right. My father used to always say, “You don’t have to be an apple to recognize one.” Mike Leach never played football. Lou Holtz played very little but none of note. Both are very accomplished coaches with Holtz obviously being a Hall of Fame coach.