November 30th, 2010 11:20 AM║ Posted By: MrSEC.com ║ Permalink
Tags: New Pete, New Pete Boone, Old Pete, Ole Miss
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The old Pete Boone needed a plan for how David Cutcliffe was going to improve the team. The new Pete Boone offers nothing more than a sounding board and a fan’s perspective (per Parrish Alford’s twitter). The old Boone put David Cutcliffe on the street in the middle of his contract for going 4-7 one year removed from a 10-win season and a Cotton Bowl victory. New Pete gave Houston Nutt a contract extension to 2014 after finishing 4-8 and getting beaten like a witch in Salem all season long. Old Pete wanted Cutcliffe to dismiss his assistants. The New Pete Boone “would never do that.”
New Pete’s probably right to hold onto Nutt another year. He’s also probably right to defer to Nutt’s judgment on how to handle his assistant coaches. But I couldn’t help but long for Old Pete yesterday. Then again, Old Pete would have us getting turned down by every big name coach from California to Florida by right about now.
But Old Pete gave me a quick high in 2004 and 2007.
Yesterday, I wanted Old Pete. I wanted a double mac and the biggest order of greasy fries I could get. But instead I met New Pete. New Pete fed me plain green beans and broccoli, and I really don’t like either without cheese whiz.
But after a couple days of waling and gnashing my teeth over the humiliation that was being an Ole Miss fan is in 2010, I’m over my need for the quick hit. Let’s stick with the guy who has a track record of taking teams to bowl games and actually knows how to make the drive to Atlanta (I assume he remembers…there are very few turns). He’s probably not nearly as big an idiot as I often think he is.
Heck, I don’t even care if Nutt doesn’t fire an assistant coach. Less than a year ago, I thought Tyrone Nix was awesome. How did he go from awesome to terrible? He didn’t. He was trying to run schemes that were successful with NFL talent in years prior with freshmen and non-NFL caliber talent this year. Losing defensive backs to the NFL hurt in a big way and I guess no one knows it more than Nix right now.
The question Nutt has to be asking himself right now: “Was it too much to ask to stop the screen pass?”
Now that I’m sober (minded…sober minded) I can see that this is going to be a tough call for Nutt.
I’m eating salad with fat free dressing for lunch.
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