Before we get to all the blather, first and foremost, a big thank you and shout out to Ole Bill.
Without question, the guy put his heart and soul into the program. Moreover, when you think about how he handled his wife's illness during a gut-wrenching 4-7 campain (that was ssssssooo close to a 9-2 season), and you have to tip your hat to the man. He really is a class act.
But today was about standing up and saying that 11-23 (or whatever it was in the conference over the past four years) was not acceptable--especially coming off three consecutive 10 win seasons. And so, in that way, you can say that WSU can no longer be considered a doormat program.
From the continuous academic casualties, to the lack of recruiting, to the fall of the D (before he took it back), to the relentless defense of the Big Apple, Doba put loyalty before Ws. And that is why he lost his job. In this case, the nice guy finished last.
What IS surprising is the apperant news that ALL of the Assistants are gone. WOW!
And because of that, you can expect that the announcement of a new Head Coach will be days away (not weeks). NO ONE cleans house completely unless someone else is coming in right quick. They have someone in mind, no doubt about it.
So, give us your comments and thoughts, but here's mine:
We've come full circle.