Why is it when things go well, media seems to push our coaches to look for a new job? Or follow the money and work under a ton more pressure?
When media suggests it would be a good idea for an Arizona coach to leave Tucson, it’s like biting off the hand that feeds you, isn’t it? According to Michael Lev, and despite media propositions, Arizona Baseball Head Coach Jay Johnson says he is happy in Tucson.
Social media suggestions regarding coaching changes have hit head Arizona Football Coach Rich Rodriguez a bunch in the offseason. He is on the hot seat according to the media, and it has fueled the fans to get out their social media pitchforks. Rodriguez feels the heat, you know he does, but he is doing his best to stay positive for the team who is working hard to redeem themselves.
More from Zona Zealots
- Arizona Football begins Conference play against Stanford
- Arizona Football starts slow but runs away from UTEP
- How Wildcats Fans Can Claim $200 INSTANT Bonus at BetMGM Betting $10 Right Now
- Costly Mistakes doom Arizona Football in loss to Mississippi State
- Arizona Basketball likely to schedule Florida Atlantic for 2023
When I asked Coach Rod about how he felt the media could improve next season, he gave some great advice! Focus on Tucson! Make sure every recruit and fan know how fantastic Tucson is, how great Wildcats fans are.
Instead of a constant barrage of how horrible the fans are or how the students don’t care, media could write more about how great Tucson is and why things should be good. There is a lack of talk about what fans have to be thankful for, what they should cheer for, or how the fans could improve the situation for the football program.
Aren’t we all in this together?
If the football team or any other Arizona sport is doing well, then we all have so much to write about, it would be endless.
On to Baseball. Arizona Baseball team is continuing their winning ways this season and they look like the have a chance to make it back to the College World Series and win it this year.
So what do we read about? How great it is that Jay chose Arizona in the first place and how he should stay? That it is wonderful that he and his Wildcats are doing so well, getting along and how it is a perfect fit? Nope! We get tweets about how Greg Byrne should steal Jay Johnson from Arizona to coach at Alabama. Byrne just fired his Roll Tide baseball coach Jeff Goff after one losing season. What the ****?
Really? That’s brutal! I guess when you are paid the big bucks, then….
Can we just enjoy what we have here? Money isn’t everything and let’s not distract coach Johnson from being stellar, from taking our Cats on another historic postseason run.
I know it is part of college sports, the fact that other schools have more money, [cough, cough] Nebraska, to offer coaches, but can we wait at least three years before we start showing our great coaches the door?
Have a bad year? It’s over. Have a good year? He’s leaving.
Sorry this just rubbed me an entirely wrong way, yes there are slow news days, but there is plenty to write about without trying to entice our coaches to look for jobs.
Please, no distractions! The baseball team is on a mission right now!
We thought Michael Lev got that thought squashed like a bug on a windshield, but we guessed wrong.
Also, hands off of Sean Miller, please! Some other coach vacates their position for whatever reason, do not tweet about why he should leave. Right now, there is not one reason to leave the great city of Tucson, the players that respect him and the wonderful fans who love him so much.
I think I wrote this whole post in less than 10 minutes. Well look to Zona Zealots for positive spins and doing all we can to bring out the bright spots in Arizona’s programs. You can call us homers, that’s fine, we still strive to be entertaining, give constructive criticism when warranted.
Just so there is no mistake in communication: Coach Johnson, please stay, we love you, the players love you, Dave Heeke probably adores you…stay…and ignore Greg Byrne if he comes calling.
I get it, it’s business, but it is not fun as a fan, not fun at all. Money is important, but in the end when we pass on, our headstones don’t include our salary.