New Lehigh coach - Tom Gilmore Oct 11, 2021 15:48:11 GMT -5
Post by sader1970 on Oct 11, 2021 15:48:11 GMT -5
Feel free to PM me if there are personal reasons why your position is so strong against Tom Gilmore but prefer not to post publicly.
Facts: we fired him mideseason. True. That's a fact. He has yet to score a touchdown this season in his PL reboot. True but also true of every football coach in America. How many touchdowns has Chesney scored this year or in his entire coaching career? Zero. Coaches don't score. The players do. It's up to the coaches, head coaches and assistants to come up with a game plan. It's up to the players to execute. Not sure how much you've watched Lehigh. I watched most of the game vs Penn. It wasn't the offensive game plan that prevented them from scoring a TD, it was lack of execution. And, as I posted previously, the MountainHawks have fewer players and very inexperienced. Their QB missed open receivers. Why are you so vigorously defending him? I think I already posted and many here know me and know that I was among the first alums to have ever met Tom when he came to Holy Cross. I like him. I like his values. I know that he loved and still loves Holy Cross. He was our coach for many years and believe he has the 2nd most career coaching wins in football at Holy Cross. He is a good guy. That said, I recognize that some players (definitely not all) had and might still have a hard time with his coaching style. Did you get cut from the team? Are you the parent of a player who got cut? What's your beef? I just explained my reasons. Because you got gladhanded at an alumni event? That's rich! I don't have time but many posters here have already heard of my very first meeting with Tom. It was hardly "gladhanding." The players at HC did not like playing for him. I can assure you that unrest was his undoing. Again, you may think you can, but even if you were a player, you are NOT in a position to make a blanket statement. I know a number of former players who unsolicitedly told me that they learned so much from Tom Gilmore both on and off the field and respected him. They may not have "enjoyed" playing for him but they valued the experience. It appears the players at LU don’t enjoy playing for him either. That may be true but neither you nor I know that. Also, I'll defer to others whether every successful coach is a "joy" to play for. Bobby Knight comes to mind. Please admit that the players would enjoy playing for him a lot more if they were 6-0 rather than 0-6. The litmus test suggests it was TG, not HC that had the problem. Keep waiving your pom poms for a rival head coach though. Not sure when or if you are an HC grad. I've been associated with Holy Cross for 73 years and along with 10 relatives and 3 generations of Crusader alums. Don't dare imply my loyalties stray from Holy Cross. There is nothing wrong with wishing a good man success as long as it doesn't come at the expense of Holy Cross.