I am sitting at my desk at home and listening to Groz with Gas on KJR. The duo was just discussing today’s news that UW defensive coordinator Kent Baer and tight ends/special teams coach Bob Simmons were let go.
Groz and Gas are both speaking matter-of-factly that these firings were no surprise and understandable because they were based on “poor performance.” It’s true, in light of spotty special teams play and the nation’s 104th-ranked defense, that the performances by Baer and Simmons were sub-par.
But why in recent weeks were Groz and Gas so vociferous in their defense of Tyrone Willingham, when the Husky head man was coming under fire? Groz in particular held fans in contempt who believed that Willingham was failing. Why would Groz and Gas believe that Willingham didn’t deserve to be judged on poor performance because he needed more time, and yet not apply this argument to the two departed assistants?
Nevertheless, these situations are never pleasant, so let’s wish Baer and Simmons well and move on.
In these dark days of winter, everything that the Husky Nation does should be geared toward beating Oregon in Autzen Stadium on August 30, 2008.