Bumped from FanPosts
Today's column in the CJ by Eric Crawford is what those of us who have been in the column-writing business call a "throw-away." You don't have a lot to say about anything in particular, so you recycle some ideas about the U of L fan base and the football program, write enough to get them to hang together until readers can get to the end of the piece. That's where you put something trite to tie it all up — in this case one of those God-awful attempts at new lyrics to a familiar song.
What the column ignores, in fact, what every column about the abysmal season has ignored so far, is Kragthorpe's leadership role in all of this. HE is the guy responsible for the last two seasons. Not the fan base. Not Bobby Petrino, regardless of the innuendo that spews from both Jurich and Kragthorpe. Regardless of the "lack of depth" that the coach keeps talking, or the lack of talent.
One person has responsibility for the utter destruction of the program and that's the guy Jurich hired to lead it. Crawford, as much as I appreciate him, is wrong. It's not time for a truce between fans and football leadership. No one should sign a truce when the results of that "sue for peace" moment will be one-sided. What's needed is the opposite — more noise. More discontentment. More expressions of unhappiness from the people who pay for the luxury boxes, or once did. A truce does no good at this point because it says to Jurich and Kragthorpe, okay, you won, do whatever you're going to do. That may happen anyway because Jurich says he's not going to fire his boy. But fans don't have to like it. And they ought to make themselves heard.
We don't need anyone to tell us "shut up and take your medicine and maybe things will get better."