Easy Arius, I don't want to get into any kind of an argument here.
I might have went off on you a little bit, Killer.
But I had had a few cocktails at that point, and if you don't want to argue, then maybe you could consider toning down your own rhetoric. Telling someone to "make sense", especially when they did, or that they are "ignorant" will generally get the cockles up.
Plus, a number of the local media "experts" have been on the same paqe as you.
"Richie is too nice."
"We need an offensively minded guy to replace Kent or we are dead".
"We need an ex QB or our young and old QBs won't develop".
It's all nonsense, and I'm getting tired of it already.
You just left your soft under belly exposed...
Look, just as many, possibly more defensive coaches become quality head coaches as the other way around.
Very few ex-QBs actually become head coaches, yet suddenly if the Riders hire anything but, we are finished?
Some media guys all but ran Danny Barret out of town. But wasn't he an "offensive expert" when we hired him?
And an ex-QB?
As for Hall being a nice guy like DB, that is a good thing, not a bad thing.
As a side note, when DB left the Riders, many pointed to his having to take a lowly OC job in college ball as proof that he really never was a good coach.
Now when Kent Austin takes the exact same position with another college team, it somehow vindicates what a terrific coach he is....weird, huh?
Back to hiring Richie.
I think Richie should have the inside track. Deservidly so.
But the last thing I want, is for ET to do zero due diligence like he did when he hired Kent.
Despite telling everyone that he interviewed several people, including Richie at the time, and that he had not made up his mind, the truth was, he never looked past Kent Austin. And he recently admitted that in an interview with the Leader Post.
Well that isn't the way to do things.
Frankly, ET and Kent Austin were extremely fortunate.
The situation was right for nearly anyone to step in and be successful.
Kent was the right guy at the right time.
But he is no messiah.
So this time, ET needs to leave no stone unturned as he examines who is the best guy.
But the only way anyone will ever know if Richie Hall can be a good head coach is to give him the job.