I've been thinking a lot lately about how we got into such a mess. Now, I'll admit that we have some components that we could use to become first rate again, but they are being overwhelmed by a complete cluster-you-know-what by the administration.
I have sent Randy Spetman a few emails. Always polite, always trying to frame things constructively. The problem is that I don't have any leverage. I'm not a booster. I gave up my season tickets when I moved away from Tallahassee and could no longer make the trips on regular basis. At this point, it seems like a silly thing to spend my money on anyway. If UF fans can buy tickets from our fans, I should always be able to find a ticket .
That being said, the big money guys have got to start throwing their weight around. This would not be happening at a middle tier SEC school. Even if the boosters were drinking whatever koolaid Bobby was passing out, they would be on Spetman to treat Coach Trickett with some respect. I don't know if it comes from Spetman being a retired Colonel but it strikes me as some type of vanity. He doesn't want to be seen as giving concessions to anyone, he doesn't want to look weak.
I understand that Bobby has quite a way with the boosters, but in the end, results should be what matter when you are investing the type of money these guys give. I guess my question is, how do you get the big boosters out of the echo chamber and start getting some pressure applied to institute some changes?
It shouldn't surprise me since it took them forever to make Bobby face up to the nepotism issues. I guess a lot of them still think of Chuck and Micky as they were in the good ol' days.