Thursday, September 27, 2007

Quick note on the transfers

With the announcement this week that Chris Stewart and Konrad Reuland are leaving the team, many people around Irish nation are wondering about the state of the program.

I'm not worried. I have no inside knowledge, but I have an idea I'd like to float about the recent transfers...

Here's a quote from Coach Weis' recent press conference:

[W]hen you look in guys' -- look in some of their faces and you see them to the point where -- not losing it but like where it's that important to them, where you look in their face and it's that important to them, that's when you know they're the type of players you want playing on your team. And sometimes it's one guy, sometimes it was two guys, but there was a bunch of them yesterday that looked like that. That is a very, very strong positive when it's that important to that many people. ... I think that's a really important part of my job is to see for guys that you think are going to throw in the towel. I think that's an important part of our job. As I said to them in the locker room after the game, I said, "fellows, you're either all in or all out, it's one or the other. The boat is going to sail with or without you. It's okay if you want to be out, but you're either all in or all out." And I'd say for the majority of the people, the majority of the people were all in.

I'd like to reiterate that this is rampant speculation, the kind of dodgy internet speculation that makes people hate amateur internet blogs.

But, maybe, just maybe, these guys weren't all in. And THAT'S why they're leaving.

And guess what? This ship is going to sail without them.

'Cause I'm all in.

Go Irish. Beat the Boilermakers.


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Neil.


Wacko said...

Thanks, Raph. It feels good to get that monkey off my back.