Oh, that magical feeling when your head coach is fired. That mystical, wondrous feeling like when Dorothy first steps out of her crashed Kansas farmhouse and into the magical land of Oz-- equal parts terror, relief, and "why is everything suddenly in perfect, crystal clear color?"
If you're a North Texas fan, you might remember where and when you were when Todd Dodge was fired.
Or not, because I don't, but I do know I was relieved and threw my hands up in the air and shouted "finally!" because that was a man who walked into The House That Darrell Dickey Built and proceeded to burn it to the ground.
Now Dan McCarney is gone, and good riddance.
We all talked ourselves into this when he was hired. Yes, there was the Heart of Dallas Bowl - which he essentially won when most of the players on his squad had in fact been recruited by Dodge. That proved nothing as it turned out.
We waited to see who you could recruit and which players and offensive schemes you believed in, for your football vision and it's fruition. And we get a 66-7 loss to Portland State, and a first-string QB who can't even complete half his passes. Um, okay.
There was a comment the other day where a reader said he knew McCarney to be a good man and a good coach. Well, he was half right.