Friday, November 24, 2006

Thank You Larry

While this year has been a complete disaster, Larry Coker does deserve credit as being one of the good guys in college football. Coker reign as leader of the Hurricanes came to end Friday, but his legacy will live on for years to come at the school. Most people will say that Coker won the 2002 Rose Bowl with Butch Davis players, while that may be the case, the NFL is littered with players that played for team and were groomed by Coker, who served as offensive coordinator under Davis. Andre Johnson, Sean Taylor, Jeremy Shockley, DJ Williams, and that are just the start. For those who said he was a bad coach, I give you last year’s game at Virginia Tech. At the time Tech was ranked in the top five and had dreams of playing for his national championship, but that all ended by 10:3o that night, when Coker's Canes went in there and kicked them all over Blacksburg.

Watching Coker this year has been painful at times. He is a good man that brought class to the program and he should be remembered for that. Who ever it is that replaces Coker will have a lot to live up to.

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