What is my recipe for success? Um. Ah. Hey, Mr. Rooney, pull my finger.
It is purely a question of science: much like water will find its level, Gailey will find five losses. Of course, a five loss NFL season will get you into the playoffs.
Mark Bradley weighs in this morning, accurately perceiving the ambivalence of the GTU fan base (both of them) toward Gailey leaving for the NFL. If you want Exhibit A in the case against Chan Gailey, it is Reggie Ball. Gailey's handling of his quarterback was the equivalent of a four-year train wreck. Bradley hits the nail on the head:
Even when the Jackets gave West Virginia a tougher time than anyone anticipated in the Gator Bowl, more than a few folks were left wondering why, if Taylor Bennett was capable of throwing for 326 yards against a stout opponent, Gailey hadn’t turned to him when Reggie Ball was having one of his many dreadful days.Exactly. Obviously we hope Gailey stays at Tech forever.