Well, the media and administration are once again in step together as it pertains to the future of John Pelphrey. No matter how bad a coach Pelphrey has proven to be, and regardless of how far this program is falling, the media and administration are determined to keep him. There are several constants in this world and one of them is people will always have disagreements, but for the media and the administration this seems not to apply. It should seem a little odd that none of them are of the opinion keeping Pelphrey is a bad idea. You would think at least one of them would be critical about the direction things are going. Sheer odds should predict this, but not here. Fans should be asking why this is, because in the answer lay the roots for the destruction of this program.
I know the promise of a good recruiting class for next year is a good thing, but is such a class justification for turning a blind eye to the glaring deficiencies of John Pelphrey? I say it's not. What they are doing is using these young men in order satisfy their own agenda, which is by the way, going to turn out injurious to these young men and this fan base. It's their agenda that has put this program where it's at today. How long can it be allowed to continue?
What fans need to realize is these kids are from Arkansas and deserve the very best coach that can be found. Those in the media want you to believe that Pelphrey has achieved some monumental thing having these kids commit, and that he should be given more time because of it. I disagree. Pelphrey is a terrible coach being credited for nothing more than good timing. This is perfect for those that have been propping up Pelphrey the last two years. But for the fans, this program and these young men it is a cataclysmic event that will be disastrous going ahead.
The administration and media want this to be a closed deal for Pelphrey regardless of how this year turns out. This is simply unacceptable. As dark as it seems now, be not dismayed. I feel certain this travesty can be staved off. There is still plenty of time for truth to win out. Let us believe that right makes might, and in this let us to the end do our duty as we understand it to be.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequeces of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of it's powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state."