Tuesday, December 16, 2008
ESPN's Doug Gottlieb and Dick Vitale are used to drawing the ire of Syracuse fans during college basketball season. The Orange faithful may have another name to add to their "$h&t list," albeit for football, in Dennis Dodd. Dodd, a writer/blogger for CBS Sports claims that Syracuse made the worst hire of the year so far in Doug Marrone, amongst all the NCAA Division I-A football hirings (scroll down).
All you need to know about Dennis Dodd is that he considers the hiring of Gene Chizik (5-19 at Iowa State) by Auburn as a better hire than Marrone. WOW!! We're talking about Auburn; a program that could have gone out and hired pretty much anybody they wanted, but instead settled on Chizik.
As far as where I stand with Dodd aka D Squared aka DD, I'm going to keep my powder dry for now. I'll wait to see how next season shakes out for all these coaches he's ranked ahead of Marrone and kindly update him on the validity of his assessment then. But if anyone out there wants to express their own sentiments now, please do: http://www.sportsline.com/columns/writers/dodd.