In this disaster of a season everyone has their culprits to blame. For me it goes back to Dan Radakovich. In the firing of Gailey to hire Paul Johnson he was showing his own belief that to win in football we needed to follow the lead of service academies. We had never before given in to such despair over our limitations that we grouped ourselves with Army, Navy and Air Force. Gailey and O’Leary before him showed we were capable of winning with regularity, without taking the academy route. If you wanted to take the next step in strengthening the program, going the service academy route was not the answer. (I know we had run the triple option before, but when Pepper was hired Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas were running the wishbone) Paul Johnson did a good job. He won a lot of games. But, the talent level sunk to being pretty equal to the military schools. And now, we are trying to win without taking the academy approach. The uphill climb will be long and steep. Collins is not the person I would have chosen for the rebuild. But, he is at the helm and I will be patient. I believe it will take six years to get the program turned around. I was never a DRad fan. I just don’t see decisions he made that improved our teams over the long run. I think he alienated some of the older, long time supporters. And, he was quick to seek greener pastures. He was followed by a dismal AD. It is not just Collins facing a long rebuild. Stansbury has quite a challenge.