Monday, May 21, 2007

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

As the 2006-2007 school year winds down, so too does the Red Raiders' baseball season. By spanking the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 15-5, the Red Raiders somehow manage to end the season on the plus side of the Win-Loss record, with a 28-27 mark. This includes a dismal 8-18 record in league play.

The 28 wins on the season brings Red Raider Head Coach Larry Hays' career total to 1483 wins. There have been many grumblings amongst the fan base regarding the future direction of Red Raider baseball, and it has proven to be a very divisive issue. "Should he stay or should he go?" seems to be the question on everybody's mind right now. On the one hand, you have a camp that argues Hays has been great for Texas Tech and that he should be allowed to stay for another season to reach 1500 career wins. Others argue that another season in the Big XII cellar can only be detrimental to the future of the program.

Any decision made at the Head Coaching position will not be an easy one as you risk upsetting either side. However, it is my humble opinion that it is time for a new direction. Fan support for the program is at a low not seen in years, graduation rates are horrible and the NCAA may punish Tech because of that fact, the team is wildly inconsistent, and our team is teh suck in general. It's time for fresh ideas and a new philosophy. It's time to return the Red Raider baseball program to the glory days.

- Cabron

1 comment:

Bond J. Bond said...

He's gotta go - he's clearly more Chaps material now.