This is BY NO MEANS a shot or sarcasm, this is a genuine question.Gary, I understand what you are saying, and my trust in Boschini and Donati is what is keeping me from going scorched earth. However, I have no reason to trust Sonny Dykes' morals, and I have every right to be unhappy about TCU being associated with Kendal Briles. Sonny Dykes has used up all of his goodwill with me by making this hire. He is starting from scratch. I live far away, so I don't have to think about actions such as not renewing season tickets.
I still want to see K Briles PUBLICLY (caps intentional) discuss what happened at Baylor, and take responsibility for his part in it. That would be a big step for me. As far as I'm concerned, what was discussed with him internally is all hearsay and means nothing to me. In the meantime,
1) I will not donate to TCU athletics for the time being.
2) I will continue to support all other TCU sports with no other changes.
3) I will support football, but I am worried that we may be making a "deal with the devil" for football wins.
4) I haven't decided about my normal TCU donations (which are larger than the athletics ones); I usually make those later in the year so there is plenty of time for me to think this through.
I certainly hope that all is fine and my concerns turn out to be unwarranted.
If KB comes out and says, "I knew there were things going on at Baylor as a whole, and while some of our football players were involved, it was actually a school-wide issue being swept under the carpet by the admin. We really had no idea how bad things were, and part of that was my dad's attempt to shield us as a team for plausible deniability. He also tried to protect me, as any good father would protect his son, as it truly was the university's fault, by taking the fall for us."
Would you accept that?
I am full-on playing devil's advocate on this, as I don't believe that to be the case AT ALL. Nor do I think that he was cackling with glee and rubbing his hands together evilly while picking the locks on innocent coed's doors and ushering football players in while they were sleeping. It's been said on here, however, than even if he comes out and talks about it and comes clean with his version of it, will it ever be enough? If he admits he did everything people accuse him of but he knows how wrong it was now would that be enough? And what if it really WAS the Waco Warden taking the fall for the university, which is why he took the money and ran? What then?
It's frustrating because I don't like KB, and I think the Waco Warden is everything that is wrong with football, but I trust Sonny and I will ALWAYS be a Frog.