PurpleWhiskers wrote:Unless I missed it, Sore Loser Simmons still hasn't said a parting word to the fans he pretended to love in his prepared remarks at every hoopfest. He said that the fans are what makes UE special. Sure, bla bla bla. Ignoring the UE fans on the way out the door he'll now say that the fans are what makes Clemson special. His script is as old as his offense. His tenure at UE was an empty hole. I care as much about Clemson as I did before they hired him. Not at all.
I understand the emotions of being fired from a public position, but clearly Marty has not shown the class of both Dick Walters and Steve Merfeld. Both of them made public announcements not only thanking the fans, but encouraging the players to stay and build on what they had started. Not only has Simmons snubbed the fans, he obviously worked very hard to encourage "his" players to transfer.
If the clan is bitter, then it is apparent they put themselves above the program. Bitter because he got a well paid position that he was not qualified for to begin with, numerous full ride educations, along with a leash longer than anyone in college athletics...all the while subjecting the fans he has no gratitude for with an unwatchable product against some of the worst non-con schedules imaginable. He drove the program to its lowest point in history, and he is bitter.
Like ncace has pointed out, it looks like the clan may already be putting themselves above another program, ignoring the rules and protocol in their zest to take snarky swipes on twitter. I too could care less about Clemson, but I do hope Marty gets some traumatic flashbacks every time he sees Coach K across the sidelines.