Can Polk’s words be forgotten

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Today, I had a column on the hiring of John Cohen. Wednesday, the focus shifts to Ron Polk and if his legacy was hurt.

He’s said his peace, gotten his frustrations off his chest and now we’ll see if he can “play well with others.”

I’ve got an interview with him today. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’ve got some tough questions to ask, and I’m looking forward to see how he answers them.

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8 Responses to “Can Polk’s words be forgotten”

  1. dadwithpride Says:

    From my experience with Stubborn, successfrul older men, don’t look for an apology, to any great extent. There is nothing in it for him to apologize. He might simmer down, but in his eyes, he built the program, its his program, and strangers are trying to take it away from him. How many High school coaches have we all seen that think the football/baseball orogram, stadium, field is their personal property and feel that the principal/school board should have no say on it?
    Hopefully , he’ll simmer down, see the future, remember what MSU has done for him as ell as vice-versa, and be our newest, greatest backer.

  2. jcdawgman18 Says:

    Forgiven, not forgotten. If he comes around and supports Cohen, which he sorta hinted at in some interviews yesterday, folks will forgive and we can make it better. I don’t know that he’ll ever really like Greg Byrne, but I think we can handle that and Greg can handle that.

  3. nashdawg Says:

    Gregg, if you would, ask Coach Polk about the conversations btwn him and Cohen, Casey & Smith? Did he tell them specifically that he had groomed Raffo for this job over the last 19 years as a player & a coach?

  4. jcdawgman18 Says:

    Nice column, Gregg.
    I have decided what I like the most about Cohen: He has the intensity of a football coach. I like intensity.

  5. nashdawg Says:

    This is the center point of Polk’s frustration: If Greg Byrne had already decided that Tommy wasn’t going to be a factor, have the guts to stand up and come to him and come to Tommy and say that. Here in the South, the game of life is played out by being upfront with people. Tell like it is… Deception is a killer character trait.

  6. jcdawgman18 Says:

    nash, the thing about it is that it sounds like Tommy finished second. From everything I can gather, Tommy had two great interviews with Byrne, it just came down to Cohen has proved it as a head coach and Tommy hasn’t.

  7. nashdawg Says:

    In the business world, I have experienced similar situations. It hurts initially, but you move on and eventually, everything works out! That, I hope Raffo and others can take comfort in… Tks for the info, jc

  8. redsrock1 Says:

    jcdawgman18 ..thats the hole truth and nothing but the truth!

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