Monday, October 23, 2006
We did the jack-o-lantern thing last night. It isn't quite as much fun at 37 as it was at 7.
Well, we spent last weekend at my Mom and Dad's in Michigan. T, the boys and I look forward to t
his every fall. It is a time for our whole family to get together one last time before my parents head south for the winter and to celebrate J2's and T's birthdays. We went to an amish pumpkin patch and picked out a couple pumpkins. The only difference between an amish pumpkin patch and a regular patch, is you have to drive t
hrough cow manure to get back to an amish pumpkin patch. As always, my Mom's cooking is fantastic, and we talk about her pies for the whole year until we go back again. C1 practiced his golf with Gramps, and had a silly string fight with his Aunt J2. One tradition is to let the boys play in the leaves. Gramps gets out the leaf blower and blows the leaves into a big pile. C1 had a blast. I think it gives us adults an excuse to romp around too. We all had so much fun! Thanks Mom and Dad.
This week, C1 and his classmates are learning about fire safety. The Willard Fire Department visited on Tuesday. In the coming weeks the students will be learning about leaves, pumpkins, spiders and Halloween.
I was surprised to get a response back from him (or one of his assitants). If we go by Mason's word, it looks like Spartan fans will be stuck with Smith at least until the end of the season. But, history tells us he doesn't believe this philosophy. He canned Bobby Williams mid season after a 49-3 loss to Michigan in 2002. The following is my email to, and response from MSU athletic Director Ron Mason:Mr. Ron Mason,Please consider letting John L. Smith go. He actually said this after the Illinois game...
"The way we practiced is what you saw," said coach John L. Smith. "I can't get them to go, and apparently I don't have the answer."
If he cannot motivate the team he shouldn't be coaching our Spartans. It's embarrassing to tell friends and colleagues I am a Spartan. I think losing their coach before the Michigan game might motivate them. Keeping their coach obviously won't.
B. S.MSU College of Communacation Arts and Sciences
B.A. Telecommunication 1991Thank you for your email. Let me assure you that everyone associated with our football program is focusing on the next game and will continue to do so for the rest of the season.
From all my years of coaching I've learned that you never completely evaluate a program in the middle of the season. Coaches, like all department personnel, are evaluated on an annual basis.
Thank you for your support of Spartan Athletics.
Please fire Coach John L. Smith and his staff.