Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/28/13
What is the biggest lie in sports, in business? "We're taking another direction at this time." You hear it after failure stacked on failure grows too heavy. It usually means someone just got fired. In college football, it usually means the coach. Ohio State took a new direction. Texas will take a new direction if the Longhorns play in another Alamo Bowl. A closer look at Oregon shows a new coach heading the same direction as the last. And it's working. A hot coaching candidate needs a map. No one mistakes Rich Brooks for Lewis and Clark, but he laid down a path others have followed to Eugene. The old Beaver moved from college coaching to high school, then back to college, the NFL, and finally Oregon. Coach Brooks took many directions, but they don't feel new. He was on line toward the top of his game and his assistants tracked him. When you finish a coaching career in the SEC with a contract paying $1 million a year, like Brooks at Kentucky, ya ...
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