Good luck to James in his future football endeavors. Thank you to his family for being a part of this community, which is not an easy thing for a parent/family member to do. Personally, I had high hopes for James, and I think he will be very successful at his new school.
Sometimes in a sport like college football, I believe that there can be too large of a premium put on things like "arm strength" and "forty time". At times, some of these "measurables" can keep a very good footbal player down the depth chart. I'm not saying that is necessarily the case here, but I do believe that there are some kids that just understand the game, know how to compete, and know how to win on gameday. I believed that James was one of these kids. Again, good luck to James and the entire Capello family.
Good luck James!
Some people really have to search to come up with some of the stuff they write.
TC is a parent, and he should have some bias, he is a Dad. But I fail to see all the underlying premise that some are able to come up with, and the ax to grind. I have met TC, and he is a genuine & good man, with nothing but good things to say of ISU. Is the Capello family disappointed that all the snaps aren't James'? Sure. But he has been a great poster, parent or not.
Some of the negativity seems to stem further from the fact of the parents of players posting on here, and probably closer to the problem lying from within. I guess I just posted my vibe. Oh well.
There's my 2 cents.
- Don't tell Cincinnatti that if your #1 and #2 go down that your season is over. Didn't they lose 1,2,and 3 a few years ago and still won. I think this is especially the case when there is not much difference between your #1 and #4 QB.
- I don't think his dad said he "would be the starter." Everything I saw, he said he thought he had a chance and was going to work his butt off in order to get that chance
- The DII doesn't mean much. Could be that is where he was comfortable or that is where he could go in short time frame and knew he could get PT. Who knows.
The major difference between KG and Capello was that the anti GMAC crowd had historical data to validate that GMAC couldnt get it done and KG just kept saying "it will be fine trust me" with no support for his theory.
Capello's theory was that his son would work his butt off and do everything in his power to win the job. From what I have heard from the coaches and former players he did that. From what I read I didnt see anything from TC stating that James would for sure win the job and therefore we didnt get the "trust me" statements from TC. This to me is where the difference lies.
Now if we were sitting in May of 2012 or 13 and Capello was complaining about JC's opportunity or something then I would be the first to say that I trust the coaches and their eval of the players. They have earned that in my eyes with the way that they handled the AA vs JT situation last year.
Edit: I am not putting the family members or people with personal contacts on a pedistal. I actually take into account that they are probably biased and treat their post with a grain of salt. I do also enjoy hearing from someone who is looking at things from a different perspective than I am (fan) while also considering that they might know more about certian aspects of the program than I do because they DO know someone who is personally involved.
I done arguing hypotheticals
He would have put up damn good numbers at ISU, or where ever he was. Probably not at the same level as at Texas, but damn good nonetheless.
Look what happened to Texas post-Colt. Not even a bowl bid.