QUOTE(Lee Adams @ Apr 11 2012, 04:37 PM)
He is not the only one. When folks were getting giddy when they hired TB some were cautioning that this year,at least, was going to be a crapshoot on the field. They will definitely be more competetive. But,its going to likely take another year to see any major change in the W/L column. Thats OK as long as we see a more competetive team that improves from game 1 to game 12. TB just needs to get the program back on sound footing so that quality play can be maintianed over time.
I get ya, Lee. I was just trying to cheer lance up a little.
But seriously, whatever the win total this fall, I think Terry Bowden has already taken Akron football away from the brink of oblivion we all felt it was on when Winters turned us down. There is an entirely new feeling of optimism permeating the program, certainly this board, and even some of the marginal Akron fans I see at my local watering hole. Most of us are tempering that optimism with the reality that the Zips have a long way to go to become what we hope them to be. But I'm not going to let that realism keep me from being excited again about what I believe the future holds. I have hope, even if the reality might be that even a greatly improved Zips team could still be a long ways from good.
So... fear the dadgum Roo! And GO ZIPS!