The Jay Graves Report

The REAL reason Indiana will NEVER become a winnin’ program! “Expectations”

"It was all worth it playboy!"

Les Brown once said, “Make each day count by setting specific goals to succeed, then putting forth every effort to exceed your own expectations.”Sylvester Stallone broke it down like this, “I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.” Then Terrell Owens poured out a lil’ liquor for all of the dead homies when he spit, “If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.”

Well playas…I just told you duns at Indiana on Sunday in the Hot Joint entitled “Warning” to eat the darn cheeseburger and not look or ask for the filet but you did it anyway!!! On Thursday these duns got greedy and forced out the best coach they’ve had since Bill Mallory because some former players complained about his treatment of them. Key word here bruh is FORMER!! Now the initial word comin’ out of Bloomington was that the dun was fired. Now the A.D. Fred Glass is sayin’ that ole boy quit due to “philosophical differences.” That means that they couldn’t agree on what it takes to win bruh. When you’re used to losin’ you do things differently than people that are used to winnin’.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! There is a reason as to why IU is a perennial losin’ program. There is a reason why winnin’ 6 games feels like they just won the darn Big Ten Championship around this piece. Losin’ has become a way of life and when it becomes natural winnin’ feels unnatural. Here’s why? When a cat comes into the program and changes the culture of the way things are done and the level of expectations rises then everybody that is accustomed to losin’ freaks out. Why? Because it goes against everything they know.

First of all Kevin Wilson came from the University of Oklahoma where he was an assistant and then the offensive coordinator. He was only there from 2002 to 2010. Durin’ that time period he coached 44 NFL Draft picks and 11 went in the first round includin’ duns like Adrian Peterson, Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and Demarco Murray! He coached in two National Championship games and won 6 Big 12 titles! So he knows what he’s doin’ and how to get the best out of his players. That’s why dull IU is goin’ to it’s second consecutive bowl game for the first time since 1990-91.

As I’m lookin’ through the different reports and tweets about this foolishness of boyz firin’ him. I see some dun that was a former intern of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette tweetin’ that former player Laray Smith tells the IDS that Wilson forced players to play through injuries. WHAT!!? Where on earth in the game of football will you find players not playin’ through injuries!! IT’S FOOTBALL! For cryin’ out loud!! After the first week of the season who’s not injured?

And the dun that’s snitchin’ on Wilson didn’t get any playin’ time at IU so he transferred to Delaware State! Not the University of Delaware bruh! He’s playin’ at a small MEAC school. Stop it! You’re listenin’ to some cat that’s got beef because he didn’t play at IU?

Then I see where ESPN’s Mark Schlabach tweeted that “Former Indiana player told ESPN on Thursday that he & at least 5 other IU players interviewed about Wilson’s treatment of players.” What was the treatment bruh? And again, were talkin’ former players!!! How many of these cats have beef with the coach because he was too hard on them etc.?The level of expectation goes up when you’ve got a coach that is accustomed to winnin’. So the treatment is goin’ to be different if not very intense. When you’re used to losin’ the level of expectation is zero.

I did see a report of a player that suffered a concussion before the start of the 2015 season. His dad says that Wilson rushed him back onto workouts too soon. Here’s what he said:

“He was out about a week and they started a normal concussion regiment, in which he was allowed to work out for about 20 minutes and gradually increase it. But after he worked out for 20 minutes, they had him run about 6 miles. After that, my son was feeling fine. But when he went home, he started throwing up and his symptoms went haywire.”

Here’s the question bruh? Did Kevin Wilson put the kid back into contact or was he simply runnin’? The coach can’t make the decision to put a player back on the field and put him in harms way without the medical staff’s approval. Now if Kevin Wilson put the kid in harms way without the medical staff signin’ off on it then he’s liable for that player’s safety. However, it’s very unlikely that Wilson made that call because there are checks and balances to keep that from happenin’. So you can go head on with that foolishness because that simply didn’t happen.

Accordin’ to Glass in a statement there were no NCAA compliance issues led to ole boy’s resignation. So therefore, he couldn’t have bypassed the concussion policy and put the kid in danger. So what’s really goin’ on playa?

Glass said out of his own mouth, “There was no smoking gun, no precipitating event,” that led to Wilson’s walkin’ off of the job. He also said that he was confident after an outside review from legal counsel that no players’ medical issues were compromised. However, Glass said that he and ole boy “weren’t on the same page” in terms of leadership style. In other words, Glass wanted him to stop bein’ so aggressive with his team because losin’ is really okay with everybody in Bloomington.

Programs that aren’t accustomed to winnin’ have trouble with demandin’ coaches that are. The kids don’t want to be pushed to the limit or cursed out for not puttin’ forth the effort etc. We’ve seen this type of foolishness before. Remember back in 2009 when ole dull Kansas fired Mark Mangino, also a former University of Oklahoma coordinator, durin’ the college football bowl season. They fired ole boy because players complained that he was disrespectin’ them. These kids now days are as soft as drug store cotton candy! He was disrespectin’ them? Because he cursed a boy out in front of the team? What!!?

In the report he told a kid at halftime, “You keep talking about being a 1000 yard rusher but you haven’t done $%#!.” The kid said that Mangino called him out in front of the team and disrespected him. Are you kidding me? He also threw a kid out of his chair because he was sleepin’ durin’ a team meetin’ prior to the bowl game. So this dun called his mother from the bowl sight and told her that he wanted to transfer. You read that right bruh! He called his momma and she rushed to his aid!

Twenty or thirty years ago he would’ve called his momma and she would’ve cursed him out for sleepin’ in the meetin’ too and then she would have told the coach to throw his butt out of the chair again for her. Now you read where I said that they were preparin’ for a bowl game when they fired Mangino. They’ve managed a record of 15-66 ever since. Why? Because they couldn’t handle what it takes to win just like IU and that’s why it’ll never become a winnin’ program.

They immediately signed Tom Allen, the defensive coordinator, to a six year deal! Wheredeydodatat? Who’s freakin’ Tom Allen? They didn’t even look around for anybody else! Most programs name an interim coach first to at least look around. They signed this dun to a six year deal? Six years? They’re tryin’ to lose on purpose bruh!

I’m an IU grad and I’m fired up because the Hoosiers just proved my point that they are cool with bein’ sorry. They never were goin’ to be good but at least bein’ .500 would get folks like myself to at least show up on Saturdays to see them play. I’m never goin’ to Bloomington to see at team go 1-11 and I’m not the only person thinkin’ that way playa.

Coaches used to help make men out of boys. Now they have to pamper them in order to keep their darn jobs or only coach at winnin’ programs. Stop me when  I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

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