The Jay Graves Report

Why I’m not all warm and fuzzy about Sarkisian’s latest opportunity! “Marcus”

I purposely sat in the cut and didn’t address the Steve Sarkisian hire down in Atlanta earlier this week because I wanted to see what these fake media-types were goin’ to say about it. I wanted to see if any of these cats were goin’ to acknowledge the fact that ole boy went from bein’ fired for showin’ up to work drunk, where he was responsible for coachin’ kids, to gettin’ another job with the best college football program in America within a year later. Then he officially coached one game as the offensive coordinator in the national championship game in which he loss and then was hired by the team that loss the Super Bowl!!! He did all of that while still goin’ through treatment for alcoholism.

I also wanted to wait to hear what he had to say about pullin’ a Drake. “Goin’ from the bottom to the top now we’re here.” Well here’s what the dun had to say on Thursday:

“Everybody has issues that they have to deal with — some physical, some mental. This happens to be an issue of mine that I work on daily. That is important to me so I can be the best person I can be, the best father I can be, the best coach I can be. And I’m diligent in that. To be in an organization that recognizes the work that I’ve put in and that I’ll continue to put in and support that, it’s one that I’m very grateful for and thankful for, just as I was at Alabama with Coach [Nick] Saban.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I applaud all of the people that have gone out of their way to help this man overcome his demons because I realize that ALL people need second chances. And sometimes duns need a third or fourth chance when battlin’ certain problems. Right?

Now let me ask you a question bruh? If Steve Sarkisian’s name was LeRoy Johnson or Marcus Williams would he even be coachin’ today? Let’s substitute Steve’s name with Marcus and tell his story.

Back in August of 2015 Marcus showed up sloppy drunk at the USC Annual Kick Off dinner cussin’ and talkin’ crazy to all of the big time alumni and boosters! He told a boy that he mixed his Mad 20/20 with his Cialis to make him trip the way he did. Now I have no idea what type of liquor or pills Marcus says he mixed before the kick off event but Mad Dog 20/20 and Cialis was too funny to pass up playa. But the dun honestly did say that he must have mixed his pills with his liquor and he was really trippin’.

Did I mention that ole Marcus stayed lit at the University of Washington even before he showed his butt at USC? Now do you really think that Marcus would have landed at USC after boyz saw him drunk on a regular at Washington? Do you really think that the best college football program in America would have stuck that dun in the back door back in October as an analyst and he was still goin’ through treatment?

Now I know that everybody deserves a second chance but do you really think that Marcus would have coached ONE game as the offensive coordinator and loss and his boss would have recommended him for a promotion to the NFL?

If we’re bein’ honest with each other you know that the answer is no! Now I’m not mad at the cat for gettin’ some grace and mercy but I just wish the grace and mercy in this country played fair.

The crazy thing is, the brothers aren’t even drinkin’ and they can’t get a second chance.

Let me put it where the goats can get it playboy. In the history of college football there has been only two African-American head coaches to get fired and find another job at the FBS level. They are Ty Willingham and just recently Charlie Strong and Florida International. Outrageous!! Sark has gone from bein’ fired for bein’ drunk on the job to coachin’ in the National Championship game in less than 15 months and then gettin’ promoted to the NFL with a team that went to the Super Bowl.

Remember when Mike Haywood (a brother) had just been hired by Pitt from Miami of Ohio and durin’ the Christmas holiday he got into it with his baby’s momma. He was charged with domestic violence and then all of the charges were later dropped when the truth came out. But that dun can’t fry chicken in major college football now. He finally got a job at Texas Southern, which plays in the FCS, this year. That foolishness happened 6 years ago bruh!

The sad reality is that it’s never been fair and people try to act like brothers are just makin’ this ignorance up. However, when a dun like Gene Chizik was hired at Auburn he was 5-7 at Iowa State the year before. His overall record with the Cyclones was 5-19 but he was hired over Turner Gill who had just won the conference title at Buffalo.

So forgive me for not feelin’ all warm and fuzzy inside when Sark gets a job in Atlanta and there are brothers out here that have worked their butts off, stayed away from drugs and alcohol and they keep gettin’ passed over simply because they aren’t the right hue. I just wish that we were all judged by the same standard bruh. And just like I thought none of these fake media-types mentioned what I just wrote. It’s a shame that the elephant is sittin’ in the room butt naked foamin’ at the mouth and nobody ever wants to acknowledge it. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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

3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

 The caption under the photo isn’t real but it’s REAL talk!