I think you may be being overly harsh on this. I am not sure what he meant but I know that I think being coherent before a microphone is a beneficial trait but not an adequate one to define a head coach. So often in defense of Groce we see posts about what a great ambassador for the school he is. If anything is a stale trope it is that excuse.This is becoming a pretty stale trope. Do you guys think the opportunity cost of doing things like SEAL training and building a brand people want to be associated with is a winning conference record? If so, please state it outright, so the rest of us can tackle your ridiculousness head-on.
I'm actually less aggravated today than I was after we lost to Iowa and MSU. By then the writing appeared to be on the wall about where we were headed this post season (I still hope to be surprised though that hope is dwindling).
But the excuses for poor coaching are tiresome. His offense is poor. His recruiting has been inadequate. Better than Bruce perhaps though the argument can be made that it is similar in that it fails to fill in absolutely critical components. We can talk about how he tried to get this or that guy and how he was screwed as the black dog of fate a few times but ultimately all we are doing is excusing failure. Hopefully he'll put it all together but I am starting to wonder if he caught lightning in a bottle at OU where he was just over .500 in the MAC across 4 seasons.
We definitely have to give him one more year and if he squeaks into the NCAA's this year probably more but I think it is safe to say that the silly aphorisms, PR stunts and perpetual positivity in the wake of failure is getting tiresome for a portion of the fanbase.