We almost can close the book on the coach-hiring craziness that was the last 20-plus days across the South. It was a roller coaster that left four Southeastern Conference schools with new coaches and two former successful SEC coaches in new jobs in somewhat shocking locales.
All six of those fan bases are looking around wondering who will fill out the staffs and who will recruit well and on and on and whether these guys are the future or the future buyout.
In the end, the only answer we have as college football fans is hope. We hope these hires turn out. We hope these guys are as good as they say and will do what they say in the introductory news conferences. We hope the feeling-good one-liners and pledges that we long to hear are true and worthy and just.
We hope as each new coach steps to the mic and goes through the mad lib of speeches.
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