For all the backlash brought about by the “hammer down, left lane” departure of Todd Graham from Pitt, it’s worth noting that not every major-college football coach should be stereotyped as used-car salesmen.
Even used-car salesmen are offended by that association.
Here’s an example of a classy exit: After being dismissed by Texas A&M, Mike Sherman sent a letter to every high school football coach in the state to share the wisdom he has learned over the course of his coaching career.
It’s an inspiring letter, one that should be required reading for everyone who plays, coaches and covers football, at any level.
– Kevin Gorman