It would be hard to write a more fitting denounement – a half-hearted effort leads to the Holes getting taken behind the woodshed for some sweet, sweet Shreveport schadenfreude. A garbage time TD cut the final margin to 41-24 – but it was never in doubt after the first quarter.
Missouri is hardly a football juggernaut. And as the announcers repeatedly pointed out – there was lots of NFL talent allegedly playing “defense” for the powder blue. Yet the Tigers set an Independence Bowl record for most points in the first half (31).
So…this hilarious, delightful (from a vulpine POV) 2011 season – and Everett Withers’ head coaching career – won’t end with a Gatorade bath. But we appreciate you, big guy. What could be better than a dim-witted, arrogant, lifelong “Wal-Mart fan” in the head coach’s office? One that single-handedly re-animated TOB and the Wolfpack’s 2011 bowl hopes? One that was dumb enough to really think he had a shot at making his temporary appointment permanent, even after that clusterfuck of a week?
That was our old buddy Everett. He will be sorely missed, just like good old Matt Doherty. In my heaven, you fellows have lifetime contracts.