But it's also worth noting that in the past 17 years, the only four or five Hokie teams that "supplied the committee" with enough wins so that we even got mentioned during their selection meetings, were all Greenberg teams.
Hopefully JJ can be the first coach other than Greenberg since 1996 to even put a Hokie team in position to be talked about and rejected by the committe.
That said, I've watched the WVU game and 1st have of Mich St. game so I'm sort of bullish on our young players! I'm certainly rooting for James Johnson and the program's success. Go Hokies!
I believe it was more of a personality issue. The family excuse was garbage. Especially, after he had one daughter who played volleyball for VT & another who was a current cheerleader at VT. He even set up a table in the school cafeteria trying to keep students involved. The man may have been a bit of a pre-Madonna but he ran a solid program & showed a strong work ethic.
You also can't fault him for the assistant coaching carrousel. Name one assistant that left just to get away by taking a step down or even a lateral move. There isn't any. Most got a promotion in responsibilities or at the very least a substantial pay increase.