thanks. i appreciate your ability to separate out sports related rivalries with personal ones.
you know, the corps is about 2k out of a 50k campus. I think they (as a whole) serve as a representative symbol of the campus, but i dont think that 2k can really speak for 50k (at least in my opinion).
Additionally, from a bigger picture perspective, i think every fanbase has it's fair share of assholes, and like you said those assholes tend to be louder and prouder than the rest of us normal folks. A&M is no different in that regards
i find the rhetoric and vitriol towards sumlin amusing because it absolutely mirrors all of the stuff that we said about mack when he came on board. I dont know that he is a bad leader...and truthfully (maybe this is naive on my part), I'm willing to take him at his word about developing players.
case in point, I've met claiborne and golden. Hell, I once saw them in walmart when I was with one of my kids and both were very respectful. Golden even went as far as to give my son a high five.
I cant imagine being in position to make decisions that directly relate to these kids futures. I'm sure it's an incredibly complex process, therefore I'm not really willing to judge sumlin for what he has and hasnt done because I dont know what I would do in that position.
As for the raise and extension, it's a common thing. Dodds gave mack a raise and extension after the 8-4 2010 campaign.
So anyways, back to your point. I dont think it's all doom and gloom as you're making it out to be, but I can certainly understand your perspective. Agree to disagree.