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What A Difference Five Years Makes

h/t to a poster on Orangebloods who first sniffed this out.

Bill Byrne's Wednesday Weekly November 12, 2003 after losing to OU 77-0.


We have the right leadership and staff in place to build a successful football program, and to create the same blueprint for success in building champions throughout our athletic department. We didn’t get to where we are today overnight, and it won’t be fully repaired overnight. But many people are working late at night on these repairs every night.

Bill Byrne's Wednesday Weekly November 12, 2008 after losing to OU 66-28.


One of the questions I'm asked most is how we got to this position. There are no easy answers and most answers I could offer would be perceived by some as excuses. I'm not going to make excuses. With that said, we did not get in this position overnight, and we won't be able to get out of it overnight either. But, under the leadership of Coach Mike Sherman, we are taking steps in the right direction and I'm confident in the future of our program.

Those statements are...eerily...similar. Thank God for cut and paste. Bill is right about one thing: it didn't happen overnight. It took his coaching hires 1,825 nights to manage the team from 77-0 to 66-28.