As most know, my rants haven’t been about Pasqy as a person. Hands down Mark is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. But it’s the game plan between the lines that I often disagreed with. Some of the things we would see in the stands just left you shaking your head. (yeah I know now I sound like those bonehead parents at Wilson in the blog)
I think he is right about being burned out. He just wasn’t creative as time moved on, just predictable every game day. “Predictable Pasqy” I heard him called once in the stands. And as you know I refer to call him as “Marty” as in Schottenheimer. He’ll get you to the race but will he win the race? Guess not! The last couple of years even the hard-line “button wearers” knew what the next play was going to be. Hell even the water girls on the opposing team knew what he was going to throw at ya!
Pasquarella is a good coach who will win you league titles, But wait, I thought the goal was to win CIF titles. You see the diehard “button wearers” accept league titles I personally want the brass ring. The big daddy! The whole enchilada! But here at “Bagpiper U” league titles are the big thing. You win leagues titles and your Kirk Gibson going deep off “Eck” and your bonus is pizza for life down at Round Table. Imagine the Steelers saying “Ahh, we lost the Super Bowl, but hey we won our division”……Say What?
I wish him well, He’s a great guy. I’m sure he’s tired of hearing jerks like me ragging on him about what goes on down on the field.
As far as a replacement, whomever it is has got to clean house. The Lewallen’s, gone SEE YA! Lawrence time to go back to Damien SEE YA!, Vaniman well…. hit the pavement shall I go on? These guys can’t get the kids up to their potential. Quit bringing back Glendora guys because Pasqy is all they know. Complacency breeds complacency.
Personally, I think Strycula has some miles left in him. You can’t ask his defense to be on the field all the time and perform miracles. But the rest, show them the door. They are part of the problem. We need new ideas, fresh blood, mix it up, quit being so damn predictable.