Sunday, January 01, 2006
"After significant evaluation we feel now is the time to make a coaching change," Wilf said in a statement.Tony Siragusa, covering the game for Fox today, said he spoke with Tice and Tice told him he had a meeting with Wilf to discuss his future with the team tomorrow morning, and that a decision would and should be made soon. If Siragusa's correct, something made Wilf move up the decision a day. Good for him: He's behaving like an owner.
UPDATE: Didn't notice Tony's post on this this morning, discussing a call he made to another radio station when Tice was on. BTW, another reason why this is good: Since Tice had a very cheap contract, letting him go probably means Wilf will have to pay more for the next coach. That should be good news to Viking fans.
UPDATE 2 (1/2, about noon): I'm just amazed by everyone's vilification of Wilf for his quick trigger on Tice. Besides what I reported earlier, that this was the most likely outcome a day later anyway, it just amazes me that people think Tice is entitled to another day's pay from a man who had decided to let him go. I appreciate the story about Tice helping a fallen soldier's family, but that's not why Wilf signed his paychecks. BTW, you simply must read Gary Gross' takedown of Sid Hartman's column this morning.