Rainman44 Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 676 Likes Received: 797 Jan 31, 2019 #21 I appreciate your perspective RB4SC (as always). I also enjoyed/appreciated Chris's article if only because it is indicative of the lack of believe in HCCH at this stage. As such, Helton's attempts to suggest that things aren't as bad as they seem (my interpretation of his words) fall on deaf ears. And frankly, that's where we are right now. He doesn't have the cachet (or balls) to pull a Greg Popovich, calling it the way it is (I saw Pop the other night in a post game interview where he just reamed himself and his team in an unemotional and totally honest way - and this was after a win!!! ). What is disconcerting is not knowing whether Helton see's the situation as in need of a bandaid or a makeover. He is somewhere in the middle, and judging from what we have seen so far, it is more left of middle. HIs assessment lacks objectivity (lack of confidence?). The more that he sends that message, the more uneasy the majority of folks on this board will be. Alternatively, the more forthcoming, and the more urgent his message is, the greater the benefit of the doubt he will receive. Spring ball can't get here fast enough. ;-) Fight on! FightOnTrojans!, Troianus Acies and gubo&palanka like this.