Derek Johnson - Bow Down to Willingham

Derek Johnson's new book on Tyrone Willingham has been released. "Bow Down to Willingham" is a snappy title that should attract some attention. The by-line is more than a little controversial - "How white guilt secretly enabled a malicious coach to destroy the once mighty Washington Huskies".

But from the moment Willingham got behind closed doors with his new team, a disturbing side of his personality emerged. In this ground-breaking book, Derek Johnson presents a shocking side of Tyrone Willingham only seen by the Washington Huskies players. Many of them quickly grew to loathe him and the game of football, while watching in dismay as the public idolized the media's lofty image of Willingham.

Derek Johnson Books

I haven't read this book yet but that by-line kind of threw me for a loop. It sounds aggressive to me even though I understand the point that is trying to be made. If Willingham had been a white guy he would have been fired after year three rather than during year four. White guilt kept that from happening and Husky football plunged to an 0-12 record during his fourth and final year.

Let me ask you guys a question - Do you truly believe that white guilt secretly enabled a malicious coach to destroy the once mighty Washington Huskies?

What is your take on this?

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