That was an unfortunate case of the herd mentality backfiring. On any sports website, most posters follow the lead of the moderators. In this case, when Brian melted down, the board followed. If Brian had never expressed an opinion on Hoke before his hire, 95% of that negativity wouldn't have been there. Hoke had turned around two programs, was very well thought-of in the football community, and was beloved by the players whom he'd coached here from 1995-2002. But Brian was SO down on the hire that people assumed he must have some insight into Hoke that everyone else was missing. It turned out to be the reverse.