Is There a “Continuum” of Honor?
CU Buffaloes coach Mel Tucker left after one season to take a huge job coaching Michigan State. They doubled his salary (from a lot to “set for life”). The job is way more prestigious and certainly will provide more opportunity for success. It’s a job most coaches can only dream of.
Mel Tucker took the job AFTER recruiting a great class of new student athletes who bought into HIM, trusted HIM, and based their commitments on HIM. AND he did this just a few days AFTER he very publicly proclaimed his commitment to CU.
Was Tucker’s move honorable? I don’t think so. But, I’m kind of squishy about this conclusion, because it’s a rational decision most of us would probably make if faced with the same scenario. So, if most of us would do something that can be rationalized, does that make is not DIShonorable?