The reason Ross almost threw in the towel is well known. Coaching and recruiting at Tech is tough and he got tired of the constant static and background noise from disgruntled fans who could not see that the program was improving even though the record did not show it. I do not defend CPJ at all costs but I am far more patient with him than some realizing that Tech has some very real systemic barriers as an institution that make progress toward a winning program slow.
Amen, brother. Here we are 3 and 0, but to hear some fans you would think we were 0 and 3.
Perhaps one reason that Tech fans are so demanding is that much was demanded of them while at Tech. Of course, that is good in the long run and is a primary reason why Tech people and the Tech institution have excelled and continue to do so. The fact that we continue to hang in there through thick and thin speaks for itself. I've always said that you can't build character without adversity.