TB appeared to be unlike any other coach. Sure money was nice, but small town life (e.g., going home for lunch, no crime) was worth more than any dollar that can be paid.
Many of us crucified you, MP,for leaving after giving us 13 years for the premier job of a lifetime. We said pyou stuck it to us and broke promises. That you were only in it for the money.
MP we apologize. You obviously stuck with Wazzu longer than any other coach even desires to do so. You waited it out with us on Poop Island until a life raft came in the form of Gesser. You knew the kid was special before us and had no problem sticking with him when many of said he was still small and fragile to be a good Pac-10 QB.
I truly though TB would outshine any prior coach, including you MP. I thought TB would be inducted into our hall of fame. Sadly that will never happen now. However, MP I will be in the front row when you are inducted into Wazzu's Hall of Fame and cheer for you gladly knowing that you could have left us many times, but truly knew what it meant to be a Coug (and you partied like one too, even after you left us!)