In the ‘kick-you-while-you’re-down’ social media society we live in, it is no surprise that a lowly writer for Barstool would take aim at a college kid. Did TVD handle the interview perfectly? No. But I don’t expect a college kid to be perfect. He’ll learn a valuable lesson from this.
However, in the interview shown in the Barstool tweet, Van Dyke elaborates on the fact that Miami doesn’t provide a college atmosphere. The fans and the students don’t typically show up in droves unless it’s a big game, and that he enjoys going on the road to college atmospheres and hearing the crowds go quiet.
None of that should bother Miami fans, and I’ll tell you why. Miami is not a college town.
It’s a massive, professional sports city, and the fans of the Hurricanes treat the team as such. They show up and show out for big moments, but most fans in Miami have better things to do than show up to watch Miami beat Bethune Cookman 70-13.
Maybe if Miami played its home games in Auburn, Alabama or Starkville, Mississippi there would be nothing better to do than watch your football team dominate an overmatched opponent.
But here is REALLY why you shouldn’t be bothered by a spun quote. Take a look out across college football and the storied programs. Most of the storied programs attribute their traditions and success to legendary football coaches: