This is a real headscratcher and one has to wonder WHY it’s coming out now… whatever “it” is. I’m guessing Russell Wilson was using it to inspire the Wiscy grads to “believe in yourself even if others don’t” but he had to know it would go viral….
What ever happened between Russell and TO’B shoulda been buried. Everyone thought it had been. Russell is waaaaay beyond it tarnishing his career as an Elite NFL QB.
“This” just seems so UN-Russell at this point in his career.
Will the average Brickyard Board Monkey buy Russell’s version. He is a BMOC bona-fide Wuff Hero…. versus TO’B – a ruddy-faced fired old coach that never “caught on” with The Carter-ites…. except for all those times he whupped up on Butch of course ???
“Leadership” is making tough decisions and living with the results when the smoke clears. TO’B made “the tough call”. Russell Wilson leaving NC State turned out A LOT better for Russell than it did for TO’B.
Had RW not gone to Wiscy and not gotten that national exposure…. Big Ten / Rose Bowl et al …. would his career have been what it is ???
Russell Says TO’B Said ….
Russell Wilson isn’t known for opening up to the public. A Wilson interview or press conference is usually brimming with cliches and diplomatic responses. That wasn’t the case at a commencement speech the 27-year-old delivered for the University of Wisconsin.
Here’s Wilson’s recollection of his conversation with former Wolfpack coach Tom O’Brien:
Either O’Brien is an awful coach or Wilson is embellishing the story. But without hearing O’Brien’s side of the story, we shouldn’t just assume this is how the conversation went down. When the two have spoken about the transfer in the past, neither has mentioned any animosity. O’Brien said he still texts Wilson from time-to-time.
The Seahawks quarterback isn’t exactly a reliable narrator, either. During this same speech, he altered the details of another anecdote to fit the message he was trying to convey. We’ll let Wilson take it from here: …….