As soon as Johns Hopkins lost its third game in a row Saturday, I knew the letters and phone calls would come pouring in: Fire Blue Jays coach Dave Pietramala.
It’s always the easiest solution. Fire the coach, and if that doesn’t work, fire the athletic director. And if that doesn’t work, fire the president, the mascot, the band and on and on and on.
Those who say such things really don’t understand the landscape of Division I college lacrosse anymore. There was a time, a few decades ago, when schools like Hopkins, Syracuse, Cornell and North Carolina dominated the sport, but not anymore.
There is such a thing as parity, which is why Duke and Loyola have become powers,...