UND Sports Zone Show: UND fires head football coach Chris Mussman

Herald writers Brad Elliott Schlossman, Tom Miller and Wayne Nelson discuss UND’s firing of football coach Chris Mussman.



2 thoughts on “UND Sports Zone Show: UND fires head football coach Chris Mussman

  1. I am a 1990 graduate of UND and have long enjoyed UND football, even having season tickets a few times. I feel bad for Mussman. Some of the things that went on were beyond his control. I think you guys did a good job of addressing the lack of attendance and fan support. However, that is what really bothers me. A few years ago while attending a game I noticed that during a critical time whent he UND players needed to have the crowd back them up and make noise there seemed to be a general dis-interest. I think that has gotten worse. Some people may not agree with me but I am very frustrated by other UND fans in their lack of support for the football team. If I recall the last time either the football or hockey team won a national championship was in 2001 and that was in football. The point I am trying to make is that I am tired of hockey getting all of the fan interest. If UND fans want to be known as loyal they need to support the football team through thick and thin and not just when they win. It seems like the attitude is that if it is not played with a puck, then the sport is an also-ran. I love UND football, but when only 2400 fans show up at the last home game there is a problem with the fans and the poor season that the football team had cannot be blamed for all of it. I think it is important that when Faison is searching for a coach he makes it very clear that one of the obstacles on campus is that football is an afterthought right now and that has to change. What can the knew coach do to help spur interest? But overall the fans need to get behind the program and support even if it is now in a downward spiral.

  2. I agree with you. Fans need to stick it out whether we are losing or winning. When a team is behind on the scoreboard that is when they need fans most, to cheer them on and give them a little more incentive to play better.

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