Someone in another thread recently made some disparaging comments about Jim Walden, and that got me wondering why so many people hate him so much who love Dan McCarney so passionately. Dan Mac did not leave the football program in any better shape than Jim Walden did. If anything, one can very easily argue that things are worse than after Walden. For example, Jim Walden did not have the benefit of major facilities improvements and a very supportive administration. Second, Jim Walden left the program with a KICK-*** offensive line, great special teams, and the best running back in ISU history. Dan McCarney had all the support a coach could ask for, and yet he left the program in a total shambles. It was only by shear luck that he did not lose the first three games last year. I guess the total hypocrisy of the love for Dan McCarney and hatred for Jim Walden is a big part of why I have a seething hatred for Dan McCarney and everything he stands for.