Originally Posted by JoeRedskin
1) Zorn's "youth" is not all that young. He's 54.
2) Zorn says all the right things. Not only does superficially say the right thing, however, he also states his basis for saying "the right thing" and seems to be very straightforward about what the shortcomings are, where work is needed, who's gotta do what, etc.
I agree with the comment that he could be great or awful and we'll just have to see. I have to admit, every time I hear him speak or read his quotes I like him more. There seems to be an underlying integrity in his communication - I think that is going to be received well by his players. It also appears that he has the a) competitive mentality for the position; and b) a certain resiliency in his approach to new or unexpected developments.
I have to admit it, I get the warm fuzzies when I think of the possibilities.
Consider me Zorn-struck.
You know what's sad, I don't see 54 as old. Maybe it's cause I'm a hair away from mid 30's, or maybe it's cause it was common to see 60+ year old coaches...who knows, but I feel 54 is a young coach for some reason.