I'll say I don't agree with your thinking on any level but especially your last point. I don't see any posters hoping Johnson gets fired. Some might think he will but pretty much unanimously everybody who posts on here is sick of losing. They want Ben to succeed.
I don't think any of us are on the team or the staff so we are being insubordinate....it's a message board where people get to state how they'd do it differently. Difference of opinion is pretty routine actually.
You don't agree with my 'thinking on any level?' I'm not calling the shots just trying to grasp what I feel is Johnson's unsound philosophy about using scholarships. Some posters on here accuse me and others of defending Johnson at every turn but fail to acknowledge this and many other times where I DO find fault in his decisions.
"Coach Johnson presented a sound argument for how he wants to run his team so we have to live with it."
I guess you're right, we don't have to live with it. We can follow another team if we don't like it or pony up our multimillion dollar personal fortune to the AD to fire Ben and hire someone who allocates scholarships the way we want.
"I think Johnson sees the 'walk ons' such as Ramberg as the deep bench and warranting of a scholarship. They know their 'role' and this may entice future walk-ons in the future."
I am open to other thoughts but IF he ends up allocating multiple scholarships to walk-ons, this is my interpretation of what he MIGHT be thinking.
"If this blows up in Johnson's face, this will lead to his hastened dismissal which is what many posters are hoping for anyhow. Consider this a win for you!"
I wrote in another thread that not allocating all of the scholarships would be a fireable offense in my opinion after last year's bench challenges. MANY on here would just as soon see the Johnson experiment end sooner than later and move on to a coach who has a stronger pedigree.
I am really hoping that the stars align and Johnson can build this program back to respectability. I am willing to give him a longer leash than others but I am VERY skeptical of not using all scholarships available.