In the cold light of hindsight, the unloved Braine stands revealed as a teller of truths. He famously averred that, at least for Tech football, inherent impediments existed that would keep the Jackets from achieving lasting greatness. More than a decade later, his evaluation has been revealed as truth. Tech has had some superb seasons, followed immediately by seasons rather less superb.
Some alums feared that, coming from non-football Xavier, Bobinski would care nothing for the only sport that matters. That was never close to being true. (He did, we note, graduate from Notre Dame.) That Bobinski didn't settle -- or, not to be mean about it, quite fit -- had more to do with his temperament than his background.