An Alternate Timeline
Today, tUMD announced that Brett Larson is coming back to reclaim his position as assistant coach. Thank you for announcing that at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, but whatever, it is great news however/whenever it came! You’ll recall that I didn’t think this would happen, but could envision a circumstance in which it could. This is the best possible hire tUMD could have made.
“I could not be more thrilled to be coming home to work at my alma mater,” said Larson. “I loved my time playing and coaching at UMD and cannot wait to once again be part of the Bulldog family.”
Brett, from the moment you committed to the program as a young lad from Denfeld HS, you have been part of the Bulldog family and that didn’t stop when you left.
In the wake of this hire, I have revised my idea of how the next few years will shape up in men’s hockey. Here’s the new timeline:
August 21, 2015: Brett Larson re-joins the Bulldogs.
April 9, 2016: tUMD wins their second national championship, 5 years to the day from their first one. Heck, it can even be against Michigan. Maybe not in OT? I’m not picky.
March 2017: Ryan Sandelin commits to tUMD.
April 2017: Scott Sandelin steps down as head coach and gets some AHL/NHL job somewhere. Somewhere far, far, far, far, FAR away from North Dakota, to please Mrs. Sandelin.
June 2017: Brett Larson takes the reins as head coach of tDogs.
October 2037: UND finally decides on a nickname: sUNDogs.
You’ll recall I am an excellent prognosticator, so don’t be shocked when all of this comes to pass.