"… Why is it that coaches are not required to wear a coat and tie on the sidelines anymore for the sake of decorum? It may help the guy who is in the midst of a 4-12 season keep his job– or at least help him look more in control. The sidelines have become another place where “Casual Friday” has spread its insidious reach. Whatever happened to the tradition of the team coach actually getting dressed like a grown man?
It makes me long for the last guy who dressed with some style and respect– like he was going to church. Maybe it’s because for him the sidelines were his church: Paul “Bear” Bryant.”