Well, not his specific pain, of course. Given the metaphor he (aptly) chose to use, I should be quite clear upon that point.
However, Brian Cook awoke on Saturday morning 100 per cent convinced that the right guy was leading his alma mater's football program, proceeded to watch his team get thumped by an orange-and-blue-clad conference rival that had known the shame and ignominy of being coached by Ron Zook, and came out of it thinking, "It's no longer crazy to think this may not work out after all."
I'm right there with you, brother. I told you we were more alike than different.