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Posted: Nov 12, 2023 - 9:27am

Texas A&M just fired Jimbo Fisher...In his first coaching job as offensive coordinator for Samford he made 20k for the year back in 1991-1992...He will be paid 26K a day for the next 8 years not to coach Texas A&M...{#Eek}
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Posted: Nov 11, 2023 - 7:05am

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If only there was technology available to allow him to communicate his coaching decisions to the sidelines during the game.

   Smoke Signals?  
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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 6:28pm

 steeler wrote:

Big 10 suspends Jim Harbaugh for final 3 games of regular season (although he will be allowed to coach team at practices during the week, but not games).



If only there was technology available to allow him to communicate his coaching decisions to the sidelines during the game.
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Posted: Nov 10, 2023 - 1:47pm

Big 10 suspends Jim Harbaugh for final 3 games of regular season (although he will be allowed to coach team at practices during the week, but not games).
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Posted: Sep 18, 2023 - 8:59am

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Couldn't stand Sanders when he broke in back in the late 80's. It was the new age, showboating, etc. He wasn't the only one of course. Back in the day in athletic endeavors we were brought up with a certain level of sportsmanship which didn't allow for taunting or gloating etc. Now I don't feel any different probably. Celebrating is ok and sports are pretty emotional on all sides, but I do feel differently about Sanders. He has proven over his career to be the real thing. I admire him for the "it" he's been blessed with and has used effectively. Very happy for his success. He gets to coach a major college program with his own two sons on the team. What a dream. That area of the country is football crazy like many other areas. Looking forward to following.



I wasn't following him back then, but I am pretty impressed with the coaching/mentoring of his players...beyond the 3-0 start.

The talk of him kicking players out...he defended that on 60 minutes. While admitting many were not good enough to be on his team, he also offered something like, if I can scare you out with just my words, you don't belong here...and not everyone who heard that message was scared and left...some fought to stay. 




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Posted: Sep 18, 2023 - 8:50am

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The Colorado State coaches a dirty brand of football. So many illegal plays that seemed to try to injure...Dirt, just plain dirty.
{#Snooty}


Yes, for a coach grumbling about manners...he apparently is lousy at instilling discipline in his own team.
While I was impressed with CSUs defense...those cheap shots especially by Blackburn on Hunter, which put him out of the game for a few weeks and probably out of Heisman contention, were inexcusable. 
But what a comeback and game....I think it clocked in at just over 4 hours. 
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Posted: Sep 17, 2023 - 10:47am

Couldn't stand Sanders when he broke in back in the late 80's. It was the new age, showboating, etc. He wasn't the only one of course. Back in the day in athletic endeavors we were brought up with a certain level of sportsmanship which didn't allow for taunting or gloating etc. Now I don't feel any different probably. Celebrating is ok and sports are pretty emotional on all sides, but I do feel differently about Sanders. He has proven over his career to be the real thing. I admire him for the "it" he's been blessed with and has used effectively. Very happy for his success. He gets to coach a major college program with his own two sons on the team. What a dream. That area of the country is football crazy like many other areas. Looking forward to following.

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Posted: Sep 17, 2023 - 9:42am

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Didn’t their coach throw shade on Deion Sanders?  How’d that work out?  


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He criticized Sanders for not taking his hat and sunglasses of during interviews.

"I sat down with ESPN today. And I don't care if they hear it in Boulder. I told them, 'I took my hat off, and I took my glasses off.' And I said, 'When I talk to grown-ups, I take my hat and my glasses off.' That's what my mother taught me," Norvell said. "They're not going to like us, no matter what we say or do. It doesn't matter. So, let's go up there and play."

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Posted: Sep 17, 2023 - 8:55am

 Coaxial wrote:
The Colorado State coaches a dirty brand of football. So many illegal plays that seemed to try to injure...Dirt, just plain dirty.
{#Snooty}

Didn’t their coach throw shade on Deion Sanders?  How’d that work out?  

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Posted: Sep 17, 2023 - 6:19am

The Colorado State coaches a dirty brand of football. So many illegal plays that seemed to try to injure...Dirt, just plain dirty.{#Snooty}
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Posted: Sep 4, 2023 - 5:53am

 steeler wrote:
 Coaxial wrote:

He brought players that wanted to play for him. He inherited a group that had little to no talent and he had no reason to keep the low performers. I see no reason to condemn him for his use of the portal to build his team around the three players that remained from last years Colorado team.  

Condemn is a little strong; I would say I question how this was done. For example, telling players to leave and then labeling them as quitters bothers me. Prime is about his brand and, yes, about winning. He has quickly turned the team around, as we saw yesterday against TCU. An impressive win.
 
Sorry, maybe chastised would be a better word. He did what he had to do and we will never see it happen like that again. I don't think their will ever be a need to do it again. X amount of those players didn't want to put in the work and left. Maybe they couldn't take orders from a man like Prime...We just don't know...I know this though, he cut out the cancer that lost eleven of twelve game last year and transplanted it with a group who all gave him 110% and my hats off to him.{#Meditate}
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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 3:57pm

My initial thought on a prophylactic measure is for there to be a maximum number of portal transfers one college can bring in per year/season.

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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 12:51pm

 steeler wrote:

That is how I see it. I think it is an apt description.


I take issue with folks trying to tear the man down… I certainly couldn’t argue with someone who’s had the success he’s had in sports and life. If you followed sanders since Jackson st, building player’s abilities and individual character has been central to his messaging.  
as for turning these amateurs into a business, that’s been evident for decades…mixed feelings but agree they should be able to monetize their own image …but much against  schools paying any athletes 


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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 12:51pm

 steeler wrote:

That is how I see it. I think it is an apt description.


I take issue with folks trying to tear the man down… I certainly couldn’t argue with someone who’s had the success he’s had in sports and life. If you followed sanders since Jackson st, building player’s abilities and individual character has been central to his messaging.  
as for turning these amateurs into a business, that’s been evident for decades…mixed feelings but agree they should be able to monetize their own image …but much against  schools paying any athletes 


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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 11:25am

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He may not have used those words...but that's exactly what he said when he was hired.


That is how I see it. I think it is an apt description.


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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 11:22am

 steeler wrote:
By the way, I used the phrase about not letting the door hit you in the ass on the way out to describe the situation as it appeared to me. I never said that he had said that. I put quotes around statements he has made.

He may not have used those words...but that's exactly what he said when he was hired.

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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 10:33am

 black321 wrote:

Do you not like Sanders because he said don’t let the door hit u on the ass(which he didn’t), or because they quit (which some did), or because he used the portal system to replace players he didn’t think were up to his standards and others who quit, and rebuild a team that was 1-11, not to mention had been underperforming for a decade plus… which he was hired to do? 

Ps what I do like about Sanders is his ability not only to rebuild a program but also build young players, most of whom won’t make it to the pros, to be successful adults.  




I do not dislike Deion Sanders (in fact, I have followed his career starting with his time at Florida State). I have stated a few times now that I questioned what he did and how he did it. I especially do not think he needed to be as publicly vocal about getting rid of players so he can bring new ones in (“No way that I can put new furniture in this beautiful home if we don’t clean out the old furniture."). He made it known to the old players on Day One that they should be looking to enter the transfer portal and he did so, by his own admission, to open up as many scholarships as possible to be able to bring in new and better players. Not a surprise, then, that so many players chose to leave the program.

Curious as to what you are basing your statement that he works to â€œbuild young players . . . to be successful adults?” Not saying he hasn’t done that; I really do not know. I do think he showed some unnecessary disrespect for the Colorado players that were encouraged to leave the program,. It does appear to me that his public statements inescapably branded the ousted players as losers. Did not Colorado and Sanders owe them more than that? In this regard, I echo rgio’s comments. These are student-athletes (supposedly). To me, this underscores that winning is all that matters.

By the way, I used the phrase about not letting the door hit you in the ass on the way out to describe the situation as it appeared to me. I never said that he had said that. I put quotes around statements he has made.

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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 9:09am

 black321 wrote:
Ps what I do like about Sanders is his ability not only to rebuild a program but also build young players, most of whom won’t make it to the pros, to be successful adults. 

He could have done that for last year's players as well. 

It's about winning.  In order to rebuild, you first have to tear down.  That involves the same number of lives, who had committed to CU only to have them turn on them. 

So much for amateur athletics.


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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 8:56am

 steeler wrote:

Condemn is a little strong; I would say I question how this was done. For example, telling players to leave and then labeling them as quitters bothers me.

Prime is about his brand and, yes, about winning. He has quickly turned the team around, as we saw yesterday against TCU. An impressive win.




Do you not like Sanders because he said don’t let the door hit u on the ass(which he didn’t), or because they quit (which some did), or because he used the portal system to replace players he didn’t think were up to his standards and others who quit, and rebuild a team that was 1-11, not to mention had been underperforming for a decade plus… which he was hired to do? 

Ps what I do like about Sanders is his ability not only to rebuild a program but also build young players, most of whom won’t make it to the pros, to be successful adults.  



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Posted: Sep 3, 2023 - 5:32am

 Coaxial wrote:

He brought players that wanted to play for him. He inherited a group that had little to no talent and he had no reason to keep the low performers. I see no reason to condemn him for his use of the portal to build his team around the three players that remained from last years Colorado team.  

Condemn is a little strong; I would say I question how this was done. For example, telling players to leave and then labeling them as quitters bothers me.

Prime is about his brand and, yes, about winning. He has quickly turned the team around, as we saw yesterday against TCU. An impressive win.



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