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"Go play intramurals, brother"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by FishHack76, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Bottom line is the coach is threatening parents and players while flouting NCAA rules. So I side with the parents in this case.
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Terd, most coaches (who, admittedly, aren't as colorful as Dandy Dan here) aren't going to make a d facto admission that they're holding "voluntary" workouts. I don't think we're expressing outrage; we all know it goes on, and honestly, we might be turning our heads on it more than we should.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Oh, and AQB, thanks for joining me in your refusal to use the sarcasm font.

    You r so funny! ROFLMAO. :D
  4. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    The teams that do hold workouts all offseason long, they are the ones making the headlines in bowl games.

    The team I cover has been at it since they got back from break with three early (I mean really early) morning workouts three days a week. And that's not even talking about the film study most of them do on their own.

    Basically, if you're doing what Mr. Hawkins is saying, then you're not going to have a .500 record — especially in the Big 12.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    "What do voluntary mean?"

  6. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Because what we need are MORE coaches who say nothing. Great suggestion.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Hulk Hogan would never go 2-10. It's in his contract. Maybe Hawkins needs to write creative control into his deal so that he's guaranteed never to have to job to Baylor and Texas Tech.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Based on the way CU played last season, I thought they were playing intramurals...

    A classic meltdown that would have gotten a lot more play if it came from a bigger name. It kind of made me like Hawkins though... Dealing with those asshole parents has to get taxing...
  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Oh, I most certainly am not.

    But I'm also far from sold on the Dan Hawkins BS. Losing to Montana State, which then lost to Chadron State, is inexcusable. As he said, it's the Big 12, not intramurals, so start coaching like you're in the Big 12.

    Think it was a coincidence that Boise State improved by four games from 2005, that Zabransky played considerably better, that the Broncos were measurably more efficient on offense, and that Ian Johnson got more carries, rather than being on the sidelines?

    Well, Gary Barnett coached at CU for seven years, had five winning records, and won three Big 12 North championships, and one Big 12 championship. He never had a two-win season, and he never lost to Montana Freaking State. So while he certainly had his faults, and I'm not defending his disciplinary acumen, his "country club" approach must have done something right.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Hey, Chadron State was a playoff team this year.
  11. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    I don't see why people can't pick up on that Ace. No one is surprised by the workouts or is saying it's wrong that Hawkins holds them because all coaches do, what we're saying is that he is coming out and saying players have to be at voluntary workouts, which flies in the face of NCAA rules.
  12. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    I think the funny thing is when he throws in the little line to the reporters along the lines of "They probably get more vacation than you guys." Good to know he can sympathize with all of us overworked journalists.
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