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 on: Today at 07:49:06 pm 
Started by HeathWimp - Last post by twistitup
CBB and Long are a package deal...

 on: Today at 07:42:34 pm 
Started by OnYourToes - Last post by ifghog
 The only people that have a problem with my way or the highway leadership are people who hate authority . They probably dont like cops either. You can argue but most here know it's true.

 on: Today at 07:40:20 pm 
Started by holeinthewall - Last post by jdelo77
I over played the pick 4 , I knew sassy sienna and mourinho were solid singles but I went all in the last leg when I should have went just a few deep ..Iíll take the little bit of profit ...

 on: Today at 07:38:45 pm 
Started by hobhog - Last post by Flrazrback
Currently 48 in NW Florida with a projected low of 26. Chance of "winter precipitation" that's sleet and maybe a flurry..

 on: Today at 07:35:23 pm 
Started by pignparadise - Last post by JayHog
He was the best at throwing long passes the length of the court to someone streaking for a layup or dunk. I swear dude was a QB in a former life. Lol

 on: Today at 07:35:19 pm 
Started by WILL CLINTON - Last post by widespreadsooie
CFB 36-22-1 (Final)
NFL 22-16-1

Played all the NFL games this weekend, mostly for action...

PHI +3
NE -13
JAX +7.5
MN -4

NFL 26-16-1

This weekend:

JAX +9
MN -3

 on: Today at 07:33:43 pm 
Started by OnYourToes - Last post by racinghog
All coaches (for the most part) are "my way or the highway types". The difference in them is the degree in which it is employed. The 4 most demanding coaches in my lifetime at Ark were Broyles, Holtz, Richardson and Petrino.

 on: Today at 07:32:11 pm 
Started by B. Sharp - Last post by B. Sharp
I have 4 lower level tickets available for sale for SC - 2/6.  Section 120, row 5 - $25.00@

 on: Today at 07:25:58 pm 
Started by HeathWimp - Last post by ricepig

From what I have been told the BOT was concerned about the long term finances of the athletic department more so than the shape is it currently in. It's one thing to say you've got luxury boxes for the NEZ project completely leased for the coming season. What happens if the football program has multiple dissappointing seasons in a row? What if the average crowd drops from 65,000 to 35,000. As the leases for older skyboxes around the stadium come up for renewal what happens if the demand for them drops? What happens to the indoor club seating areas if the demand for those tickets drops?

The BOT felt like Long had a spending problem and was relying too much on SEC turnback money as a bailout if a financial problem developed. With the financial difficulties ESPN is experiencing there is a belief that turnback money has peaked, that future contracts with the SEC will not be as lucrative.

Finally there were some specific things Long supposedly did through the Foundation that the BOT felt was irresponsible. As I have stated before I have no proof of this and will not present it here as fact. There is no way to access the Foundation financial records to find out.

You do know that the BOT voted to issue those bonds? And since when have we had consecutive losing seasons when we didn't fire the coach? The SEC Network/ESPN contract is through 2034.

 on: Today at 07:25:18 pm 
Started by OnYourToes - Last post by racinghog
One who crashed and burned when he tried to lead men?

I know, that seems a cheap shot but -- really -- I'm being serious.

1.  Saban
2.  Petrino
3.  Holtz
4.  Tarkanian
5.  Spurrier
6.  Erickson
7.  Pitino
8.  Calipari
9.  Kruger

...and there's more (I'd guess, these were off the top of my head).

There's a point where "my way or the highway" just ceases to function.  Hell, even at the college level, it tends to implode over time in my opinion.  At best (Herb Brooks) you can get away with with it for a very short term period chasing an exceedingly specific goal.

Sure, you can argue that'd be a National Title.

But it just doesn't strike me as a long-term building agent.  Even the military -- mentioned previously by another poster -- spends the bulk of its time deprogramming the ranks as they progress by serving an MOS, potential OCS, War College in Leavenworth, KS, etc.  Basic is irrevocably perceived and portrayed as being just that.

So, yes.  I still believe a Draconian motif is self-serving, arrogant and counterproductive.  In many of the cases regarding coaches mentioned above?  It was outright cowardice.
Interesting you mentioned Herb Brooks.....him being the first that I recall that used the term "uncommon", in choosing the 80 Olympic Hockey Team. 

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