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Bill Hempen out as CU Buffs soccer coach

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Kyle RingoCamera Sports Writer

    Colorado women's soccer coach Bill Hempen has coached his final game with the Buffs in Boulder, but it is unclear if he has resigned or been fired after a last place finish in the school's first season in the Pac-12 Conference

    Originally posted by Daily Camera
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  2. buffs

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    Bill Hempen - Women's Soccer Coach Fired

    Ringo reporting that he is gone. He did much to get CU's women's soccer program to a competitive level in the time he was here. Perhaps Paul Hogan will be a candidate.
     
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  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm interested in finding out whether this was Hempen's decision or not.

    His teams have certainly underperformed the past few years. I respect a lot of what he accomplished at CU, but I think it was time for new direction.
     
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    pac 12 money quickly going to use... on soccer? :lol: :thumbsup:
     
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    ... ...
    ...if Bohn seriously FIRED Hempen, he's an idiot. I was not and am still not a Bohn fan (not that I think he's horrible in everything). CU Women's Soccer owes Hempen a LOT...practically everything. He deserves the last few years of mediocrity to rebuild his team.

    ...I really hope our AD isn't that moronic and arrogant to fire Hempen, and Bill is just choosing to leave on his own.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Hempen has done a lot for CU Women's Soccer, but this past season was just bad, mediocrity was nowhere in sight. I think it was time for both sides to move on.
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    this...but it depends who they bring in
     
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    The CU women's soccer team went from non-existant to tournament regular in the span of about 6 years. Then went screaming right back to near complete irrelevancy. I'm not sure what Hempen did so right at the beginning and so wrong at the end. Having Nikki Marshall for four years probably had a lot to do with how good they were. Losing her probably had a lot to do with how bad they became.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Starting to hear that Hempen's relationship with club and HS coaches in the state isn't what it should be. That we've got the in-state talent to be one of the better programs but that they prospects won't come to CU.

    I don't follow soccer closely enough to know. But I do follow recruiting and can say that recruiting for every single program except soccer is going well.
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    colorado is a surprising mine of soccer talent
     
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    This was definitely not Hempen's decision. He did a lot for the program but I think its time to move on, I think he lost touch with the players. In college sports you can't just cut the players so if a change needs to be made its always on the coach. I hope we make the right hire.
     
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    I would imagine they reach out to Hogan, hell, Bill probably got to him before Bohn did with the news. Interesting to see if he'd be interested in departing Coastal Carolina after only one season. The money should be a substantial increase and Pac-12 is big girl soccer compared to the Big South.

    It's worth noting that Hogan just led the Lady Chanticleers to a record very similar to CU's this fall.
     
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    Right. Colorado has some of the best girls soccer clubs in the nation. Hempen hasn't landed much of that talent in the last few years which I'm assuming hurts recruiting in-state, and out of state. If Bohn were smart, he'd be interviewing the top club coaches at Rush and Real Colorado.
     
  16. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    [​IMG]

    Thats not a full volley... THIS IS A FULL VOLLEY
     
  17. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    and that wasnt even half funny...
     
  18. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i know
     
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    I´m available, Mike.
     
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    can you recruit?
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Hire me mike... id go bieniemy on the sideline and ron jeremy in the locker room
     
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    I´ve always had a good eye for talent on Football Manager.
     
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    I will say this, we have a family friend who played for CU and another who was being recruited by him from the club program. I got the sense that he was not well liked by many of the players. He wanted our club level friend to play but would not offer her a scholarship. She would have been a starter with no scholarship. She said, "No thanks." School was her priority and it wasn't worth the sacrifice. The friend who played for him was a top starter and didn't care for him much. I think that a rigid guy like that will eventually wear thin on the players.
     
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    There I fixed it for you. Duke.
     
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    Plati press release says he resigned. Recalling when he came from Duke (head coach) to CU it was a big deal for the program. Our two best seasons occurred during his time in 2003 and 2008.

    And thanks for putting the RSSbot post on top, I like being underneath her....
     
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    That is not that unusual a thing in sports like soccer. They only have so many scholarships to give out. I was offered the same kind of deal at Missouri after high school. I had a spot on the team but no scholarship, but I could earn one the next year. I couldn't do it because I would have to pay out of state tuition. But if CU had varsity soccer and they offered me the same thing, I would have taken it in a minute.
     
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    Just throwing in my vote: Jens for coach. Couldn't be any worse than 4-13-2 :thumbsup:
     
  28. MiamiBuffs

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    He let Bri Pugh get away...

    http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle....&DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=205088917&Q_SEASON=2011

    She scored against the Buffs. Bill got a red card in that game which was one of the more violent games I'd been to. The refs were not calling anything. One of the Buff players let my daughter in the locker room afterwards which she thought was pretty cool.
     
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    Expecting a hire any day now
     
  30. Buffnik

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    Good. We need to get rolling.
     

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