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It's this kind of stuff that makes me like MacIntyre

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    From Adam's press luncheon notes he posted on the Rivals board (hope he doesn't mind me copying):

    During his post-game on-field interview with the Pac-12 Network on Saturday, MacIntyre was extremely emotional, and was fighting back tears. He was asked about that at today's presser: "All 112 of these young men are really my kids. Their parents entrust them to me. And I have to love them, care for them, discipline them when they are being knuckleheads, help them to keep maturing, keep hoping, keep praying, keep working with them, keep pushing them, keep finding ways to push the right buttons. A coach's job is to make a player do the things they don't want to do in order for him to reach the goals he wants to reach. And when you are helping and pushing kids, when you see game after game that disappointment in their eyes, it is hard. You want them to be successful. And when you see that joy in their eyes and you seem them proud and excited and all that, it is just like a proud dad. It is an emotional situation and it should be. If you put that much time into something, it is going to be emotional. If not, why do it? That is the thrill of it and that is also why a loss hurts because you put a lot of time into it.

    "When I watch a kid go make a play, I think about the time he sat in my office and think about the time something happened within his family that we had to go through together. Or I'll think about the time he had a hard time where something happened off the field that no one else knows about. I see them overcoming that, that is what I see. I don't just see Chidobe Awuzie, I see everything about Chidobe. I don't just see Sefo Liufau, I see everything about Sefo. So I am fully invested into these kids and that is emotional to me. … I am just who I am and I am passionate about it and care about them."

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    That's the kind of man I want to work for if I'm a coach, play for if I'm an athlete, or entrust my kid to if I'm the parent of a recruit. Please win, because nothing would be better than seeing CU football start winning championships again without having to sell out and use kids like so many other places do.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    If you watch the video, you can see how much he means it. Really hope he gets it going
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    MacIntyre is a nice man. There is no doubt that his heart is in the right place. He has been unwavering since he got here about his philosophy of emphasizing the 4F's: Foundation, Family, Future, Football. He walks that talk.

    When he gets a kid to commit, they are in the hands of a genuinely good person.

    It's easy to want the focus on Football only. But MacIntyre won't sacrifice the other three to build his culture.
     
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  4. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    MacInyre is a good guy.

    Nick Saban on the other hand casually stepped over one of his players in the midst of convulsions.
     
  5. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    He is a great guy, but can he win in this day and age of college football with his approach?
     
  6. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I don't know if he can win in this day and age with this approach but if nobody can it is time for me to find something else to be a fan of.

    Coaches don't have to be jerks to win. I'm hoping that M2 can become a winning coach here doing things the right way. Many are impatient but I see enough progress that I support giving him another year. My prediction before the season was 4-5 wins this year. If he can keep making progress next year we will have the advantage of building a program that is internally strong and won't fall apart overnight.

    It's much easier to be patient with a coach who is doing it right.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That is very well stated.
     
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    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Not to be a nancy pants, but isn't the last paragraph exactly the kind of thing that can affect a coaches judgment. It is great to see players as family, but when the game starts I'd prefer an objective approach to using the best players to win the game.

    "When I watch a kid go make a play, I think about the time he sat in my office and think about the time something happened within his family that we had to go through together. Or I'll think about the time he had a hard time where something happened off the field that no one else knows about. I see them overcoming that, that is what I see. I don't just see Chidobe Awuzie, I see everything about Chidobe. I don't just see Sefo Liufau, I see everything about Sefo. So I am fully invested into these kids and that is emotional to me. … I am just who I am and I am passionate about it and care about them."
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The head coach doesn't really manage personnel during a game. It's position coaches and coordinators. All a HC might do is scream over his headset, "Get Lindsay back in the damn game and feed him the damn rock!". What you're worried about isn't a thing. He's trying to win. All he's saying is that it's special when he sees one of these kids achieve something because it's personal for him.
     
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  10. MtnBuff

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    Caring about somebody doesn't mean you still can't make objective decisions about them.

    It hurts me to see the look on my 8 year old son and 9 year old daughter's faces when they get a time out and have to stand looking at the wall until I call them back over to discuss what they did wrong but I still do it. It is what is best for them (and the family) so decisions are made that aren't the easiest.

    A HC does this on a much bigger scale. In the heat of the moment you do what you have to do to win. Later you look back at the emotional part of it.

    Unless you are Dan Hawkins knowing that you aren't going to be a winner at CU so you focus on getting your son as many records as you can before you get fired.
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Well, Mac certainly can't be any worse in that area than the previous couple of guys, can he? And I take an opposite view. He wants all his kids to succeed and, therefor, is LESS likely to play favorites.
     
  12. Sykobuff

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    Good guy, now win.
     
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    Makes me wonder if, while there could be faster (shortcut) ways to rebuild a program, this might be the right way to build a program. Here's hoping...
     
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    Here's the video link to that quote LINK
     
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  15. Bufffan68

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    I don't think anyone doubts Mac's character or passion...he's a good man...I hope he is successful on the field too.
     
  16. 89BUFF89

    89BUFF89 Well-Known Member

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    Easy to root for, let's hope nice guys don't finish last though, at the end of it all he needs to win more football games than he loses...
     
  17. BorrachoBuff

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    We need a Football Coach, not a Guidance Counselor
     
  18. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    That use of the royal "we" could not be more wrong.
     
  19. Sykobuff

    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    So you need a guidance counselor?
     
  20. DBT

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    That's pretty heavy, man!
     
  21. sackman

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    Thanks, Bohn.

    Oh, wait. Wrong thread?
     
  22. Buffalo Brad

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    Pulling for him to get it done. That was heart felt and genuine.
     
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    rosstr Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately being a nice guy hasn't gotten him any wins, any recruiting success, and has resulted in an empty stadium. So to me, being a nice guy is as irrelevant to the HFC position at Colorado as how many Nathan's hotdogs he can slam in 10 minutes.
     
  24. DavisBuff

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    MMac is a good guy. No question. He also is a good coach. The team has shown enough signs of improvement to warrant at least one more year to see if MMac can start getting some wins.
    The ideal situation would be to keep MMac at head coach and upgrade the staff again like last year. Bringing Leavitt and Tumpkin in was a huge boost. It also shows MMac can and will make the right move when improvement is needed.
    Let's go Buffs.
     
  25. zbuff

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    Somebody on I think it was ralphie report compiled successive classes by Rivals ratings, trying to argue in MM's favor. However, these classes were improving at a 0.05 Rivals clip per year. I'm all for incremental improvement, but that's a really small increment. Recruiting is to a great degree self-fulfilling: some schools will always recruit just because of who they are, others because of a recognized coach, but for the most part, great players want to play with other great players to reach high goals. We are in the latter group, and after seeing a 3rd class come together, you really have to question whether we're ever gonna get there with this coach.
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I can only imagine how long your parental lectures are.
     
  27. Bufffan68

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    I wonder if it would help recruiting if parents and kids saw that spontaneous reaction from Mac...maybe something for the CU video team?
     
  28. DBT

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    Yeah, I think a video of Mac crying after a game will do the trick.
     
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  29. MtnBuff

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    Nope, they talk, I listen. If they haven't thought it through back they go for more thinking time.

    If I'm in the middle of a long post they might get more thinking time. LOL
     
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    If we had just a handful of difference makers in certain spots this team could get over the hump. A mobile QB to extend plays since our O line is always in flux, a big body on D line opposing team had to worry about and double team, a sideline to sideline thumper at LB.
     
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