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Jon Embree deletes his Twitter account

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Lt.Col.FrankSlade, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    From Ryan Thorburn:

     
  2. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Jon Embree has left the building

    ... at least on Twitter. It seems like he couldn´t take the - fairly tame - heat on there and deleted his account.

    Not good.
     
  3. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't be much fun to wake up to these:


     
  4. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If he cannot take that ... come on, man - the guy is the head coach of a BCS program. Of course it ain´t nice, but .... come on, man. (Yeah, I am watching Berman on Sunday Countdown)

    https://twitter.com/D_Mills_/status/243748366759120896

    It also looks like he blocked a guy for this.
     
  5. BuffaloChuck

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    What's wrong with being a quitter? Something tells me we'll see at least a few more examples of this 'ability'.
     
  6. OUBuff

    OUBuff American Club Member

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    JE's twitter blocking is much more effective than his offensive line
     
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  7. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: Twitter

    As my grandmother used to say, "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
     
  8. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Re: Jon Embree has left the building

    I never understand this reaction of shutting down a Twitter account. Did he really not expect heat and flak if things went south? It works both ways.. its not just a medium for sunshine pumping.
     
  9. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Not good when the head man starts hiding from the heat. Not good at all.
     
  10. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    lol!
     
  11. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    I dont blame him. Who wants all the negativity when you need to stay positive. He's got a ton of work and doesn't the distraction.

    I don't think he's the guy, but strangely I don't feel like piling on this week.
     
  12. OUBuff

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    If twitter is a recruiting tool, keeping the account does him no good. So in that perspective it makes complete sense.
     
  13. BinaryBuff

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    He shouldn't have created Twitter account in the first place if that's the case. If its only there to pump sunshine, then don't bother. I don't buy that its a distraction now that we have lost 2, but wasn't a distraction before.
     
  14. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I do. It´s about how you represent the program and yourself and just quitting when things aren´t going well is no way to handle this stuff. If you can´t take it when an anonymous guy calls you name online and just shut down afterwards, you´re not the kind of person who is capable of leading a BCS level football program.
     
  15. fatbuff

    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    This has Plati written all over it.
     
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    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    There goes Ralphie.
     
  17. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I don´t think it sends a good message to recruits when the guy who wants you to play for him just quietly quits something over night. No. good. at. all.
     
  18. buffgal

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    Exactly and the game didn't help recruiting either. Twitter is a must have with kids these days.
     
  19. Jens1893

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    Mind you, you could tell he only had the account because someone told him to and not because he was overly interested in it.
     
  20. Highlander27

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    Agree with Jens.

    This Is shades of Hawk who couldn't take the heat and protected his tweets late in his tenure. Dude is breaking down.

    I like Embree and all but if the floor drops out in this season, 0-12, 1-11, I don't know how you can keep him. I've seen too many cracks already. No team keeps a 0-12 coach, not even Hawaii when I played for them. We better have a plan B ready because I don't see us beating Fresno or winning anytime soon.
     
  21. Buffnik

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    Embo uses a different account (same setup for Facebook) to communicate with recruits. This was a PR decision from as AD with a history of being extremely thin-skinned. I guess since they want to shut down public criticism, the message is that we should just shut up. Either give blind support or they don't want us.
     
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    Very weak if he blocked an acct for that. I don't blame him for wanting to hide, but that's not what I want out of my head coach. Taking heat is part of the job.
     
  23. Junction

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    Exactly. I think the chances that Embree actually ever touched that account were pretty slim. Probably handled by a student intern in the AD, if I had to guess.... and the order to shut it down no doubt came from somebody above that person. Maybe in the AD, maybe in the SID department... :huh:
     
  24. RK

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    Although I dont think it was Embo's decision to delete it. If thats what caused whoever to delete it that is embarrassing. Thats not even half as bad as the tweets I see Kenny Bell (Receiver for Nebraska) get for dropping a pass..
     
  25. JimmyBuff

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    Very scary indeed.
     
  26. buffwings

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    Speaks volumes.:huh:
     
  27. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Embree: There were inappropriate things going on (on twitter). The main reason I was on was for recruiting and to keep tabs on my players.
     
  28. Junction

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    "Inappropriate things"? Like criticism?
     
  29. absinthe

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    Les miles has gotten death threats but still has a twitter account, just sayin'
     
  30. leftybuff

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    It's the internets, most of what is on here is inappropriate....
     
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