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Louisville fires their coach

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  1. dabuffffs

    dabuffffs New Member

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4695416

    After just 3 seasons, and he had an identical record the past three seasons as Hawkins (albeit one more win this season). Louisville has the balls to pull the trigger, but apparently we don't......interestingly look at the bottom of the article.

    This is likely what it will take for an athletic department to wake up.
     
  2. Matt

    Matt Nerd Drone Pilot Club Member

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    Wonder if we will start to see more and more empty seats next year.
     
  3. huskermark

    huskermark Well-Known Member

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    How many games does CU sellout each year?
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i'd take Kragthorpe as OC.
     
  5. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yup. And Louisville is hardly a big-time football school.
     
  6. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Half of their stadium was empty, our situation seems pretty dire, but it's nothing like that.
     
  7. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Louisville is a private school, too.
     
  8. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Actually it isn't.

    Syracuse is the only private school in the Big East.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    No offense Matt, but kind of a dumb question. What do you think?
     
  10. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    The more I think about it, the more of a disaster this season was. Started with committing to Invesco for TEN YEARS, followed that up by getting worked by CSU at home, followed closely by getting our ass kicked by Toledo. Scott transfers, Hawk is rumored to be gone - having Buffs everywhere stupidly dreaming of Shanahan* - Hawk stays and we cap it with a loss to Nebraska, no extra bowl practices (this team could really use them) and now Spond decommits. What a ****show.

    *This includes me. What an idot.
     
  11. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    pretty much. 2 years ago at this time i used to eat lunch at my buddy's restaurant a couple times a week and there were 4-5 players who came in all the time. they were STOKED to be playing in a bowl game. the excitement was awesome. now, nothing.
     
  12. OKCBuff

    OKCBuff Well-Known Member

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    For football, anyway.

    But good on UL for pulling the trigger. It's nice to see they give a dang about their program.
     
  13. HornBuff

    HornBuff Horns Down

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    The obvious question here: what was the buyout, financial situation?
     
  14. HornBuff

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    Two years left at $1.1 mill per.

    There you have it.
     
  15. Matt

    Matt Nerd Drone Pilot Club Member

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    I'm talking half empty.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    No doubt. If Kiesau gets the Portland State job I would hope that Kragthorpe was high on the interview list (probably go back to the NFL, though). I'd also be very happy with Chuck Long.
     
  17. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    :confused:
     
  18. supahphish

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    The Big East only has 8 football teams in the conference but a lot more bball programs.
     
  19. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    :doh:
     
  20. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same as you but it looks like Long still has 1 more year of his $700,000 "office job" at San Diego State. No way we could pay him even half of that to take over as OC.
     
  21. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I doubt Long has the luxury to pull a Shanahan and sit out for a couple of years. If we come calling and offer a decent salary to be our OC, I think he'd take it. Unless of course some other school that can offer him a multi year deal calls.
     
  22. RalphieSpeaks

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    actually CU has an open multi year contract still available.....no indication that they would actually use it
     
  23. sackman

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    We sold out the CSU game this year. So, one.
     
  24. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I say we open up the piggy bank for Cabral, he's a keeper. Everyone else deserves a 1 year contract.
     
  25. ScottyBuff

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    Would be a good gesture but Cabral's long-term dedication to the university stands on its own and other schools can't recruit against that for the guys he is targeting.

    It would be best for the university if they could show some stability on offense to recruits, but it doesn't matter if the HC might only last 1 year, unless the OC is named the HC-in-waiting.

    I thought I read somewhere that DiStefano is not on a long-term contract, so figured that he would probably use up that last one if anyone did.
     

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