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Mac: Not recommended listening unless you want TO GET FIRED UP!

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  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    From today's luncheon:

    [video=facebook;10150287184585381]http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150287184585381[/video]
     
  2. BuffNut99

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    <--- Fired up! Just awesome!
     
  3. SINKRATZ

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    Great audio. I love the story about making the entire 60-man travel team explain in 3 minutes what they would contribute to the team if they traveled for the Nebraska game - and "I got right in their mustache" is one of my new favorite quotes.

    Mac made reference to something Barnett said earlier in the luncheon - I don't know about anyone else, but I think it's pretty cool that Barnett is still around the program despite having been fired. I wouldn't blame him for harboring some serious resentment toward the university for the way he was canned and the way Hawk has laid a lot of the blame for the state of the program on his regime.
     
  4. Idot Buff

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    Fricking Barnett walked out of here $3M richer. If he is resentful, then screw him.
     
  5. buffedup

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    Mac = Greatness.

    Bring back Mac!
     
  6. buffedup

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    Nobody said he is resentful, just that they could understand if he was. I was one of the people who thought we needed a change. Not because I didn't like Barnett, but just because the program needed to clear the air. Sadly, Hawk has brought a brown cloud that stinks way worse. I would love to see Mac and Barney back on the sidelines together.
     
  7. Idot Buff

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    Agreed. At this point, I would take anybody over Hawk...is Earl Bruce available?
     
  8. SINKRATZ

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    Barnett could be going on Klatt's show every week talking about how Hawk is ruining a once great program that was Big 12 North champs the year before he took over. I wouldn't blame Barnett for getting some measure of satisfaction out of Hawk's complete failure, but he has taken the high road when lesser men wouldn't.

    Barnett is a good guy....and she WAS a terrible kicker.
     
  9. Idot Buff

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    I will never forget Barnett's comment during his final press conference about the potential of CU...."it is a gold mine." I would love to hear him elaborate on that.....it has certainly not worked out that way so far.
     
  10. CUBUFF80

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  11. DBT

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    Mac says the exact same thing.
     
  12. Idot Buff

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    What does it mean? That we will start making money like Texas? We will start to compete for championships? We will have state-of-the-art facilities? Or, the endowment fund will get wise and invest in a goldmine in Idaho Springs?
     
  13. CenturyBuff

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    "Everything rises or falls on leadership."

    Damn right!
     
  14. CenturyBuff

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    The difference between Mac and Hawk:

    Hawk reads books about leadership.

    Mac can write them.

    Time for the staff and players to show up and grow up and get it done!!
     
  15. UrbanaBuff

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    Hmm, he doesn't sound like a 70-year old. I was expecting to hear an old man, but it didn't sound like one.
     
  16. UrbanaBuff

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    Bieniemy = "one man with his heart on fire"

    This speech is dripping with inspirational one-liners.
     
  17. UrbanaBuff

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    While Barnett did some great things at Northwestern, Mac is hyperbolizing a bit too much. Greatest coaching job of the last 50 years?? Also, Mac got it wrong... Barnett only went to one Rose Bowl, not two. He did win back-to-back Big Ten titles, though the second was shared.
     
  18. BuffNut99

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    He sounded sharp, but I was surprised that he said "1984" when he was talking about the 1994 team being so talented. He made one other such error, i can't recall what it was right now, but I won't pick apart the guy's speech, he could read the phone book to me and I'd be captivated.
     
  19. The Guest

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    The speech got me thinking. If we can just find a way to tie Georgia tomorrow, we stand a good chance at a national championship.
     
  20. DrunkPanda

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    does he really? obviously nothing from the books is sinking in, then. he's been anything but a good leader since he's been here
     
  21. CenturyBuff

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    No argument here. Point is Mac carries the aura of leadership, Hawk is a wannabe leader.
     
  22. Daaah

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    eeeehhhh... I was expecting more from everyone's comments.
     
  23. DBT

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    Daaah. Who the **** pissed in your Wheaties? :huh:
     
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    No one. I just didn't think it was that inspiring.

    What was so great about it?
     
  25. RalphieMalph

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    I think that quote shares some common ground with what I've heard Neuheisel said when he left. What was the exact line again? Something to the effect of, "CU has everything that money can't buy, but almost nothing that it can." That first element of his backhanded compliment is key.
     
  26. DBT

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    Well, for instance, Mac's recollection of the Texas game and how Bienemy and the offense got the defense .... forget it, man. Not worth the effort.
     
  27. InTheBuff

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    "Leadership makes all the difference"

    Bill McCartney
     
  28. SJBuff

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    As good as that audio is, just know that coach Mac is 1000 times better in person. I didn't get to go to the lunch but I'm sure those that did were completely blown away by Mac and his speech.
     
  29. cu2x

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    I can't get any video. Is there any?
     
  30. MtnBuff

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    I've said this before about Barnett and I will say it again. He is a good football coach that got caught in a PR situation that he wasn't prepared to handle and got hung out to dry by a spineless administration. CU football got the Duke Lacrosse treatment from Mary Keenan and the administration of the university at the time didn't have the courage to stand up and fight for what was right.

    The result was that Barnett was forced into a position of trying to defend himself and his players against a skilled attacker in a media environment that was looking for blood, he may have been very well equiped to adjust to an extra safety in the box or wide splits from the offensive line he was not prepared to deal with an ambitious lawyer once she got the ear of Paula Woodward at Channel 9 and Rick Reilly at SI.

    Barnett did get paid very well for leaving but he also got stained in a way that has prevented him from getting another job doing what he loves, coaching. Even with all that I respect him completely because it would have been very easy for him to blame the university (with reason,) blame the players and assistants who were involved in the marginal stuff that gave the story just enough legs to keep going, blame the media, etc. Instead he has been very classy about the whole thing. I have never once heard him blame his assistants, he has stood solidly in support of his players, and he still says positive things about the university.

    He may not have been the best coach CU ever had but he accepted blame for his faults and gave credit to others for his successes. Considering what we have now, and hopefully given an administration with a bit more backbone, I would prefer him to Hawk in an instant.
     

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