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Matt Russell

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I submit Matt Russell, Director of Player Personnel for YOUR Denver Broncos as the next AD for the University of Colorado.

    If I'm Benson/DiStefano, I want to pass the buck. The only possible way they can do that is to relieve Mike Bohn of his duties, hire a new AD, and give him/her (I had to throw "her" in there ya know because I'm PC) full reign. With that chess move, they then deflect blame. So, if I were Bruce, I'd reach out to Matt Russell.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Ceal Barry is a legitimate candidate if Bohn is replaced.
     
  3. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Wait we just realized that hiring a former star player with questionable qualifications for Head Coach was maybe a bad idea, but we want to try the same strategy for our next AD?
     
  4. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Absolutely not. It is time to clean house completely. No more McCartney Tree hires. Time to get new blood at Colorado.
     
  5. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    How old is she?
     
  6. DBT

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    I would not be behind that. Sorry.
     
  7. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    So, now that this "experiment" seems to have failed, you will never consider hiring anyone with CU ties again? That is folly, my friend.
     
  8. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Why not?
     
  9. DBT

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    My son served her at a function at the St. Julien. She treated him like ****. Pissed me off. I got the impression that she is not a very likable person. I also had a coworker who's daughter went on a bball recruiting trip there. Same thing.

    But, I will admit. I do like her as a basketball commentator. She does a good job. She comes across well. So, my personal feelings certainly do not disqualify her.
     
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  10. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I didn't say ever again. I just said that we need to stop living in the past with the McCartney era. We desperately need new blood.
     
  11. DBT

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    So, we have to wait another 20 years before hiring a former Buff. I get it. Then we can hire someone from the Rick Neuhisel/Gary Barnett/Dan Hawkins era.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's not that, DBT. People are simply not in the mood to hear about another person floated for a key CU job because the person played at CU or was on a coaching staff.

    Regarding Matt Russell, what in his background gives him any insight into what it takes to manage a college athletic department?
     
  15. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Why do we need to hire a former Buff? McCartney was not a Buff. Let's get the next McCartney. By the way Rick Neuheisel and Gary Barnett are from the McCartney tree, I am including all of them. Right now there is a very powerful McCartney tree faction that is exerting a lot of pressure to protect Embree and EB from warranted criticism. You hear one squeak from CJ, Barnett, Alfred Williams, Klatt, or McCartney even remotely criticizing Embree? That is scary because all of them are local media personalities that have voices that are heard by a lot of people. It is time to cut the cord.
     
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  16. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I would support Ceal Barry.
     
  17. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    In her defense, your son t-boned her car enroute to the event, so she was a little grumpy still.
     
  18. PhillyBuff

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    Didn't know that was your style DBT.

    Youd take that straight up huh?
     
  19. DBT

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    Edit: He IS director of player personnel for the Broncos. I believe, in that position, he is in charge of the evaluating college players, prioritizing the draft, negotiating contracts. But, on reflection, he is not a politician.
     
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  20. Uncle Ken

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    Yeah, not good AD material based on those qualifications. But maybe a head coach or coordinator?
     
  21. DBT

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    I could give a rat's ass if the next AD or coach is a former Buff or not.
     
  22. buffsyko

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    After your keep hawk campaign, your suggestions fall on deaf ears :lol:
     
  23. DBT

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    Hey, all our suggestions fall on deaf ears my friend. Do any of us think anything we say on this ****ing board will change a damned thing? :smile2:
     
  24. buffsyko

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    Nope, wouldn't matter if we had a session with benson and distefano, they wouldn't care. Time to run these two out of boulder.
     
  25. Buffnik

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    What exactly does any of that have to do with being an AD?
     
  26. Buffalo Brad

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    DBT I applaud your seeing that we have problems throughout the AD and suggesting new candidates. It will be interesting to see where this goes because the state of the program suggests that there need to be major changes across the board. I would suggest that if Bohn does take the fall here, that we get some fresh faces with experience in that can evaluate the program from top to bottom and then place their stamp on the program by laying out a vision and plan for rectifying the problems. I also would advocate for bringing in someone without any ties but extensive experience and get a real independent and credible plan which would include leadership for the football program.

    not sure if that can be accomplished under Benson and DiStefano but my guess is that the AD is going to be the first fall guy. The new AD, if the CU Admin has the balls to make the move, can then start the building process. My guess is that brining in a new FB staff will be one of his/her first moves.
     
  27. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    oh good a guy with as much experience as embo...
     
  28. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    nothing.
     
  29. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    people hate me i get **** done.

    We need people who get **** done, not useless inexperienced children.
     
  30. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I think Ceal Barry would be an intriguing possibility. Nik was telling me at Buffs Madness about her, and she doesn't sound like someone who would put up with losing.
     

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