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Official 2016 Coaching Carousel Thread - How safe is Kevin Sumlin´s job?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by EddieCrowder, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. EddieCrowder

    EddieCrowder Club Member Club Member

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    Talk about crazy timing, you decide its time to fire the HC a week before the season starts ? Who is the rocket scientist that thought this was a good idea ? I mean yes there have been some allegations but this has to be the how to guide to screwing a program to death
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Starts earlier every year...



    Is Mike Bohn also the Illini AD?




    oh wait, nm, for cause, school doesn't pay him anything...
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    There most have been than smoke to the Tim B abuse stories.
     
  4. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    A peek into the Illini locker room last season...
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    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    @MarkTupper: Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has been named #Illini interim head coach. Beckman will not receive rest of salary or buyout. #dechr
    @MarkTupper: Thomas said external investigationis not complete, but indicated he has enough information to feel dismissal is necessary. #dechr
     
  6. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Active Member

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    When is the last time a coach was fired so close to the opening of a season?
     
  7. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Well done Illinois. Fire your coach nearly a year after the allegations, a week before kickoff. Top notch work right there.
     
  8. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    And the investigation isn't even complete yet. If all they needed was preliminary information, they could have had this decision last winter.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Wow! One week before the season starts.

    Apparently, an investigation revealed that he was mistreating players by forcing them to play through injuries and whatnot.



    Deadspin
    SBNation
    ESPN
     
  10. BuffNut99

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  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. We can pretty much write Illinos off for the next three years at a minimum. They'll be dog crap this year, dog crap next year, and unless they get some kind of coaching genius, dog crap the year after that.
     
  12. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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  13. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I applaud Illinois, they're sending an extremely powerful message that a neanderthal coach with absolutely no regard for his players will get **** canned regardless of timing.
     
  14. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the stuff Deadspin reporting in addition to forcing players to play hurt, told medical staff to not report injuries and postpone treatment, and it sounds like he lied to players regarding scholarships their final semester of senior year.

    Sounds like he got what he deserved but no idea how the school could have waited so long to fire the guy a week before the season starts.
     
  17. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Never a wrong time to do the right thing.
     
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  18. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Amazingly, one of the few times as a CU Buff in recent history that I can say "So glad that isn't my team."
     
  19. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    How are the facilities at Illinois? Is this an okay job or will coaches stay away?
     
  20. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    my guess there is more to the story
     
  21. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I'd guess you are right.

    Question is what do they know today that they didn't know 3-4 weeks ago at the start of camp? The allegations aren't new. They aren't the kind of thing that couldn't be investigated a long time ago.

    Did they finally get the legal opinion that they could fire for cause, did he refuse or fail to comply with a plan or order to change his methods?

    In terms of getting another HC job he is going to be toxic after this. Nobody wants to face the liability involved in hiring a coach who was fired for endangering students health. I wouldn't.
     
  22. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Holy cow!
     
  23. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Should have happened last December. He and Cubit engaged in fisticuffs on the sideline the year before. Wonder how that staff responds in what is now certainly a lame duck year. And does anyone in the AD go down with this ship now that the smoke is billowing?
     
  24. bombay

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    They're completing a major overhaul of the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) for basketball. It was originally constructed in 1963. I don't know how successful they'll be in bringing it to modern standards. Their football facilities are quite antiquated, and the state faces huge deficits. I think it would be difficult to find political cover to do major upgrades at this time even with private money.
     
  25. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    Leavit?
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    WTF dude?
     
  27. BuffHerd

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    Hawkins still available....... Seems like a program needing a little Hawk-love right about now.
     
  28. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    THIS! Saved 'em $3 million, not exactly chickenfeed....but, dammed attotrneys always take too much time and want overwhelming evidence before stepping up!
     
  29. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Kyle Flood Might be on the chopping block early too
     
  30. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Dave Bliss
     

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