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Silence is Beautiful

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by tsarbomba, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape

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    (Forewarning: I use the phrase "in my opinion a lot in this article for a very specific reason.) This whole post is my opinion, and nothing more. I make no factual assertions about anyone, it is one man's opinion--mine.

    Since Butchie bailed on the Buffs for Tennessee, we have heard essentially nothing from CU Athletics about the coaching search. And to that, I say Hallelujah! That is as it should be, and how it usually is done by competent professionals. We don't need to know who they are talking to, who is flying into town for look-see, and especially to whom contract offers are made. I have followed college athletics for a long time, and I have never seen a process more open to the media than the Butch Jones saga. We could say that CU has learned their lesson from that fiasco, but I think that they knew that already.

    In my opinion the entire fiasco was caused by Jones' agent Trace Armstrong. Armstrong talked about Butchie's interest in CU prior to the meeting. He said Butchie was coming to CU. In my opinion he was the source that gave the story to the Denver Post, knowing that it would cause Butchie to go ballistic at the Cracker Barrel (resulting in more press for his boy), and also knowing that it would cause a stern rebuke from Butchie (resulting in more press). He also got a denial from UC staff (getting more press for Butchie), although that may have been, and probably was, just gravy to him, as in my opinion he didn't plan on that last one happening, as Butchie's denial was enough for what were, in my opinion, his plans.

    In my opinion, his plans were keep Butchie's name hot, keep it out there, and see if he could parlay interest in his boy to boost his boy's salary for a larger pie from which to take his agent cut. He did that with Perdue, IMO, and CU, IMO, and kept the ball rolling hoping that Wisconsin or Tennessee would bite with more money offered. In my opinion, he would have told Butchie to take CU if nothing better came along, and we should be grateful that he did so, as he would have kept shopping Butchie around and if Butchie took the Colorado job and excelled, we would be looking for new coach in a year or two. In my opinion, Armstrong, not CU made this a public spectacle for Armstrong's narrow interest in getting a larger check at the end of the day, negative rep to CU and his boy not even being a thought.

    Funny how a coaching search without Trace Armstrong is silent--as it should be.
     
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  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Paying members have a little more info on this issue, but essentially yes. Jones' camp was the sources all along.

    Free Agency is a tough business. Butchie played UC and CU and a lot of people and it worked perfectly.

    Next coach up?
     
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  3. tsarbomba

    tsarbomba One Damn Dirty Ape

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    Thanks to Buffaholic for the hat tip about the paid members only area. I have been a paid member for a few days, but did not know about the super-secret area just for subscribers.

    After perusing a few threads in the paid member area, my opinion is modified that it may or may not have been Trace Armstrong who did the leak, but my opinion is even stronger that it was not CU who was doing the leaking, it was Butchie's side.
     
  4. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Silence is golden. We were quiet before Butch, and we've been quiet after. As it should be. We will have a coach soon, we might be excited or we might underwhelmed, and we'll move on. But we'll look a lot less stupid no matter what.

    I have to say though, I agree that it was probably Armstrong, and he did his job well. I was not at all excited about BJ coming to Boulder at first, but then my competitive juices got going and I wanted us to win. I'm sure that was not accidental, nor was it limited to a nobody like me.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    It was apparently NOT Armstrong, as many of us have speculated. It was, however, somebody from Butch Jones' camp. I don't know who that would be, if not his agent or Jones himself, but I believe what was reported in Barzil. The source is pretty strong.

    And yes - the silence is a good thing for now. I hope it doesn't last long, though. We need to get this train moving.
     
  6. rialto

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    actually, Mike Bohn leaked the info to the DP that Butch Jones accepted the job at CU. His poor judgement reared its head again.
     
  7. FlatironsBuff

    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Damn his bad judgement for leaking that BJ had said "Yes" after BJ said "Yes". Horrible, horrible judgement to trust the coach who he had just hired to be honest with him. Bohn doesn't just need to be fired, but probably nuetered publicly too.

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  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    If you would pony up the $15 for a membership, you would know that this is completely false.
     
  9. branjohb

    branjohb Member

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    Ahhh ...

    $9.95 per month must buy a lot of inside information ....:wow:
     
  10. FlatironsBuff

    FlatironsBuff Club Member Club Member

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    $15 a year. I take it you were not a math major at CU?

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  11. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Silence is fine, although the food cart incident will always be an epic tale. However, it is a little frustrating that we are two weeks into the coaching search and Cincinnati nailed a great coaching hire in two days.
     
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    Neg ****ing rep! You do not know **** of the truth you ****ing MORON!
     
  13. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    More introspection please.
     
  14. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    He's all class.
     
  15. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    "half" gets starred? who-da thunk it? oh, wait...
     
  16. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Quit stating as fact your erroneous opinions. If its an opinion state as such.
     
  17. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Rialto - we've been told by several media outlets that this is not true, the leaks came from Jones' camp. If you'd like to support the site you can get the full lowdown. Here is a taste:


    The full 6 day saga is in barzil...
     
  18. Buffalo Brad

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    This is not true
     

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