Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Lt.Col.FrankSlade, Sep 9, 2012.
Jon Embree has left the building
... at least on Twitter. It seems like he couldn´t take the - fairly tame - heat on there and deleted his account.
Wouldn't be much fun to wake up to these:
If he cannot take that ... come on, man - the guy is the head coach of a BCS program. Of course it ain´t nice, but .... come on, man. (Yeah, I am watching Berman on Sunday Countdown)
It also looks like he blocked a guy for this.
What's wrong with being a quitter? Something tells me we'll see at least a few more examples of this 'ability'.
JE's twitter blocking is much more effective than his offensive line
As my grandmother used to say, "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."
Re: Jon Embree has left the building
I never understand this reaction of shutting down a Twitter account. Did he really not expect heat and flak if things went south? It works both ways.. its not just a medium for sunshine pumping.
Not good when the head man starts hiding from the heat. Not good at all.
I dont blame him. Who wants all the negativity when you need to stay positive. He's got a ton of work and doesn't the distraction.
I don't think he's the guy, but strangely I don't feel like piling on this week.
If twitter is a recruiting tool, keeping the account does him no good. So in that perspective it makes complete sense.
He shouldn't have created Twitter account in the first place if that's the case. If its only there to pump sunshine, then don't bother. I don't buy that its a distraction now that we have lost 2, but wasn't a distraction before.
I do. It´s about how you represent the program and yourself and just quitting when things aren´t going well is no way to handle this stuff. If you can´t take it when an anonymous guy calls you name online and just shut down afterwards, you´re not the kind of person who is capable of leading a BCS level football program.
This has Plati written all over it.
There goes Ralphie.
I don´t think it sends a good message to recruits when the guy who wants you to play for him just quietly quits something over night. No. good. at. all.
Exactly and the game didn't help recruiting either. Twitter is a must have with kids these days.
Mind you, you could tell he only had the account because someone told him to and not because he was overly interested in it.
Agree with Jens.
This Is shades of Hawk who couldn't take the heat and protected his tweets late in his tenure. Dude is breaking down.
I like Embree and all but if the floor drops out in this season, 0-12, 1-11, I don't know how you can keep him. I've seen too many cracks already. No team keeps a 0-12 coach, not even Hawaii when I played for them. We better have a plan B ready because I don't see us beating Fresno or winning anytime soon.
Embo uses a different account (same setup for Facebook) to communicate with recruits. This was a PR decision from as AD with a history of being extremely thin-skinned. I guess since they want to shut down public criticism, the message is that we should just shut up. Either give blind support or they don't want us.
Very weak if he blocked an acct for that. I don't blame him for wanting to hide, but that's not what I want out of my head coach. Taking heat is part of the job.
Exactly. I think the chances that Embree actually ever touched that account were pretty slim. Probably handled by a student intern in the AD, if I had to guess.... and the order to shut it down no doubt came from somebody above that person. Maybe in the AD, maybe in the SID department... :huh:
Although I dont think it was Embo's decision to delete it. If thats what caused whoever to delete it that is embarrassing. Thats not even half as bad as the tweets I see Kenny Bell (Receiver for Nebraska) get for dropping a pass..
Very scary indeed.
Embree: There were inappropriate things going on (on twitter). The main reason I was on was for recruiting and to keep tabs on my players.
"Inappropriate things"? Like criticism?
Les miles has gotten death threats but still has a twitter account, just sayin'
It's the internets, most of what is on here is inappropriate....
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