Re: NC State Game
posted at 10/11/2010 4:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: NC State Game
[QUOTE]Longputter, Jim O'Brien left on his own accord. Whether he was about to be fired or not doesn't matter. The official record states he did not get fired. That is the sole fact of the matter. Sorry, but your own conspiracy theory doesn't count as fact. In case you need proof see the link below. http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/17/sports/backtalk-power-game-has-coaches-on-the-move.html?ref=jim_obrien
In case you are too lazy, here is a cut and paste from it: "The messiest coach-school divorce was last year between Jim O'Brien, now at Ohio State, and Boston College. After 10 years, in which he rebuilt a program damaged by dumping and eligibility scandals, O'Brien came up against an admissions director who rescinded the athletic scholarships he had offered. O'Brien quit , but last week filed a lawsuit claiming breach of contract and slander and charging that the school allowed the admissions director to ''conduct reviews of applicants with an apparent bias against African-Americans.'' Was Coach O'Brien shouting racism in a crowded arena when the fight was about standards and power?" However, do you know why Jim OB left. Because the very school you bash for caring too much about sports and not enough about academics, BC, wouldn't let two of his recruits in as they didn't have the grades/scores. So he quit. So this very coach you love quit in order to go to a school of lesser academic standards. Oh, and then he got fired from that job for breaking NCAA rules. Good guy you stand behing.
Posted by momort[/QUOTE]
Momort, get a grip.
The reason Jim O'Brien left is that our Dear Leader Leahy refused to offer him a new contract (his current one had expired) because the Globe ran a story saying that the Dear Leader had agreed to lower admission standards for men's hoops players, but did not want that known.
When it became known, he dumped the coach.
So, he was forced out.
Sorry, lads, but BCI has a record under one "president" that no other school can match - luckily for those schools, by the way.
Every coach but one dismissed or forced out.
Hmmn, is all the world crazy but the Dear Leader and his minion? Or is the reverse true??????
But, not to worry: None of the imbecilic moves by The Gang of Two has prevented you or the other sycophants here from paying top dollar for third ,fourth, or even lower rate products.
Rush on down to Conte and pony up those ANNUAL PSLs, my boy!
Now, enough of this. On to more worthy pursuits.
Y'all can go on venerating your heroes, if you wish.