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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by SGAGator, Nov 13, 2017.
Shannon is out recruiting for us as he sees the dark at the end of the tunnel.
Players want Shannon? I haven't seen a modicum of that. The only player that referenced it was M. Thompson. And since it's his last year here, who cares what this soft, always fumbling, POS JUCO player has to say? BTW... If the 3* whisperer wasn't our coach no way this bum makes it to Florida.
Shannon should coach High School , like a level 1 public school that just opened 2 years ago. Corch......
Dude is 240Ib and yet he plays like a 180Ib speedback.
Thompson "acted stupidly" with that comment.
Free cell phones for all the players.
Surprised it took this long for Thompson to throw the white devil under the bus. I think Shannon is a first class guy but this team has gotten worse under him, and that's a helluva accomplishment. Serious question, why is it always only the black athletes that talk about skin color? I've never once heard a athlete of any other race say a coach should be hired because of his ethnicity.
That is a soft man. Should have moved him to Hback or TE or something. Of course, he doesn't block any better than he runs.
Whis is it that only black athletes CAN talk about skin color?
This made me laugh out loud!!
Once again, football players bringing politics into the fans' entertainment. Thompson should STFU. Has he even ever played for a good coach or a championship team?
I actually like Randy Shannon. I just don't want him to be our defensive coach let alone the head coach. I wasn't too impressed with some of the defenses he called up in a lot of situations the past couple years. I also think he probably told Thompson, "Dude, please. I know you mean well, but you're not doing me any favors here."
Did you read the article? He said nothing of race, but rather of who caused problems and who followed and got blamed for them: Nothing about race. All about one guy being responsible for a f'd up situation, and his successor trying his best to address it. That said, I can read between the lines a lot on this one. Yes, there is the race card to be played, always, where he may prefer a coach of his race. Though I think it's more likely sour grapes over the previous coach relegating Thompson to 3rd string, and the current coach actually calling plays for Thompson (perhaps he forgets Davis is injured, and is giving credit for his playing time to coaching decision rather than talent earning it). It's also very apparent that Shannon relates to the kids better. As others have noted in the thread, Shannon is a player's coach, and as such will be better liked. Face it, who did Mac relate to? At all? Nothing about race at all in Thompson's statement. But ultimately, he and Shannon are out of here, so what does it really matter what he thinks?
Because as white people, it's our duty to shut up and allow every non white person to elaborate on how racist we are, because of power or something, and how our skin is the root cause of every ill in a minorities life. Anything to the contrary and you're labeled a racist, which for people who care about what others think, is a huge burden to bare.
Judging his enormous success on the recruiting trail for us the past couple years I think it's in our best interest for him to sit the remainder of this recruiting cycle out.
I just disagree with his premise in general about the Bush/Obama analogy to start with. Secondly, if Shannon, being as we now know because he is the interim coach (VP) thought that much of what Mac was doing was driving the bus off the cliff, he should have gotten off the back seat of the bus and came up front and made his concerns known to the driver (Mac). Maybe he did but I get the feeling that he probably didn't and the reason I feel that way is based on his decisions as a HBC. First of all, starting Zaire after watching his first performance for the second time was highly questionable and being down to Missouri the way we were and kicking FG's.....yeah...c'mon....does that sound like a coach that's gonna go down the hall, close the HBC's door and walk over and say, coach I have concerns with this team and I'd like to discuss them with you? So.....he was part to the administration, not a newly elected president. The president of the team was impeached and sent packing and the VP took over. Does it look that much different? No! As a matter of fact the team's performance with O'bam....I mean..Shannon taking over was the worst of the year IMO. So Mr. Thompson, if you and your teammates wanted Mr Shannon to have a shot at the HBC job, you have a damn strange way of showing it.
I certainly see the point Thompson is making (though I don't think his analogy was meant to turn the discussion toward racial issues). If you worked for a company that was mediocre and decided to fire the President of Operations and promote someone in-house to be the interim boss you would likely want the status quo to continue and campaign for the interim to take over. We tend to favor the known over the unknown. Particularly if we're not committed to excellence. And many people, from all walks of life, are content to be mediocre. The thought of someone taking over who will shake things up and enforce a higher standard of performance is not something that the average employee (player) would favor. I'm sure there are plenty of things about the way McElwain ran the program that weren't appreciated and Shannon may have already changed some of them, again giving him a more favorable rating among the team at large. All that to say, Thompson's comments aren't much different from what you'd find at most any company that made a management change and promoted a known commodity to interim boss. The fact that the results haven't been any different is why making the interim the permanent boss is not a good idea.
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