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|2 days 14 hours ago||RR inherited a mess as well||
RR inherited a mess as well and while there were a lit of issues into his dismissal he was improving the team every year. This program has regressed under Hoke and that is the issue. You are correct when you say that rebuilding a program takes time but RR left a 7-5 team that went on to win 11 games the next year and Hoke has run that into the ground. These are almost all his recruits and they're not performing. I like the guy but he's not getting the job done.
|3 days 18 hours ago||What did I ignore? I haven't||
What did I ignore? I haven't read all of his comments on football so I could be missing something. I was just saying that Hoke runs a clean program and the University brass probably appreciates that, especially after the drama of Brandon. Couple that with him being a person people like and you have a couple reasons not to fire the guy if you're the president.
|3 days 19 hours ago||This kind of snark makes me laugh a lot.||
This kind of snark makes me laugh a lot.
|3 days 19 hours ago||The difference with Hoke and||
The difference with Hoke and Brandon is that people hated Brandon and he said/did things that embarrassed the school. Granted, the teams performance is embarrassing in the college football world but not to the University. If there was scandal or cheating or sanctions it would be different but I don't know if Schissel cares about wins and losses as much as another Pres. I think Hoke is gone but it's hard to fire nice people especially in circumstances like this. It's a possibility he's here next year. Not likely but still a possibility given the current climate.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I assume by "enough" you mean 1 game.||
I assume by "enough" you mean 1 game.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Forgot||
I forgot about Pelini. While he's not the sexiest name he has won and we would take their record over the past 5 years. Thanks.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Nerves||
This gets forgotten by a lot of people, myself included, but 18 year old kids, away from home for the first time, playing in front of big crowds and not the alpha-dog for the first time....get nervous. These kids will get better and I just try to remember how nervous I was to walk into Psych 101 when I was a freshman and laugh at the thought of me trying to walk into Crisler and actually make a shot without crapping my pants.
|4 days 22 hours ago||Do you know his coaching||
Do you know his coaching tree? I've never looked into it so I'm curious who he's put out there. I know Chavis has been with him awhile and probably could have taken a HC if he wanted but appears to be set at DC.
|5 days 20 hours ago||I'd Love to Argue||
But really, that's all people need to do from ages 18-55. A good advisor know that it's from 55 on that you earn your money with tax advise, healthcare options, insurance services, diversification, etc.
I would always recommend people max their retirements first but if you still have left over savings you need diversify into things outside of the market. Most advisors won't explain the benefits of owning income-producing R/E because they don't make the advisor money. Nor will most go into life insurance, fixed annuity or long-term care insurance which is really what a lot of baby boomers should worry about with the increasing cost of healthcare. Most just tell you to put it all in the market because historically it makes 8%. Then you get set to retire and the market dives 20% and now you can't retire because it was all in one basket.
|5 days 23 hours ago||That rate may seem normal for||
That rate may seem normal for us in an unsecured loan but someone with Jack's financial standing at the time should have commanded a much lower rate. My hunch is he didn't know, the parents didn't care/understand and the guy saw dollar signs so he jacked up the rate knowing they'd never question it.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I work in the||
I work in the banking/investment realm and I'm by no means an expert but I agree with you. One day of work would have set him up for life. I've seen terrible stuff and to answer your question, they come from everywhere. I had a woman brag to me about how her advisor made her 10% last year and I didn't have the heart to tell her the market made 20% so basically a monkey could have gotten her 2x what her advisor did. Then she kept telling me how he was so good at buying and selling stocks and I'm almost certain he's churning her portfolio to generate commissions. Makes me sick.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Do you think the effects of||
Do you think the effects of playing high-level football play into this? I'm not saying that so that it's an excuse I'm asking if that violence needed in the field and the head trauma that can come along with it cause players to be more likely to abuse?
|1 week 23 hours ago||Thanks||
That was a really great response and I appreciate that. I re-read mine and the first part came across as condescending so thanks for not blowing up on me about that. You may be right about this not being the first time I just feel it's such a serious thing that it's dangerous to state that he's done this before. Every situation of abuse seems so unique in terms of the demographics of the people involved but I know, as do you, that there are patterns in how and why they happen. When you mention the reactions of first-time victims and and victims who this has happened to before what tips you off to tell you which is which?
|1 week 1 day ago||I said I agreed with a lot of||
I said I agreed with a lot of what you're saying. I also think it's good to have discussions about topics like this whether they be in person or on a message board because it brings awareness. I just don't think it does any good to cite things as fact when it's really an opinion or in this case to give a diagnosis when you're not the doctor treating someone. I'm not saying there's a reasonable explanation for any of this but I also don't know all of the facts behind Franks mental makeup.
|1 week 1 day ago||Please don't be the person||
Please don't be the person who states a fact when it's really just a guess. You can bring up your background to give your opinion more credibility but don't state a fact in a legal case where you have no idea if it's a fact. Has he hit her before? We don't know so don't act as though you do. That does no one any good. Stating opinions as actual opinions is a much better idea.
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree with some of what||
I agree with some of what you're saying but if you're not a doctor directly treating someone please don't make a diagnosis of them on a message board. A lot of people cite an abusive situation from their life and say that this is the same thing and it's not. It's a unique situation just like everyone's abuse story is unique. Their all tragic as well. But let's not make a diagnosis and act like we know anything definitive about Frank Clark's psychological makeup.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm late to game on this but||
I'm late to game on this but wanted to just remind people that no matter what you think of Brian's post and what Frank did, he is so young. I'm almost 30 and feel like the choices I make now are 1000x more intelligent and wise than the decisions I made just 5 years ago. I was so misguided in my emotions, decisions and outlook on life it makes me wonder how I made it through. And I had a very comfortable and happy upbringing with great parents. I know it's easy to be an adult and condemn this because it was so wrong but normal young people make awful decisions like this and knowing that we're still dealing with a kid and not a grown adult is important. No one on here is wrong for how they feel but I just think it's key to remember that he's still a kid in terms of mental development. we all were at one point and this may not be the man he becomes just like most of us aren't the kids we were in our early 20's.
|1 week 2 days ago||Probably a lot. Baloo, meet the internet.||
Probably a lot. Baloo, meet the internet.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree with you on the class||
I agree with you on the class size reason. In normal times I think this is a better debate but we are not in normal times.
|1 week 3 days ago||I do agree with you in this||
I do agree with you in this case with the class-size but it's something to think about when you can get 20+ kids then it might be worth taking two QBs.
|1 week 3 days ago||One thing to keep in mind is||
One thing to keep in mind is that all of those guys might not stay if the new coach comes in. there could be some transfers and I really wouldn't consider Bellomy much of a quarterback in terms of depth.
|1 week 3 days ago||2 QBs in a class||
what are people's thoughts on getting two quarterbacks in a class? i think in certain situations it's not a bad idea and if you can get a high recruit like Malzone and a project like this kid it can work out. Jackson does have the size and athleticism to be a tempting prospect.
|1 week 6 days ago||I don't think you can call||
I don't think you can call the past two years stable. Results have been worse every year and the program is in turmoil. One more year crates the program more and he still gets fired. Do you think this team is better next year with Hoke or has a good long term outlook with him?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||While I don't think Stoops is||
While I don't think Stoops is coming here I think Wetzel's point is interesting. There have been rumors that OU fans are frustrated with what they see as disappointing seasons the last few years and I'm sure Stoops sees that as a being a bit ungrateful. Wetzel seems to reiterate that it won't happen but it's worth UM's time to at least feel it out. I doubt Stoops leaves but if things were to get stale or the fanbase chases him out then it seems plausible. I know most of us would say we would take the last 14 years of OU football in a heartbeat and say "how could they be upset with his performance" but he has high expectations and has been a disappointing few years.
The only thing that gives this credibility is every other time a good coach left somewhere because of absurd fan pressure or excessively high expectations.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Complexity||
Half of my problem with BBQ is that the preperation for some recipes can be so much work and that's not always my strong suit. This looks simple so thanks for thowing out some stuff for us lazy folks.
Have you ever tried any different sauces besides buffalo or BBQ?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||This made me laugh more than it should. Well done.||
This made me laugh more than it should. Well done.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Why were we surprised That||
Why were we surprised
That the guy who put pasta
In bread, sucked at this
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Sorry, but this is wrong.||
I work for a decent sized community bank (1.5 billion in assets) and we are very lax on discipline in our email protocol and we would be fired immediately for this. Anyone else I know in the industry or any other corporate industry would be as well. 99% of the emails I get from people at another corporation are more professional than my own bank's and like I said, we would get fired for the above.
You can say that some people running corporations are a-holes but don't think that we're all just unprofessional morons who shoot of juvenile emails as part of our indoctrinated culture.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No. You are a schlepp like||
No. You are a schlepp like the rest of us. You can only complain incessantly.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||CC: Vulture||