Next time, Minnesota, you might think about explaining the situation to your players before they decide to launch a boycott.
On a related note, I would have been more shocked if this hadn’t happened.
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With three of these “boycott” situations in the past two seasons, it is a trend the universities and coaches need to be ready to address and have action plans in place for. Kaylor may be right that coaches are in a difficult position but not correct that they have to be supportive to the point of supporting any action taken by players. A boycott should be a last resort position, and a step taken only after all avenues of reconciling the issue are exhausted. These players were not in a position to demand total access to the facts of the case, or question if the people in a position to know were acting poorly. It may turn out the officials did use poor judgement but the actions taken by the players were extreme and out of proportion to their level of knowledge, imo. And the HC’s immediate endorsement and support of the players was a knee-jerk reaction that should have consequences, again, imo.
Perhaps he should have abstained. Cause fewer problems that way.
Not so sure, abstaining these days can look a lot like taking a side, and be very problematic….just saying.
I appreciate your support of the folks in charge. If we screw something up, we still deserve all the support we can get.
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All studentsacccused and accuser ought to have the right to counsel for those hearings. why do colleges and the NCAA need to deprive students of the riiiiiight to have an advocate insomeof the most important processes thatt affect themm.
You must be somewhere collllddd to sttutter like that! 😉
I got a Bluetooth keyboard and was trying it out- an obvious fail. Young adults deserve legal counsel in hearings and athletes deserve legal advisors when deciding where to commit. The schools have too much power.
Most of what schools can and cannot do is dictated by Title IX.
I don’t think Title IX dictates much, except the outcome. If the DOE decides that schools aren’t taking sexual complaints seriously enough, then the schools pay through the nose. And so far, the schools haven’t gotten in much trouble for treating sex investigations as kangaroo courts.
But the NCAA has nothing to do with it.
Always helps to be in the loop. Now the question arises, who is charge of the loop?
If I were the president I would have fired the coach five minutes after the tweet. We’ll see what happens after the bowl game.
“Give them credit, but I think everybody can see that Georgia’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. I’m very proud of this team and this university, and we’re not going anywhere.’ — Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 1/9/18
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