Today, in random acts of schmuckery

Transfer requests do tend to bring out a coach’s inner douchebag.  Take, for example, our good friend Gus Malzahn.  It should be no surprise, given the history, that some Auburn players would prefer to play for Will Muschamp and Travaris Robinson in Columbia, since those are the pair who originally recruited them to the Plains.  Nor should we be surprised that Gus is reluctant to share the wealth.

But it’s the little curve balls that allow a man’s true dickishness to shine through.

… Jackson on Wednesday spoke in detail for the first time regarding his current situation. That includes a June 8 appeal at Auburn, which has blocked him from a clean transfer to any other SEC school, Clemson, Ohio State, Mercer and Georgia Southern.

Clemson, Mercer and Georgia Southern are on the Tigers’ schedule this season. Ohio State and USC are not…

“My question was: Why are they blocking Ohio State for no reason?” Jackson said. “They just put Ohio State on there for no reason. My question to them is why are they blocking me from a Big Ten school when they don’t have anything to do with Big Ten schools? Why didn’t they block me from Michigan or Indiana or any other Big Ten school? Why would they do that immediately?”

Because they can, silly.  Because they can.

Relatively speaking, Gus is a piker with this.  If you want to see a grand master at work, check out Bill Snyder’s approach.

In a phone conversation Wednesday with the Eagle, Sutton said he presented K-State with a list of 35 potential transfer destinations in early May and the school denied his release to all 35 a week later. Sutton said the list didn’t contain any Big 12 schools or teams on future K-State schedules. Some were FCS and Division II. Didn’t matter. K-State blocked him everywhere.

He appealed that ruling, but K-State upheld it on Wednesday.

“When I originally told Coach Snyder I was going to transfer he said, ‘Well, Corey, I feel bad that you want to leave, but I can’t make you stay,’ ” Sutton said. “I dropped all my classes, moved out of Kansas and started looking at my options, then I find out they are denying me my release.

“Coach Snyder told me today that when I signed my letter of intent that was my commitment to him, that I was going to be there for four years. I heard that and told him, ‘Coaches can leave. So why can’t a player leave? You made a commitment to me that you were going to treat me the right way and that’s not what you’re doing.’

…Snyder addressed the Sutton situation at a Catbackers event in Overland Park on Thursday.

“I’ve been around there for 28 years, the young man was in our program for less than two years,” Snyder said. “I think our fans know what I’m about. They know what our program is about. I think they trust that.

“The feeling all along if you’re a No. 2 you probably want to be a No. 1. If you have the option to leave and you have 22 No. 2s on your team leaving you don’t have much of a team left. It doesn’t make sense to not try to prevent that from happening.”

NCAA rules allow Sutton to transfer to another school of his choosing with or without a release from K-State, but he is only allowed to receive financial aid from a different school next year if he receives his release from K-State.

“I don’t have enough money for that,” Sutton said. “(Snyder) is trying to treat me like I am his kid. Why is he treating a 19-year old like that and trying to change his life like that? I have never heard of anything like this before.”

Son, you need to get out more.

That’s not even the topper, though.  Snyder made sure after defeating Sutton in battle, he finished the deal by salting the earth.

Snyder then said Sutton had twice tested positive for drug use at K-State.

“I’ve never kept a player in our program who’s tested positive twice,” Snyder said. “We have some rules in the athletic department that allowed that to happen this time.”

Going public about a player’s failed drug testing?  Now that’s something I’ve never heard of before.  Say this for Coach Snyder — when he burns a bridge, that sucker is burned and then nuked from orbit just to make sure.  You almost have to admire the man’s thoroughness.


UPDATE:  Once again, shame trumps control.

Makes you wonder why they have to behave like a dumbass in the first place.


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27 responses to “Today, in random acts of schmuckery

  1. Hillbilly Dawg

    Yes. “Dick” is apropo.
    Damn. You can sure tell its June when we find such interest in the assholeism of a decrepit Big12 coach.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    But Bill Snyder is so admirable. He’s the Grand Old Man of college football!


  3. “dickishness” : an age neutral condition, but can progress to an incurable state with age. I personally have suffered from momentary bouts since my 53rd birthday. I bet Little Nicky gets it for weeks at a time.
    Is it September yet?


  4. jtp03

    -ish? There’s nothing -ish about those guys. They’re just plain dicks.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. The NCAA needs to blow up the transfer rules and start over if they want to hide behind any remnants of amateurism. Who am I kidding? The NCAA represents the interests of its members, and all both them care about are money and control.


  6. Debby Balcer

    Since those are medical test it would be appropriate if Snyder was hit with a HIPPA violation.

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    • I had the same thought.


    • and that is probably what a good lawyer, or adviser, told them in follow up meetings.
      Family and Advsior “Oh yeah, shit is getting ready to hit the fan” and Snyder and KSU you are going to get splattered.
      See you in court.
      Of course Snyder deserves every bit of it for this bit of a snit.
      Spouse came by, read this and said, “Don’t any of these guys have a clue?”
      Guess not.


  7. ugafidelis

    Re Snyder: I think that’s called making an example out of him… Of epic asshole proportions.


  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    OTOH if Gus wants to prevent a good player from playing for Corch, I’m down with that.


  9. Coarch Urban Frank Meyer, III

    I allowed Cam Newton to transfer and this is what I get from Malzahn?

    So we’ll handle it. And it’s going to be a big deal.

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    • Actually, you didn’t. Cam had to do a year of JUCO.


      • Coarch Urban Frank Meyer, III

        Dismissal, transfer, it all carried the same result as far we were concerned. Officially, we allowed Cam to “transfer” to Blinn.

        Look, I could have kept him for spite like I did with Hernandez after the 2007 shootings, but Tim was getting very uncomfortable having Cam there challenging for playing time. At times, it drove him to tears.

        In order to maintain my very special relationship with Tim, Cam had to go.

        Gus would be back in high school if it weren’t for my generosity.
        He knows it and he will pay the price.

        I promise you, I will remember this the rest of my life.


        • Mayor

          If Cam hadn’t stolen that laptop the Gators would have won at least 2 more natties and Irvin Meyers would still be HC at FU. Even though we had to endure Auburn winning a nattie it was worth it for the GayTurds not to and for Urbie to get gone from Gainesville.


    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Corch Irvin Myers, CORCH. Jeez, get it right.


  10. KornDawg

    The scholarship is yearly, not a four year deal. He can pull that scholly anytime he wants, but he expects the guy to commit for four years with no guarantee the scholarship will be there for all four years?


  11. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    The only reason to go to the drug test statement is because he was getting pushback on the ban and wanted to say ‘see, there are other reasons, too.’
    But that doesn’t make sense: if that were a reason, why was he still on the team before? And why would you block him from going to another team? To protect the other team from this bad kid? It’s hard to imagine this level of stupidity. Give Kirby some credit with Brice and see how that has worked out.


    • Normaltown Mike

      Exactly. Snyder’s saying “he’s such a bad apple…that we demand he stay at KSU”

      What an ass hat.


  12. Ant123

    Maybe Snyder is miffed because he felt he went out on a limb for the kid on those two failed drug test and thinks the kid is ungrateful. Maybe the kid made some commitments during those times of trouble. It’s really hard for people who aren’t personally involved to make a fair judgement.


    • Oh, FFS.

      Why is it that it’s okay for coaches to be miffed, but not players?


      • I didn’t say it was. I was just pointing out that it might be something other than a coach just being a jerk because he can.


        • A distinction without meaning — coaches shouldn’t behave like that, regardless of whether they feel there’s some emotional justification for getting back at a kid.


          • So your saying that if this kid failed a drug test for the second time and begged the coach to give him one more chance. A chance that the coach gives with the promise that player will buckle down do what he is supposed to do, graduate from this school, while busting his rear for his team. Under these or similar conditions why should the coach not do this? Better yet if he doesn’t do this how is the player going to learn that what you tell those in authority over you especially, but that his word in general matters? Are the college coaches, professors, and administrators not supposed to help them grow up?


  13. Macallanlover

    Malzahn just following the classy example Little Nicky set last last summer. Why would he block him going to SC, Vandy, Florida, or any other SEC school not on his schedule as well? They lose all credibility when they get beyond scheduled teams, imo.


  14. Sherlock

    That level of dickishness is why he is the great college football coach of all time. I don’t think any other coach could put up seven 11-win seasons at Kansas State. He does it with a comparatively small budget and a bunch of 2* and JUCO kids.