Don’t be afraid to burn those bridges.

The first head coach firing of the year is real and it’s definitely spectacular.

Screenshot_2019-09-26 First of the year College football head coach tweets he was fired

“Escape goat” is so going in the Lexicon.

There is the small matter of reality intruding here:

The Falcons are currently 0-3 and none of them have been close. They have been outscored 148-28 by their first three opponents. His overall record was 10-28 at SAU since being named the head coach in the spring of 2016. All of those are enough to get fired as a head football coach.

Which is not to say Coach Chavous didn’t have a valid point to make, judging by this:

Why even bother to field a team?


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42 responses to “Don’t be afraid to burn those bridges.

  1. Mayor

    Sounds like the AD is the guy who needs to be fired.


  2. Cynical Dawg

    I teach at an HBCU in the MEAC conference. It is a completely different world to FBS. It’s heartbreaking to see students having to subsidize 85% of the athletic budget so that my university can compete in football at the FCS level. St. Aug’s is Division II and a private school. There probably is not much money AT ALL to run the athletic program.


    • PDawg30577

      I live in Raleigh and work in higher education, and St. Aug’s has been on the ropes for about five years, at least. They’ve had to furlough people, cut jobs and completely restructure just to keep from losing their accreditation.

      This piece is one of the more recent ones, but it gives a glimpse of how bad things have been for so long:

      The football program is the least of their problems.


    • 79Dawg

      Well, since someone else went there first, seems like the same thing has been happening at Savannah State since they moved up from D-11 to I-AA 15 or 20 years ago – constant chaos, turmoil and turnover, being forced to play the money games to get annihilated, etc….


  3. RangerRuss

    Lousy jobs are everywhere and they all have a boss. He can muddle along drawing a salary until he inevitably gets fired or he can show some initiative and improvements that catch the attention that leads to a better job. Either way disparaging your former employer on social media won’t help his future prospects. The dumbass.


    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      I dunno, sometimes you are right. The AD doesn’t hire a compliance officer and a dozen players are declared ineligible sounds like a legitimate AD issue to me.


  4. FisheriesDawg

    We could all use an escape goat from time to time.

    Maybe that’s what Urban uses to get out right before his teams’ rosters are about to start thinning out?


  5. Biggus Rickus

    Sadly, this is not the first – or even tenth – time I’ve seen “escape goat” used.

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  6. MGW

    Dude’s been watching too much Trailer Park Boys


  7. Union Jack

    Or too much Michael Scott —


  8. TimberRidgeDawg

    He should Trademark “Escape Goat” and sell Tshirts. LOL


  9. burt

    Back in the 90s I had a neighbor that was very easy on the eyes. I was always trying to “get to know her better”. One day I saw her outside and struck up a conversation. I don’t remember what we were talking about but she said “escape goat” twice. After that my efforts to get to know her were decreased.


  10. 81Dog

    The AD responds that those accusations are made up and flagellant

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  11. Go Dawgs!

    If you take the SAU job, eventually you’ll be made into an escape goat for the AD, but the job has such great French benefits, people keep showing up to take it.


  12. Godawg

    The other I hate is when people say “squash” when they mean “quash.”


  13. 92 Grad

    I assumed he was trying to say scapegoat in Spanish.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Argondawg

    In the comments:
    48hrs before the 1st game they notified the coach saying he had 20 players ineligible because the administration did not do there job. As of last week more than half of these players where still not eligible. Most were starters.

    That AD is something else.


  15. Mike Cooley

    Escape goats need no motivation stone get mad about being escape goats.


  16. ApalachDawg

    Jeremy Pruitt approves the phrase Escape Goat.


  17. FlyingPeakDawg

    They’ll leave no Rolling Stone upturned to find the moss gathering on this.


  18. DugLite

    Was he pacifically taking about the AD? Maybe he should have axed nicely to get the paperwork done for his players reinstatement