Invitation to the opposite

I’m sure that will work.  Idiots.

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38 responses to “Invitation to the opposite

  1. 69Dawg

    You never want to know how the sausage is made, or at least you never want the public to find out.

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    I think we can put to bed the Second Coup of Fat Phil as the worst coaching search of all time.

    We have a new winnah!!! Congrats, Miami.

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    • godawgs1701

      I am not sure I agree. Miami’s was much quicker and they apparently got their man. Sure, they screwed over Manny Diaz in the process, but I’m not sure anything is ever going to top the disaster on Rocky Top.

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  3. RangerRuss

    A compliant media is a helluvanadvantage.

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  4. I figure Miami has been talking to Cristobal for weeks. Much like the portal, I expect universities will use the Miami situation to make changes. Contracts will probably be another 25 pages.

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  5. amurraycuh

    Can someone enlighten me to the back story here? Does it involve Richt’s dismissal? Thanks.

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    • mddawg

      Rumors were flying for several days that Miami was pursuing Cristobal but they hadn’t fired Manny Diaz yet. Then they fired Diaz yesterday morning announced Cristobal as the new head coach yesterday afternoon. So the ink was practically dry on Cristobal’s deal before Diaz had been informed he was being let go, and that’s what people are talking about.

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      • miltondawg

        I thought that the real crux of the issue with Miami was that they reportedly made an offer to Cristobal (on Sunday?) while Manny was still the coach and gave Cristobal a noon Monday deadline to let them know. In other words…”Hey, Manny, if he takes the job you’re out. If he doesn’t, you are the coach for another season.”

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        • Biggen

          This is it. Diaz and his assistants were out there recruiting whilst UM was dealing behind closed doors trying to bring in his replacement. And I say “closed doors” pretty loosely. Anyone with a brain knew what was going on as Twitter has been talking about Cristobal for weeks. I think the deal had been done for a while but they were waiting on the Pac12 Championship game to finish it up.

          I get it. Manny was pretty terrible but they should have just fired him to make it a clean break. It sure makes the University look bad the way they handled this. Diaz is out there recruiting going into these kids homes. They had to be snickering behind his back full well knowing he wouldn’t be there next year.

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          • ZeroPOINTzero

            They pay him still right? Then get you’re ass out there and recruit for your employer until we tell you to stop. Unless you want the money turned off. Don’t pity coaches.

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            • Biggen

              Sure he gets paid. That’s not the issue. The issue is how can you tell recruits with a straight face, “I’ll be the coach next season” when the worst kept secret the last few weeks he wouldn’t be there?

              I know people will say “Commit to the school, not the coach”. But that isn’t how it works. You form bonds with the HC and Asst Coaches. You want to play for those guys because you believe in them. He was hurting UM more than helping being on the recruiting trail because no one was buying that BS.

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  6. whybotherdude

    I didn’t care before but know I want to know.
    Why did UM decide to fire Diaz then open the wallet for everything Mario wants? Fire the current coach at a good cost, bring in a new coach at a higher cost and open the brinks truck for his every wish. Why not give the current coach what he needs to be successful?

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    • classiccitycanine

      It’s what we did with CMR/CKS. I don’t get it either.

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    • PTC DAWG

      21-15 is what it is..at least I think that’s his record.

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    • mddawg

      I started following Miami football a bit when Richt went there, but my interested has waned a little bit since he retired. From what I’ve seen, Miami has been increasing their financial commitment to football over the years. Richt asked for an indoor practice facility when he got there and they put a plan in motion right away. The Miami fans/boosters probably weren’t confident that more resources would fix the things that are wrong with Miami football right now. Diaz was on his 2nd OC, Rhett Lashlee, who just left to be the head coach at SMU. And Diaz, who is a former DC, took back play-calling duties on defense this year without much improvement. They also fell behind by several scores in just about every game this year and clawed back to within one score of winning only to lose most of those close contests.

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      • whybotherdude

        With Diaz’s record I don’t blame them but if they had given him what they told Mario they would give him then maybe Diaz could have been successful. I understand making a commitment to the program to elevate results but why not just do it. Then if Diaz didn’t work out move on then. They basically admitted they hamstrung Diaz and did a poor job of giving him the tools he needed to win and punished him for it.

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        • Biggen

          I think if Manny had started TVD at the beginning of the year, they would have won a few more games and he probably would have gotten one more year. However, he did lose to FSU and I think he lost everyone after that.

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  7. PTC DAWG

    They assume that we care.

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Did we take liberties with our female party guests?

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  9. ASEF

    Watching that soap opera, it was amazingly apparent that they were willing to spend that kind of cash on “11-1 roster, 10-2 result on the good years.”

    I think the Ghost of Reggie Bush’s Heisman has permanently cursed the U. I certainly hope so.

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    • The entity paying Mario’s contract (and Diaz and the AD) is a tax exempt/ non-profit organization. Congress enacted an excise tax, paid by the institution not the employee, for all compensation above $1M. This was really targeting the mega-churches whose leaders were making excessive compensation in the eyes of Washington. The tax is 20% on the amount over $1M, so if salary, bonuses, perks, benefits, etc. equals $2M them the entity has to pay an additional $200k to the IRS. You may recall Jim Harbaugh entered into a life insurance agreement with UM. Much of that was motivated to remove part of his compensation from taxable to non-taxable status (I won’t bore you with the details here.). PSU just did the same for Franklin.

      Before some of you say “Good!” there are unintended consequences. Hospitals, charities and other large non-profits want and need top executive talent. With no stock options to offer, their only tool is to offer a high salary. The excise tax makes it cost much more to hire the same quality of talent than any other for profit enterprise. Congress used a sledgehammer when a scalpel was needed IMHO.

      Those who want CPE credit for reading this can see me after class.

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  10. uga97

    What tge hell is this- The Cristobal’s and the The Diaz’s Miami mafia turf war heating up? Get the popcorn….

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  11. Harold Miller

    Don’t ask Mario about how we violated various non contact clauses.

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  12. stoopnagle

    LOL. “Please don’t ask questions and scrutinize our activities closely because that would make us look bad and feel uncomfortable. Afterall, we’re just being paid gross sums of money to manage what is in effect something of so little importance to the big picture and problems of the world. And we have feelings and a reputation! Think of us for once media people!”

    Yeah, they can fuck right off. First question should be “describe for us your first contact with Miami and what this process was like.” Followed by “Did you find it odd to be in negotiations with Miami when they had a coach in place?” And finally, “What impact did these negotiations have on your team’s performance in a championship game?”

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  13. fisheriesdawg

    “Coach, the school asked us not to ask you any questions about your hiring process. Would you care to speculate on why they made that request of us?”

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  14. Jack Klompus

    Can’t we just let Manny, I mean Mario, enjoy the moment?

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  15. Coach, we can’t ask about the hiring process, so tell us what you know about the dead bodies buried under the old stadium? Oh..and have you stopped beating your wife? Just yes or no please.

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  16. Bulldawg Bill

    Is this really Miami we’re talking about??? Sounds very Auburnesque to me!!

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  17. RC

    I think the term “shit show” gets thrown around a little too liberally these days, but not in this case. Holy moly… Never mind the fact that Cristobal might be the only coach in America more vastly overrated than Jimbo Fisher, but add in that the program to which he’s returning is relevant only in fairy tales and story books anymore, along with more than a dash of complete lack of self-awareness on the part of said program, and…whoeeee…I guess we can only hope that he does indeed recruit well enough to keep Napier’s new staff on their toes and out of our way. Do that and he’ll likely win just enough to stay there long enough to prove a sufficient thorn in UF’s side, which can only benefit us. As somebody said above- pass the popcorn. I’m in.

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