Your Best and Worst USU ADs

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Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

Post by 2004AG » July 5th, 2019, 12:26 pm

StanfordAggie wrote:
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July 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
1- well it was straight from Barnes mouth, so I don’t know what to tell you. My version is direct from Barnes and yours it some made up story you invented in your head.

2- it’s like you are being purposefully obtuse. I never said Stew sucked. I love Stew. I said his last 3-4 years Stew sucked. Stew was burnt out the last 3-4 years. The numbers back me up, not you.

But in a couple months you’ll repeat this same lie and we can rehash it again.


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Once again, what is Barnes supposed to say? "Tommy Connor turned us down because we couldn't offer him enough money and he didn't think he could win here. So we had to go to our third choice candidate. I hope he doesn't suck too much." Of course the AD is going to spin it as not a "good fit" rather than saying that he turned us down. I repeat my question: If Barnes really believed that Connor was not a "good fit," then why did he spend two months trying to convince him to take the job?
Because he was doing his due diligence. It takes time trying to vet and research potential candidates. It’s not that complicated.

It’s funny how all of a sudden the money magically appeared when it came time to hire Craig Smith.


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Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

Post by aggies22 » July 6th, 2019, 11:33 am

StanfordAggie wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:12 am
2004AG wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
1- well it was straight from Barnes mouth, so I don’t know what to tell you. My version is direct from Barnes and yours it some made up story you invented in your head.

2- it’s like you are being purposefully obtuse. I never said Stew sucked. I love Stew. I said his last 3-4 years Stew sucked. Stew was burnt out the last 3-4 years. The numbers back me up, not you.

But in a couple months you’ll repeat this same lie and we can rehash it again.


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Once again, what is Barnes supposed to say? "Tommy Connor turned us down because we couldn't offer him enough money and he didn't think he could win here. So we had to go to our third choice candidate. I hope he doesn't suck too much." Of course the AD is going to spin it as not a "good fit" rather than saying that he turned us down. I repeat my question: If Barnes really believed that Connor was not a "good fit," then why did he spend two months trying to convince him to take the job?
Maybe Connor wasn't "a good fit" because he wanted Barnes to give him more money.



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Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

Post by JonnyCienPesos » July 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm

aggies22 wrote:
StanfordAggie wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:12 am
2004AG wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
1- well it was straight from Barnes mouth, so I don’t know what to tell you. My version is direct from Barnes and yours it some made up story you invented in your head.

2- it’s like you are being purposefully obtuse. I never said Stew sucked. I love Stew. I said his last 3-4 years Stew sucked. Stew was burnt out the last 3-4 years. The numbers back me up, not you.

But in a couple months you’ll repeat this same lie and we can rehash it again.


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Once again, what is Barnes supposed to say? "Tommy Connor turned us down because we couldn't offer him enough money and he didn't think he could win here. So we had to go to our third choice candidate. I hope he doesn't suck too much." Of course the AD is going to spin it as not a "good fit" rather than saying that he turned us down. I repeat my question: If Barnes really believed that Connor was not a "good fit," then why did he spend two months trying to convince him to take the job?
Maybe Connor wasn't "a good fit" because he wanted Barnes to give him more money.
Yep. Connor used it as an opportunity to get more money out of Utah.


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Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

Post by swordsman1989 » July 7th, 2019, 6:09 am

What are the thoughts on Chuck Bell? He was controversial and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but he did get a lot done while at USU:

-Getting USU athletics in compliance with title IX.
-Installation of premium seating and lights in the stadium.
-The Laub Indoor Training Center.
-Starting women's soccer.
-Hiring Larry Eustachy who rebuilt the men's basketball program into an NCAA team and set the foundation for Stew.
-Hiring John L. Smith for football who had back to back wins over Utah, and back to back Big West conference co-championships.



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Re: Your Best and Worst USU ADs

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » July 11th, 2019, 1:57 pm

JonnyCienPesos wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
aggies22 wrote:
StanfordAggie wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:12 am
2004AG wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
1- well it was straight from Barnes mouth, so I don’t know what to tell you. My version is direct from Barnes and yours it some made up story you invented in your head.

2- it’s like you are being purposefully obtuse. I never said Stew sucked. I love Stew. I said his last 3-4 years Stew sucked. Stew was burnt out the last 3-4 years. The numbers back me up, not you.

But in a couple months you’ll repeat this same lie and we can rehash it again.


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Once again, what is Barnes supposed to say? "Tommy Connor turned us down because we couldn't offer him enough money and he didn't think he could win here. So we had to go to our third choice candidate. I hope he doesn't suck too much." Of course the AD is going to spin it as not a "good fit" rather than saying that he turned us down. I repeat my question: If Barnes really believed that Connor was not a "good fit," then why did he spend two months trying to convince him to take the job?
Maybe Connor wasn't "a good fit" because he wanted Barnes to give him more money.
Yep. Connor used it as an opportunity to get more money out of Utah.


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I wonder if Connor is regretting that move now? At the time he probably thought he was going to be next in line to get the U of U coaching job. Now he is an assistant for a coach on the hot seat and unlikely to be considered if Krysto gets the axe after they fail to make the ncaa tournament next year.



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