Discussion in 'UConn Football' started by Brian2001, Aug 17, 2012.
He probably figured his work was done. Remember, his main goal was getting and keeping BCU away from UConn.
Now he can die and go to hell. All the best Gene.
His one sniff of success....so far. Now they can finally get Jags back!
That;s insulting to rats and bastards!!!!
Bout goddam time.
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Never like anyone to get cancer - wish he was gone for another reason. Story was very kind in discussing his career and BC's decline during it.
MAY HIS UNDERWARE CHAFE . . . AND HIS FORTUNES WANE !
There is a morning sport talk show here in Bham that covers a few topics in addition to nonstop SEC FB each day. Today the three (former Bama QB, Jay Barker, former Auburn kicker, Al DelGreco, and longtime DJ, Tony Kuri) were talking about coach and AD turn over. Don't know where he got the info but Kuri made a comment that Flipper would be hard to replace because he was a good fund raiser and threw out a number of $20 million last year. Seemed like a giant number to me for a school like BC. Does anyone know if in fact it is a big number and if so if it is correct? I sent an email to JOX asking where they got the number but have not heard back.
According to the BC Athletic site was over $20 mil last year. 2011 was $17.5 MIL
Flipper has mixed results. I hate the guy, but you have to look at the whole picture.
First the "good". If you are a BC fan, then you are happy that you are in the ACC and that Flipper did whatever it took to make it happen. The fundraising isn't terrible either. They are on more solid footing strategically and that is a big plus,
The bad. TOB did not get along with Flipper, and TOB was boring. BC wanted a coach that could get them championships and be a younger and more energetic face of the program. Jugs, could have been that guy. He was for sure a talented coach and was in demand after a successful turn as the Packers OC and BC.
Everyone applauded Flipper for firing him for talking to an NFL team, but in the end Flipper did his program a gross disservice. Once you get a good coach, you should do everything you can to keep him. BC pushed him out. Now they have a second rate staff and they are getting second rate results. Finding a great coach is hard, and BC is no "destination" school.
Why? Because he made the trains run on time? He tried to kill out football program with his deceit and treachery. He just stuck another knife in it last year. He's a bum.
Pretty sure he was widely ridiculed for that, and even more so when he followed it up by hiring Spaz.
"DeFilippo said he plans to take a short sabbatical and then teach courses in sports management while working as a consultant." = BC couldn't match the offer he received to become a consultant. Just like Jerry Maguire repeats Ron Tidwell's words back to him...
I know it's a somewhat cynical view, however...
That was too broad brush of me to say everyone. There were a great deal of holier than thou sportswriter types who praised the move.
I love journalists. They just write about stuff but they never really have to make big decisions.
Come to think of it, neither do we
Well, it's not we are getting paid to post.
I seem to remember Pat Forde and Matt Zemek talking about how "courageous" Flipper was in making a stand. I'm not certain that either of those guys ever have to make decisions on a similar scale as an AD. As long as the maintain their journalistic integrity as they chirp from the rocks like a seagull then they are good.
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