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Is this a Doyel apology?

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MTHusky

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"Did Martelli really threaten to have O'Brien dropped from the last class he needed to graduate? And if so, when will you be firing Martelli?"
Those were blunt questions, but I've learned from my own missteps. Six years ago I asked UConn if I could speak with coach Jim Calhoun, and was told he wasn't available. UConn knew my topic, but didn't know my opinion. They found out when they read it, and later that season Calhoun requested a private audience with me after a game at Indiana. I should've let him know exactly what I was writing, he told me, because he'd have taken my call had he known I was writing that.
Lesson learned,?

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...t-joes-vs-obrien-but-we-dont-know-whole-story
 
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wow. I always see hate for Doyel on this board for being anti Uconn but this is the first time ive read that article from 2005. That just blew my mind.
 
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Ugh, I can't believe I got sucked into a Doyel article. What was the point of that? He takes the high road when there is nothing at stake? I am really sure he would have a page view whore opinion if this was a top team from a big conference.
 

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Let's be fair, nothing wrong with that Doyel article. He's right. But let's look at that positives. Check out that photo of JC in the old UConn article. That is more than just an unflattering photo, that is a photo of a coach is less than good health. Contrast that to JC this season. The man looks great. He's back to coaching his ass off. My favorite JC moment of last game was when TO botched a rebound. He immediately grabbed AO and sent him to scorers bench. A few minutes later without a whistle and TO goofs up again and JC starts looking for a replacement again before realizing that AO was still waiting to get in. Thought that was kinda funny.
 
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I don't know if it's an apology so much as a "I realized I may get less venom spewed on me if I say I learned from being a ".... whether he actually learned anything from writing the article about Calhoun is doubtful...
 

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I remember that.

One awful story, referenced in another awful story.

The reason we're not hearing Martelli's side of the story is because he's not telling it. Making public whatever bad thing O'Brien apparently did isn't worse than preventing him from playing. Clearly he pissed off Martelli and Martelli dug his heels in. Time to dig them out, Phil. You chose...poorly.
 
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He is a POS. End of story.

PE-TOOWEY! I spit on him.
 

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I don't think it was an apology at all. Just a vailed threat: "Take my calls or I'll screw you over in my column"
 
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