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Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Cato - my wife who is a Rhodes alum and in your wifes corner first comment was My hasnt Arkansas acted in a classy manner today.

Posted by Goof on 11/24/2017 at 9:32 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Cato--I'm one of those who doesn't care since I am not a football fan and don't follow it.

Tonight's cartoon--

Mike Luckovich; Violated
http://luckovich.blog.ajc.com/2017/11/24/1…

Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 11/24/2017 at 8:53 PM

Re: “Here's Bret Bielema's termination letter

Just gossip over turkey, 2 lawyers from Fayetteville stated that Long was fired
Not because of Beilima or football but because of irregularities in contracts
And payments or poor workmanship on construction, I havent heard an official
Reason, couldnt be the 14 people he employed?

Posted by Going for the record again on 11/24/2017 at 8:40 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

And believe it or not folks, there are some people who don't give a red rat's butt one way or another about it all, one being my Marymount University alum spouse !!!!! LOL.

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Posted by Cato1 on 11/24/2017 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Here's Bret Bielema's termination letter

Breaking the rules is not the route to success, what rules do you suggest we break, we wouldnt be in this situation if Petrino had not recklessly diriven his
Motorcycle, rules of the road, pay recruits, provide companionship, ignore
Violations, what broken rule brings a winning season? This is not a sudden
Problem, it has been in the incubator for 8 years, it just bit us on the butt.

Posted by Going for the record again on 11/24/2017 at 8:25 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Perhaps historian Tom Dillard will make an effort in one of his weekly Sunday columns in the Arkansas Dem. Gazette to explain the history of the powers in Little Rock which attempted to use the General Assembly circa 1920 to move the UofA from Fayetteville to Little Rock. That may explain a lot of things today that have been lost in the past......on purpose.

Posted by Cato1 on 11/24/2017 at 8:16 PM
Posted by Vanessa on 11/24/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Here's Bret Bielema's termination letter

So, it sounds like he knew before the game he was going to be fired? Im not sure that makes this sticky situation any better, but if he was not ambushed while leaving the field, that makes it a little less messy!

Now, lets find a guy who is willing to bend the rules so well have a winning season-Lol.

Which of Nick Sabans Assistants or former Assistants are available?

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Posted by RYD on 11/24/2017 at 7:55 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Amen, Durango. You have stated truths that all people in Arkansas who care about the University of Arkansas should be considering. We do not want the University of Arkansas to become the University of Northwest Arkansas, but that seems to be the trend, due to all of the money that is being pumped into the U of A by Northwest Arkansas money titans--Jim Walton, John Tyson, to name just two. It won't be long until you could rename the University Walton University, with the Tyson College of Agriculture.

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Posted by plainjim on 11/24/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

And I forgot my cut and paste:

"State-supported universities in Arkansas spent $176 million on athletics last year, a 6.3 percent increase over the previous year. Two-year colleges spent $600,000."~State Senator Larry Teague

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Posted by Cato1 on 11/24/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Thus far, wannabe, you nor anyone else has attempted to answer my question to reveal what you know or not know about the past history of the topic: " Can anyone think of a UofA head football coach since Broyles -let's start with Lou Holtz- who left of their own free will? Anyone?"

The door is still open.

Posted by Cato1 on 11/24/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Recruiting a new head coach
With no AD
And after treating last coach with no class after last game


Good luck!

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Posted by Casper on 11/24/2017 at 7:47 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

PVNasby, plainjim, and Hogsbreath are spot-on. The manner of Bielema's firing exhibited an unabridged lack of class.

So glad this friggin' season is over. Looking forward to a new start. But keeping in mind the "One-Third Rule." Meaning that with any change there's a 33% chance the status quo will persist, a 33% chance things will worsen, and only a 33% chance that conditions will improve.

The past six years pretty much prove that theory. Can you say John L Smith?

Anyway, I've about had it up to here with the UofA. Its northwest Arkansas focus, its arrogance, its disdain for anything in Arkansas south and southeast of a line from Fort Smith to Boxley to Harrison, and its whoring itself out to Texas and other out-of-state students has my head spinning.

And then there's the idiotic addition of 4,200 glassed-in luxury seats at Razorback Stadium that will cost more than $200 million. Which exceeds the annual $191 million the school gets for operations from Arkansas taxpayers. Insanity comes in many forms.

So, if I'm so steamed about all this, why haven't I unloaded on the chancellor? Actually, I did. At an Alumni meeting. And with a heavy helping of civility. He was very nice; very attentive.

And I suspect had dismissed every word by the time he got to Morrilton.

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Re: “The Medicaid charade explained

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Posted by mr harry scott on 11/24/2017 at 7:26 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Right on, Perplexed!

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Posted by Big Fun on 11/24/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Bielema was indeed a good guy. Cared for his players and worked to up their commitment to the classroom. For all that I commend him.

But he was never going to be successful playing the same style of football and recruiting the same players that would inevitably go to Alabama and LSU.

Maybe we could find a hybrid of our last two coaches: One would would recruit for an up-tempo, fast style of play and who also would care for his players and not care so much for beautiful blondes.

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Re: “The Medicaid charade explained

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Posted by Henry Brown on 11/24/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Gee, wouldn't it be nice if all of those millions were used to edumicate students rather than sports.

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Posted by Razorblade on 11/24/2017 at 7:02 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Take your shots at the guy all you want to, C1. They are cheap and trumpish in a way.

Toss your scorn toward Jeff Long for the contract stuff. And the payment comes from private funds (see Razorback Foundation and correct me if I am wrong) as opposed to state funds since laws don't allow that to happen. But I agree that we spend way too much on this aspect of "higher education."

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Posted by wannabee conservative on 11/24/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Me too, p.j. I commented when they hired him I hoped he understood Big Ten football would not win in the SEC. He didn't, apparently. That is what I was referring to when I commented he was just out of his element. Now, let's sit back and see who the powers to - be lure to the Ozarks to take his place and what his financial package will amount to, and see if the newbie will make a tad more than any history professor hired by the history dept. Someone like Dr. Robert Reeser. *grin*

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Posted by Cato1 on 11/24/2017 at 6:56 PM

 

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