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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
(08-16-2017 11:39 AM)SReckling Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 04:38 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
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(08-15-2017 12:44 PM)davidw Wrote:  
(08-12-2017 03:46 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  1. I didn't "kept saying"; rather, I said it once when it was first posted because the rumor I had heard a week earlier had him coming in as a student volunteer. I immediately got the inside scoop and posted it.

2. From what I'm hearing Berkman is out of the picture as a Rice coach-- now and in the future. I understand numerous big donors made their voices heard against Berkman to both Karlgaard and directly to Leebron.

Berkman won't be a candidate as long as Bobby Tudor heads up the BOT. Tudor came out publicly in opposition to the bathroom bill.

I am still wondering what "numerous" means.

More than just a few. I'm not going to get more specific, but it was not just one or two or three donors who had issues with Berkman.

Walt – With all due respect, I would like to clarify to the readers of the Parliament that your statement regarding Lance Berkman’s lack of support from “major donors” does not include the Reckling Family. And to further clarify, we believe Lance would be a fantastic candidate to be the next head baseball coach at Rice University. Our family (like many others) is one that has been involved with Rice Baseball in some form or fashion for many decades and we will always be proud of the National Championship team and the countless nationally ranked teams under the helm of Coach Graham. Our family is not one to politicize the election of the next head baseball coach and we certainly respect the fact that the decision lies in the hands of David Leebron, Joe Karlgaard and Rice’s Board of Directors, all of which are trusted fiduciaries of the University and its athletic department. I would appreciate if you were more specific with your comments to mitigate the birth of illegitimate rumors and hope we can all respect the process going forward.

Mahalo for that very thoughtful post. If Berkman is considered a legit candidatefor a coaching position at Rice, then his views, and ability to express them publicly should be part of the process. To rule him out without that kind of process is just as wrong as throwing Tudor out for supporting a repeal. I don't pretend to know that either position is entirely correctAs a rep of the university, either should be as apolitical as possible, IMHO.
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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
(08-16-2017 11:39 AM)SReckling Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 04:38 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 04:33 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(08-15-2017 12:44 PM)davidw Wrote:  
(08-12-2017 03:46 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  1. I didn't "kept saying"; rather, I said it once when it was first posted because the rumor I had heard a week earlier had him coming in as a student volunteer. I immediately got the inside scoop and posted it.

2. From what I'm hearing Berkman is out of the picture as a Rice coach-- now and in the future. I understand numerous big donors made their voices heard against Berkman to both Karlgaard and directly to Leebron.

Berkman won't be a candidate as long as Bobby Tudor heads up the BOT. Tudor came out publicly in opposition to the bathroom bill.

I am still wondering what "numerous" means.

More than just a few. I'm not going to get more specific, but it was not just one or two or three donors who had issues with Berkman.

Walt – With all due respect, I would like to clarify to the readers of the Parliament that your statement regarding Lance Berkman’s lack of support from “major donors” does not include the Reckling Family. And to further clarify, we believe Lance would be a fantastic candidate to be the next head baseball coach at Rice University. Our family (like many others) is one that has been involved with Rice Baseball in some form or fashion for many decades and we will always be proud of the National Championship team and the countless nationally ranked teams under the helm of Coach Graham. Our family is not one to politicize the election of the next head baseball coach and we certainly respect the fact that the decision lies in the hands of David Leebron, Joe Karlgaard and Rice’s Board of Directors, all of which are trusted fiduciaries of the University and its athletic department. I would appreciate if you were more specific with your comments to mitigate the birth of illegitimate rumors and hope we can all respect the process going forward.

Stephen-- my sincere apologies for the misunderstanding and the unintended implication that you were one of "big donors" I had heard raised issues with Lance. I was responding to a poster who had stated that he was of the belief that all big donors at Rice were not interested in athletics, and following up on another poster who had countered that statement by referencing the name on the basketball facility. However, given my subsequent post in the thread, I can understand how my response could have implicated you and your family, and given people the wrong impression, and for that, i truly regret the reference. (BTW, here is the exact quote I posted: "Not to mention the names on the baseball park and baseball field. A good number of Rice's biggest donors are avid sports fans, and many were athletes themselves.")

BTW, in another thread in which the Lance situation was discussed prior to the naming of Janish as Van Hook's replacement, I also was in favor of Lance being given an opportunity to prove himself in the Assistant Coach position.
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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
A little bird told me that Janish starts tomorrow 03-wink
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(08-22-2017 09:44 PM)Scooter Wrote:  A little bird told me that Janish starts tomorrow 03-wink

Great news. I noticed the Os put out a brief press release on his release and his return to his alma mater. It was nice of them to let him go before the season ended 5 weeks from now.
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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
(08-22-2017 09:49 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-22-2017 09:44 PM)Scooter Wrote:  A little bird told me that Janish starts tomorrow 03-wink

Great news. I noticed the Os put out a brief press release on his release and his return to his alma mater. It was nice of them to let him go before the season ended 5 weeks from now.

Yeah, last game for Norfolk would be September 4, but being released early was much better for school, family, coaching, etc.
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RE: Paul Janish New Baseball Assistant
(08-22-2017 09:53 PM)Scooter Wrote:  
(08-22-2017 09:49 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(08-22-2017 09:44 PM)Scooter Wrote:  A little bird told me that Janish starts tomorrow 03-wink

Great news. I noticed the Os put out a brief press release on his release and his return to his alma mater. It was nice of them to let him go before the season ended 5 weeks from now.

Yeah, last game for Norfolk would be September 4, but being released early was much better for school, family, coaching, etc.

Given he was under contract, he always could have been called up through September.
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