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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
(09-06-2017 04:26 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  Has Compher deleted his twitter account?

He deleted that after firing Ruff and never got it back to the best of my knowledge.
09-06-2017 05:06 PM
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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
(09-06-2017 12:26 PM)wavefan12 Wrote:  The fact that he was given an extension is criminal assuming there isn't a really cheap buyout.

You can't claim a breach in performance just for being really bad at your job. This is squarely on the admin and is really sad for ECU.

You can claim breach when being ridiculously bad is a breach of the contract. That's called freedom of contract and while there are restraints in NC, none apply here. I highlighted the pertinent clauses. Put it in the hands of a jury of peers (local Greenville/ECU fans) after arguments both ways and see where the chips fall.

People talking about the cost of litigation need to remember that such a pecuniary burden would be much more detrimental on Compher himself as an individual over an entire institution. That's why Compher would settle. No one is gonna feel sorry for that AH. Potential AD candidates would know he sucks and would welcome the opportunity to turn around a program in such bad shape (only way to go is up), with such a loyal fan base, in a fairly visible conference.

Notwithstanding, lawyers exploiting technicalities at times, the law simply does not reward jerks. It really comes down to common sense. The guy is not doing his job up to standards so he can be fired per the contract. Sometimes the pessimism and skepticism is strong here on this board. It is perhaps warranted in this case but that doesn't mean that there aren't options at the university's disposal.
09-06-2017 08:28 PM
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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
This topic needs to be revisited. Do I need to recapitulate my points again. At this point what do we have to lose? Today's performance only strengthens the case.
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09-09-2017 01:08 PM
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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
I appreciate your desire to take this approach, but it just isn't going to happen.
09-09-2017 01:12 PM
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(09-09-2017 01:12 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  I appreciate your desire to take this approach, but it just isn't going to happen.

Things are going from bad to worse. At this point we can try it and even if we lost in court it would make Compher spend some money and he'd be forced to defend himself. That alone would be worth it for me & I would donate my hard earned cash towards such a fund. Based on the 'decisions' we are making and the direction we are going in, I think this is far from frivolous. In fact, I'd bet money that we would come out better as a University if we did go this route now. But we need to clean house from the top to bottom. There's no doubt about that.
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09-09-2017 01:18 PM
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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
(09-09-2017 01:12 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  I appreciate your desire to take this approach, but it just isn't going to happen.

You may be right and I admire you as a long time rational and intelligent poster on this board but that doesn't mean that this isn't a conversation worth having. If we just accept the status quo then nothing will happen. Granted this is just a message board but it is a medium where discourse is facilitated. When people type in key words into google this thread will come up and at least make people think.

IMO, ECU has an affirmative duty to mitigate its damages and I submit that this is the best route for the points that I previously outlined. Furthermore, if a party acts in bad faith or with reckless disregard then it is in the courts discretion to award ECU the cost of legal fees as well. This is just another bargaining chip to use against Compher to settle for pennies on the dollar.

At first some of you at least tried to challenge my assertions on the merits. I urge you to do that but to say it's a cause not worth fighting for because it 'isn't going to happen' isn't a good reason if you ask me. I agree that our claim would have more merit if we completely cleaned house but either way it is our best option under these specific circumstances. Please look back at each of my posts/responses and let me know a little bit more why you are skeptical of such a scenario. I sincerely believe this is a viable and possibly even necessary move for our beloved university at this point.
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RE: ECU AD Jeff Compher is already breaching contract extension agreement (Link)
As long as he keeps Lebo he is gold...
09-09-2017 02:39 PM
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(09-09-2017 02:39 PM)goodknightfl Wrote:  As long as he keeps Lebo he is gold...

It's actually really sad but Lebo's extension is now looking like the best move we've made since hiring JC.

Maybe baseball can at least turn it around.
09-09-2017 02:46 PM
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(09-09-2017 01:12 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  I appreciate your desire to take this approach, but it just isn't going to happen.

I don't and see it as nothing but counterproductive. 07-coffee3
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(09-09-2017 08:06 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  
(09-09-2017 01:12 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  I appreciate your desire to take this approach, but it just isn't going to happen.

I don't and see it as nothing but counterproductive. 07-coffee3

Everyday he is employed is counterproductive. That's the truth. Now this won't get rid of him, but any ideas that could work are more productive than sitting back and letting him ruin what little there is left to ruin of ECU athletics.
09-10-2017 09:21 AM
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