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RE: Ray Watts
(11-26-2017 12:34 PM)bladhmadh Wrote:  
(11-26-2017 11:09 AM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  There are signs that the present system BOT may be more supportive of developing UAB revenue sports. Like with an athletic team, the line up of the BOT changes over time - so too does its behavior. Right now I will be happy with tolerance and staying the Hell out of our way.

they are not more supportive. the change is now UAB athletics has some people behind it with enough influence to prevent the BOT from doing their worst.

Just keep in mind that whenever Watts leaves, his replacement will be named by those same BOT "powers that be" at that time. We can hope their objectives have changed then from when Watts was chosen.
11-26-2017 03:45 PM
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(11-26-2017 09:11 AM)cb4029 Wrote:  2015 should have been our best DI season. Jr. and Ray have to be sick, knowing they couldn't prevent our success. Plus Bama got embarrassed. I love it.

Their critical error was not pulling the plug after 2014 during peak apathy.
11-26-2017 09:14 PM
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Yep, Mackin almost caused the long term ending of the program.

Little did he know that Garrick McGee had the personality & coaching ability of a sweat sock.

Up until Mackin's hiring of McGee UAB could exclusively blame the BOT for holding us back.

The 2 McGee years did not do us any favors.
11-26-2017 09:17 PM
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(11-26-2017 12:46 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Yes. We have them now by their kiwis.

I don't buy that. We are, however, no longer lying on our back with their foot on our throat. We have boosters with enough money and power to register on the BoT's radar. They can no longer do as they wish when they wish with little attention paid and few consequences.

Don't overestimate how safe we are, because those guys are masters of the back room dagger attack. That said, we've got a lot more strength, more fans, more money coming in, more season tickets sold.

We have our own big boosters who have deep pockets of their own, know many of the same people and are members of the same clubs. That helps our credibility.
11-26-2017 09:20 PM
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(11-26-2017 09:14 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  
(11-26-2017 09:11 AM)cb4029 Wrote:  2015 should have been our best DI season. Jr. and Ray have to be sick, knowing they couldn't prevent our success. Plus Bama got embarrassed. I love it.

Their critical error was not pulling the plug after 2014 during peak apathy.

*after 2013.
11-26-2017 09:26 PM
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& I don't believe any of us feel that Ray's views have changed one iota. He seems determined to still validate his decision.
11-26-2017 09:34 PM
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The dumpster fire that is going on in Knoxville tonight may cost the the UTAD his job. They may come looking for an AD with experience at UT and as an AD. Sounds like someone Ray hired.
11-26-2017 09:43 PM
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aw shucks.
11-26-2017 09:47 PM
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(11-26-2017 09:43 PM)biglizard Wrote:  The dumpster fire that is going on in Knoxville tonight may cost the the UTAD his job. They may come looking for an AD with experience at UT and as an AD. Sounds like someone Ray hired.

Well, we have one who raised $45m and brought our program back from the dead. I hope that they don't try to hire him away just because he went to UT and played with Peyton.
11-26-2017 10:51 PM
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Total conspiracy here, so don't roast me. But... has anyone else thought maybe we selected the Bahamas because the administration knew it was more expensive? Therefore, reducing the amount of money leftover from the bowl payout? Plus, it greatly limits the number of fans that would attend the bowl, given the location, price, and Christmas weekend.
They can hide behind the excuse of picking the best bowl experience for the player, which I completely understand. But, I would love to know if the Bahamas was Coach Clark's first choice, or was the decision made for him by Ingram and Watts?
11-27-2017 08:37 AM
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