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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:40 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca.../19702899/

Notice the last line?

"There is no known backup plan for UAB's other sports."

Not even a bone for the few that would stick with the remnant of a school.
11-30-2014 03:43 PM
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:39 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:37 PM)TPBlaze84 Wrote:  This will likely be one voice lost in the wilderness, but before we begin to infinitely scorn our sister school for this situation, let's remember that this came from within our own house. While I'm sure Watts had the complete support of the powers-at-be, he fully desired this to happen and saw it to fruition.

bull**** it came from within our own house. They put someone there who would do what they wanted.

Again, feel how you want, it certainly won't change anything, Ray Watts graduated from UAB and has been working in the SOM for ten years. He isn't anyone new.
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Re: RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)UABGrad Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:40 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca.../19702899/

Notice the last line?

"There is no known backup plan for UAB's other sports."

Not even a bone for the few that would stick with the remnant of a school.

I noticed that too. We're about to see a mass exodus of coaches.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)UABGrad Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:40 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca.../19702899/

Notice the last line?

"There is no known backup plan for UAB's other sports."

Not even a bone for the few that would stick with the remnant of a school.

Correct. It isn't just football getting the ax here folks.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:23 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca.../19702899/
With UAB's football future hanging in the balance, a person close to the decision-making process told USA TODAY Sports that athletics director Brian Mackin has given indications the program will shut down this week and that Mackin is working on a separation agreement from the university.

His Payoff!!!!

From context in the other quotes this may refer to Clark,
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)blazertke Wrote:  Well I'm completely done with my alma mater if this happens. Words can't describe how much that hurts to say.

Let it play out before all is said and done. I'm willing to bet that a majority of us that are alumni didn't go to UAB for their football program. I'm waiting to hear what happens to the non-medical side of campus.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
**** RAY WATTS and the coward known as Brian Mackin

NOT ANOTHER DAMN DIME
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:44 PM)TPBlaze84 Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:39 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:37 PM)TPBlaze84 Wrote:  This will likely be one voice lost in the wilderness, but before we begin to infinitely scorn our sister school for this situation, let's remember that this came from within our own house. While I'm sure Watts had the complete support of the powers-at-be, he fully desired this to happen and saw it to fruition.

bull**** it came from within our own house. They put someone there who would do what they wanted.

Again, feel how you want, it certainly won't change anything, Ray Watts graduated from UAB and has been working in the SOM for ten years. He isn't anyone new.
Correct, and while at the SoM he complained bitterly about all the money being sucked out of the SoM by the undergraduate side of UAB. There is a reason Bryant et al chose him as president, and he sure as hell didn't have a mandate to improve the undergrad side of UAB.
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Re: RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:45 PM)Blazer Engineer Wrote:  **** RAY WATTS and the coward known as Brian Mackin

NOT ANOTHER DAMN DIME

They obviously don't care. That has been said from the beginning and hasn't bothered them.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:45 PM)dfarr Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)blazertke Wrote:  Well I'm completely done with my alma mater if this happens. Words can't describe how much that hurts to say.

Let it play out before all is said and done. I'm willing to bet that a majority of us that are alumni didn't go to UAB for their football program. I'm waiting to hear what happens to the non-medical side of campus.

Within the next 5-10 years it is going to be rolled back to the late 70's... a night school and extension center.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
Send us to a bowl and I will be there in a non green shirt cheering on the fighting Bill Clarks.

This is the end of my association with the University of the BOT
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:49 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:45 PM)dfarr Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)blazertke Wrote:  Well I'm completely done with my alma mater if this happens. Words can't describe how much that hurts to say.

Let it play out before all is said and done. I'm willing to bet that a majority of us that are alumni didn't go to UAB for their football program. I'm waiting to hear what happens to the non-medical side of campus.

Within the next 5-10 years it is going to be rolled back to the late 70's... a night school and extension center.

This. May god have mercy on the soul of whoever calls me for another donation. They already tried to get me to donate $150 on the spot one night. I told them I had already made a pledge to Blazer Boosters. I'm surprised I wasn't offered a refund...
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
We need to stay focused. It isn't over. Light up watts and copy Witt

Fill up us phone messages. We will advise on next step.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:51 PM)blazertke Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:49 PM)BlazerMatt Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:45 PM)dfarr Wrote:  
(11-30-2014 03:43 PM)blazertke Wrote:  Well I'm completely done with my alma mater if this happens. Words can't describe how much that hurts to say.

Let it play out before all is said and done. I'm willing to bet that a majority of us that are alumni didn't go to UAB for their football program. I'm waiting to hear what happens to the non-medical side of campus.

Within the next 5-10 years it is going to be rolled back to the late 70's... a night school and extension center.

This. May god have mercy on the soul of whoever calls me for another donation. They already tried to get me to donate $150 on the spot one night. I told them I had already made a pledge to Blazer Boosters. I'm surprised I wasn't offered a refund...

Hopefully a monster portion of the commitments to their $1B wasted donation fund are about to be rescinded. If he's not interested in being a university president, by all means let there be a new school started with that funding. One that has the interests of ITS STUDENTS at heart.

Time for a University of Birmingham. Or Birmingham State University.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
To be frank, I don't think even organized protests or the like will achieve much at this point. I'll still participate in the emailing and stuff, but maybe we should try to take this to another level.

I think we should try to shine a light on the machinations of the Board of Trustees, to somehow secure an independent study to reflect how ill advised this is, and show people exactly what is going on here. Perhaps we can start looking into if we can divert some of the money that would have been raised for the program into doing some of those things?
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
The only way to stop this is to threaten the Alabama sponsors. Unless the board knows that UA will also be harmed, they will not care. Every Birmingham business should be asked to stop supporting UA. Every UA supporting business should know that they will lose business because of it.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:55 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  We need to stay focused. It isn't over. Light up watts and copy Witt

Fill up us phone messages. We will advise on next step.

Next step needs to be an angry mob in front of his house.
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:58 PM)Hopeful Wrote:  To be frank, I don't think even organized protests or the like will achieve much at this point. I'll still participate in the emailing and stuff, but maybe we should try to take this to another level.

I think we should try to shine a light on the machinations of the Board of Trustees, to somehow secure an independent study to reflect how ill advised this is, and show people exactly what is going on here. Perhaps we can start looking into if we can divert some of the money that would have been raised for the program into doing some of those things?

+1

That is exactly where I want my money redirected to. No telling what could be uncovered if we all redirected our money that used to go to sports in an effort to take down this board.
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Bill Clark ‏@CoachBillClark

Contrary to news, We haven't heard any decision about our program. We are still fighting! #WTD #UABFootball
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RE: Saw this on CUSA Board. Not Good. The hammer is falling
(11-30-2014 03:48 PM)b0ndsj0ns Wrote:  I don't normally condone violent protest, but this is the time for it. Looting, rioting, fires (at the president and BOT members houses). Seriously this is appalling and the idea of anyone being reasonable about it is wrong. It's past the point of reasonable working.

Stop trolling.
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