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Marla Townsend
What in the world is going on? Less than a year ago it was this https://uabsports.com/news/2017/8/7/soft...h=softball
06-25-2018 07:21 PM
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It’s obvious.
06-25-2018 08:12 PM
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No matter what explanation is given, the conspiracy theorists will have a field day
06-25-2018 08:28 PM
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It happens every day in the business world as well.
New person comes in & is put in charge.
People that work for new person don't agree with everything he/she does.
New person removes the situation.
06-25-2018 08:36 PM
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RE: Marla Townsend
Marla was hired by Coach Bartow, and there is no one I know whose heart is more Green and Gold than hers.

They got her to leave softball by giving her a promotion, and then deleted her position a year later. Dirty pool.
06-25-2018 08:54 PM
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Apparently not the only position or person that Mark has let go recently.
06-25-2018 08:56 PM
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(06-25-2018 08:54 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Marla was hired by Coach Bartow, and there is no one I know whose heart is more Green and Gold than hers.

They got her to leave softball by giving her a promotion, and then deleted her position a year later. Dirty pool.

That is standard practice at UAB for how you fire someone you can't fire
06-25-2018 09:06 PM
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Better have happened for a dang good reason...or my donations are indefinitely suspended.
06-25-2018 10:15 PM
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(06-25-2018 10:15 PM)blazerman2006 Wrote:  Better have happened for a dang good reason...or my donations are indefinitely suspended.

There you go. Let’s put the football program in jeopardy again. I’m sure that is what Coach Townsend would want you do. For diehard football fans, people are constantly looking to cut off their support.
06-25-2018 10:21 PM
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I said it on FB, and I'll say it again here. Refusing to honor your pledge or cutting off donations is counterproductive. All that does is hurt UAB Athletics as a whole. Call or write and express your displeasure, raise all sorts of cain? Sure, go for it.

Personally, I think we need to start the Marla Townsend Softball Scholarship Fund, and start collecting money for it. They pretty well can't turn the money down, and it will be an effective finger in the eye to the administration.

Eyes on the prize. Hurting the program really isn't going to worry Watts much, and frankly I'm not convinced that Ingram is committed to improving the programs he theoretically is in charge of.

He just shot himself in the foot with a twelve gauge either way.
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Bad Decision. But unless the big $ folk raise a stink... nothing will happen. He is just making himself unwanted... may even get booed at public events, that’s about it.
06-25-2018 11:06 PM
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(06-25-2018 11:06 PM)ICB Wrote:  Bad Decision. But unless the big $ folk raise a stink... nothing will happen. He is just making himself unwanted... may even get booed at public events, that’s about it.

"Oh look another angry letter" trash, delete

"I'll pull donations" Go ahead and jeopardize the program

"Angry tweets" vs a new track and field, intramural field, soccer field, and stadium negotiation. You're not happy but I'm making things happen. At least appearance wise.

"Chant Fire Mark Ingram" waves at fans while wearing discreet small ear plugs

As long as the board is the board, Watts is protected, and Ingram is protected by Watts. Donations due by September.
06-26-2018 06:22 AM
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Ingram will be interviewed in the future by our supposed local sports media.
If they had stones they would ask him about this.

Instead though he will be asked about what he thinks about Alabama's chances this coming season.
06-26-2018 07:30 AM
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(06-25-2018 09:06 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-25-2018 08:54 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  Marla was hired by Coach Bartow, and there is no one I know whose heart is more Green and Gold than hers.

They got her to leave softball by giving her a promotion, and then deleted her position a year later. Dirty pool.

That is standard practice at UAB for how you fire someone you can't fire

Bingo. It's been done for years and not just UAB.

I know I'm in the minority but I'm willing to give Mark some latitude on this one.
06-26-2018 07:51 AM
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06-26-2018 09:42 AM
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Even though our athletic department has turned into a **** show we cannot refuse giving. In fact if you are pissed double down. They want to frustrate fans and coaches into quitting.
06-26-2018 09:44 AM
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(06-26-2018 09:42 AM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  https://twitter.com/1_Blazernation/statu...2403665921

Just a reminder of why it's not so easy to stand up and yell Fire Ray Watts if you work at UAB like everyone wanted and got pissed off at people for not doing.
06-26-2018 09:46 AM
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(06-26-2018 09:44 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Even though our athletic department has turned into a **** show we cannot refuse giving. In fact if you are pissed double down. They want to frustrate fans and coaches into quitting.

100% correct. To truly gain the upper hand, we have to increase our donations on the academic side also. losing financial donations for athletics is what they want, losing financial donations for academics will cause them pain.
06-26-2018 09:59 AM
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(06-26-2018 09:46 AM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  
(06-26-2018 09:42 AM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  https://twitter.com/1_Blazernation/statu...2403665921

Just a reminder of why it's not so easy to stand up and yell Fire Ray Watts if you work at UAB like everyone wanted and got pissed off at people for not doing.

Yep.
06-26-2018 10:01 AM
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(06-26-2018 07:30 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Ingram will be interviewed in the future by our supposed local sports media.
If they had stones they would ask him about this.

Instead though he will be asked about what he thinks about Alabama's chances this coming season.

You aren't going to get an answer from him even if they did ask...nor should you. I would be very unhappy if he went into details with the media regarding personnel issues. That's a pretty blatant PR issue.
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