Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Chasse Conque steps down
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
RBL Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,005
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 13
I Root For: Little Rock
Location: Maumelle, Arkansas
Post: #1
Chasse Conque steps down
https://lrtrojans.com/news/2019/8/2/chas...etics.aspx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
08-02-2019 10:41 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

MICHAELSPAPPY Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 24,342
Joined: May 2002
Reputation: 27
I Root For: Little Rock
Location: Booneville, Arkansas
Post: #2
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
Surprised he hadn't been nabbed before this. But it looks like a lateral move - at best.
08-02-2019 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
arkstfan Away
Sorry folks
*

Posts: 23,405
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 722
I Root For: Fresh Starts
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
UTRGV did a football study and apparently wants to add football but it looks like a big challenge. The school is spread over two cities and happens to be two of the poorest counties in Texas.

They are in the WAC so travel is significant.

My guess is he hopes to jump start his career by leading the addition of football or didn't mesh with new chancellor and wants a change of scenery
08-02-2019 11:17 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
PTJR Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,525
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 9
I Root For: LR / UR / CU
Location: Little Rock
Post: #4
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-02-2019 11:17 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  UTRGV did a football study and apparently wants to add football but it looks like a big challenge. The school is spread over two cities and happens to be two of the poorest counties in Texas.

They are in the WAC so travel is significant.

My guess is he hopes to jump start his career by leading the addition of football or didn't mesh with new chancellor and wants a change of scenery

I seriously doubt the Chancellor was a problem.
08-02-2019 11:38 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MICHAELSPAPPY Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 24,342
Joined: May 2002
Reputation: 27
I Root For: Little Rock
Location: Booneville, Arkansas
Post: #5
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
Might have been money?
08-02-2019 11:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
PTJR Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,525
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 9
I Root For: LR / UR / CU
Location: Little Rock
Post: #6
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-02-2019 11:38 AM)PTJR Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 11:17 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  UTRGV did a football study and apparently wants to add football but it looks like a big challenge. The school is spread over two cities and happens to be two of the poorest counties in Texas.

They are in the WAC so travel is significant.

My guess is he hopes to jump start his career by leading the addition of football or didn't mesh with new chancellor and wants a change of scenery

I seriously doubt the Chancellor was a problem.

On the other hand, having a basketball coach not of his choosing forced on him by the Chancellor probably didn't help.
08-02-2019 12:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

MICHAELSPAPPY Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 24,342
Joined: May 2002
Reputation: 27
I Root For: Little Rock
Location: Booneville, Arkansas
Post: #7
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-02-2019 12:00 PM)PTJR Wrote:  On the other hand, having a basketball coach not of his choosing forced on him by the Chancellor probably didn't help.

That would do it for me.
08-02-2019 12:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Petersonisaclown Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 136
Joined: Sep 2013
Reputation: 4
I Root For: UALR
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
Bingo

(08-02-2019 12:00 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 11:38 AM)PTJR Wrote:  
(08-02-2019 11:17 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  UTRGV did a football study and apparently wants to add football but it looks like a big challenge. The school is spread over two cities and happens to be two of the poorest counties in Texas.

They are in the WAC so travel is significant.

My guess is he hopes to jump start his career by leading the addition of football or didn't mesh with new chancellor and wants a change of scenery

I seriously doubt the Chancellor was a problem.

On the other hand, having a basketball coach not of his choosing forced on him by the Chancellor probably didn't help.
08-02-2019 01:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mr. Basketball Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 464
Joined: Apr 2015
Reputation: 2
I Root For: TT/UTA/Trojans
Location: Texas
Post: #9
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-02-2019 11:06 AM)MICHAELSPAPPY Wrote:  Surprised he hadn't been nabbed before this. But it looks like a lateral move - at best.

A GREAT move.....!!!!
1. Close to South Padre Island. (Beautiful beaches and great Mexican food).
2. Only 621 miles from Lubbock (Texas Tech).
3. Will get to go to Lubbock on December 12, 2019 to play TT in basketball...!!!!!!!

Congratulations...........02-13-banana02-13-banana02-13-banana
08-02-2019 01:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mjs Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 18,443
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 22
I Root For: UALR
Location:
Post: #10
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
Got to believe it was the basketball coaching situation. Unless Darrell is a huge success it was an absolutely terrible decision for our entire athletic program.


Sent from my SM-G950U using CSNbbs mobile app
08-03-2019 09:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mjs Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 18,443
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 22
I Root For: UALR
Location:
Post: #11
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
I was very worried after the hiring, but I guessed I hadn't thought about it for a while. What a blow for our program.

Sent from my SM-G950U using CSNbbs mobile app
08-03-2019 10:19 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Karl B Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 975
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 7
I Root For: UALR , Ark Tech
Location:
Post: #12
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
I agree. The move doesn’t make much sense other than if he no longer had the final say on athletics. I thought Chase did a good job on everything he had a say in except the successor to Coach Beard.
08-03-2019 10:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
PTJR Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,525
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 9
I Root For: LR / UR / CU
Location: Little Rock
Post: #13
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-03-2019 10:19 AM)mjs Wrote:  I was very worried after the hiring, but I guessed I hadn't thought about it for a while. What a blow for our program.

Sent from my SM-G950U using CSNbbs mobile app

Agreed, this is seriously bad news for Little Rock athletics. I think this development may be looked back on as a benchmark, and not in a good way.

I can't imagine that Chasse and Lisa would want to move their family from Little Rock to the South Texas Mexican border, and a Mexican border location that is way, way off the beaten path unless:

1) UTRGV was going to pay a lot more than his present salary;
2) There was no reasonable prospect at Little Rock in the foreseeeable future for a raise to near the amount UTRGV was offering;
3) The financial situation at UALR is worse than we even knew, and for the athletic department in particular;
4) Having a coach for the most prominent sport Little Rock sponsors shoved down his throat by the Chancellor, not to mention a basketball coach who had previously insulted him; AND;
5) The money that the Chancellor may have been conned into thinking would be forthcoming from the big money people who insisted on said basketball coach has never materialized.

Put all that together, and a job at UTRGV starts looking pretty good!
(This post was last modified: 08-03-2019 11:35 AM by PTJR.)
08-03-2019 11:25 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
arkstfan Away
Sorry folks
*

Posts: 23,405
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 722
I Root For: Fresh Starts
Location:
Post: #14
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
A bit back I did FOI and found UALR was only offering all the allowed scholarships in men's and women's hoops, volleyball and baseball. Other ten sports were below limit.

I found it interesting that part of the deal to start Hatcher's wrestling was that he would fully fund the program and provide some scholarship money for the underfunded women's sports to try to offset Title IX concerns.
08-03-2019 02:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MICHAELSPAPPY Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 24,342
Joined: May 2002
Reputation: 27
I Root For: Little Rock
Location: Booneville, Arkansas
Post: #15
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
Either RGV really sweetened the pot, or something is very wrong in Little Rock. (Unless he has connections in south Texas.)
08-03-2019 04:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ez272 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,273
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 16
I Root For: Little Rock
Location:
Post: #16
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-03-2019 09:58 AM)mjs Wrote:  Got to believe it was the basketball coaching situation. Unless Darrell is a huge success it was an absolutely terrible decision for our entire athletic program.


Sent from my SM-G950U using CSNbbs mobile app

If DW is not a success it was a horrible decision for our entire athletic department? Is that what you are saying?
08-03-2019 07:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

LRTrojan Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 11,405
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 19
I Root For: UALR Trojans
Location: Sherwood
Post: #17
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-03-2019 10:27 AM)Karl B Wrote:  I agree. The move doesn’t make much sense other than if he no longer had the final say on athletics. I thought Chase did a good job on everything he had a say in except the successor to Coach Beard.

I too think Chasse did a very good job. He screwed the pooch when he hired Wes for sure. Other than that, I am pleased with the job he's done. I know nothing about the Walker deal, but I'd pretty well think that Peter and Mickey are pretty close to the truth on that deal. I'd think that with three times as many students, that he's making more money. Good luck anyway Chasse. Still proud of your hiring of Chris Beard. He got the programs heart beating again, and then we had the massive heart attack with Wes.
08-03-2019 09:25 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
arkstfan Away
Sorry folks
*

Posts: 23,405
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 722
I Root For: Fresh Starts
Location:
Post: #18
Chasse Conque steps down
So bizarre he hires a highly successful D2 coach who knocks it out of the park. Year later I’m thinking one of the other highly successful D2’s supposedly finalists gets hired in a fast search. And that doesn’t happen. Time comes for another hire and still doesn’t go back to the template that worked.

Maybe that’s just Conque going with what he thinks is best or maybe that’s an AD getting overridden.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
08-04-2019 07:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
PTJR Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,525
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 9
I Root For: LR / UR / CU
Location: Little Rock
Post: #19
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-04-2019 07:38 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  So bizarre he hires a highly successful D2 coach who knocks it out of the park. Year later I’m thinking one of the other highly successful D2’s supposedly finalists gets hired in a fast search. And that doesn’t happen. Time comes for another hire and still doesn’t go back to the template that worked.

Maybe that’s just Conque going with what he thinks is best or maybe that’s an AD getting overridden.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The Wes Flannigan hire was all on Chasse. The Walker hire was forced on him by others.
08-04-2019 07:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mjs Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 18,443
Joined: Dec 2008
Reputation: 22
I Root For: UALR
Location:
Post: #20
RE: Chasse Conque steps down
(08-03-2019 07:45 PM)ez272 Wrote:  
(08-03-2019 09:58 AM)mjs Wrote:  Got to believe it was the basketball coaching situation. Unless Darrell is a huge success it was an absolutely terrible decision for our entire athletic program.


Sent from my SM-G950U using CSNbbs mobile app

If DW is not a success it was a horrible decision for our entire athletic department? Is that what you are saying?

Exactly what I am saying. I'm worried about the survival of our program for the first time since the Newell days. Decreasing enrollment, budget deficits, our bell-weather sport at the bottom of the league for 2 years straight, and now losing a great AD right before the start of the Fall sports season. No idea who will be chosen to sail the ship for the next several months. How do we find an AD (from a lower level program) or even an assistant AD who will leave their current job right in the middle of the Fall sports season? I think we'll be more or less "okay", if Darrell can have a decent season. But, if we have another disaster of a season, it's going to put us in a hole that will be tough to dig out of.

Back to the original issue, I guess it's possible that Chasse was made an offer he just couldn't refuse. But, realistically, I believe Chasse really loved Little Rock and wouldn't have moved his family to a directional school on the Mexican border unless he felt really "dissed" during the hiring of the our last men's basketball coach. I guess I was "okay" with the hiring because I assumed Chasse ultimately "came around" and was agreeable to bringing Darrell in. However, if the hiring was really forced down his throat, it was just a matter of time until he was out of here.
08-04-2019 11:20 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2019 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2019 MyBB Group.