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I have already voiced my frustration with the fourth down call and with Coach Clark’s conservatism in general, and I stand by those comments.

However, the over-the-top criticism of his ability as a coach I have found here is frankly some of worst BS I have read in quite some time! Come to think about it, the last time I read that kind of crap was during the last time I visited this board several years ago. Now I remember why I quit coming here.

I get it. when fans witness a loss in a very important game that in their mind shouldn’t have happened, they get mad and the tendency is to attack the the coach, not only for the mistake they think hemade, but also his coaching ability in general. That’s the nature of being a FANatic.

However, we all fail to remember that if the defense had held UTSA without getting close to the goal line after the punt, none of us would have dared to criticize Coach Clark, including me. On the other hand if we gone for it on fourth down and failed, some of these Monday morning quarterback’s would be screaming that we should’ve kicked the ball, though they won’t admit that now.

Now I have a few questions for those who not only question the call on the field, but also Clark’s ability as a coach:

What other coach that UAB I had a realistic chance of recruiting after football was reinstated who could have quickly built back our football team from virtually nothing into a winner our first year back?
(Let me remind you that for his work Clark was elected Conference USA Coach of the Year, CBS Sports National Coach of the Year, and Bleacher Report National Coach of the Year, among other honors.)

What other coach could have won the C-USA Championship title and our first bowl game our 2nd year back?
[Let me remind you that Coach Clark was elected Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year (FWAA), CBS Sports National Coach of the Year, and Sporting News National Coach of the Year, among other honors.]

What other coach could have won three Western Division Championships in a row and two C-USA championship in his first four years after bringing our program from back from oblivion?

Do you think that right now UAB could recruit a better coach to lead our program into the future?
(I have no respect for the football knowledge of anyone who would answer this last question with a “yes”.)

For the “what have you done for me lately” crowd who believe that Coach Clark has “maxed out” on what he can do at UAB, let me remind you that we just lost to unbeaten team ranked 15th in the nation on their home field by two inches. Only Cincinnati in the group of five conferences is ranked higher than UTSA and they will be going to a power five conference in 2023. Yes, a grand opportunity was lost, but that doesn’t mean that Clark is not the best coach for our program right now.

In addition, the future is bright. UAB has for the dominated C-USA for the last four years more than any team and I look forward to joining the AAC. Of the future teams of the AAC, aside from UTSA only SMU and East Carolina are currently ranked higher in the consolidated computer polls, and East Carolina is only two places higher. I am anxious to see how the increased exposure of the AAC will improve UAB recruiting.

All of that said my suggestion is to quit bitching and moaning and be thankful for our blessing because I think you are going to really regret it if Coach Clark someday leaves for greener pastures. That day may come soon enough, but let’s not drive him away with bull****!
11-24-2021 03:13 PM
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Again, no one has called for Clark's job. Too many drama queen fan boys on this board.
11-24-2021 04:15 PM
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Years ago at a B'ham Touchdowm Club meeting at the Thomas Jefferson Hotel,, a FB coach observed that there are three things men think they can do better than other men l
#1 - Make love to a woman
#2 - Drive an automobile
@3 - Call football plays.
In the years since then, I have found that @3 changes with the job done by the speaker. The first two remain constant.
The Monday morning QB had its own club for years.
11-24-2021 05:33 PM
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All I can say as an outsider, careful to those who are complaining. UAB struggled for a long time and you guys finally have a coach that has you winning. I personally see some issues, especially in discipline, but you may want to look past that to keep the coach that has brought you so far. We’ve all seen it, to many times, fans get disillusioned by a winning coach only to end up 1-11 the next 3 seasons. Enjoy Clark, he’s been great for your program, look past his faults and celebrate his positives.
11-24-2021 07:03 PM
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(11-24-2021 07:03 PM)Usajags Wrote:  look past his faults and celebrate his positives.

Why can't we celebrate his positives while looking AT his faults?

We should expect our coach to minimize his weaknesses through staff strength. I hope we see that happen during this off-season.
11-24-2021 07:25 PM
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(11-24-2021 07:25 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(11-24-2021 07:03 PM)Usajags Wrote:  look past his faults and celebrate his positives.

Why can't we celebrate his positives while looking AT his faults?

We should expect our coach to minimize his weaknesses through staff strength. I hope we see that happen during this off-season.

Agreed 100%. Anyone calling for Clark’s job I think is over reacting. I do think he needs to make improvements as does everyone.
11-24-2021 08:30 PM
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(11-24-2021 08:30 PM)DragonLair Wrote:  
(11-24-2021 07:25 PM)demiveeman Wrote:  
(11-24-2021 07:03 PM)Usajags Wrote:  look past his faults and celebrate his positives.

Why can't we celebrate his positives while looking AT his faults?

We should expect our coach to minimize his weaknesses through staff strength. I hope we see that happen during this off-season.

Agreed 100%. Anyone calling for Clark’s job I think is over reacting. I do think he needs to make improvements as does everyone.

The only person who has seriously mentioned Clark leaving UAB is his wife

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11-24-2021 08:44 PM
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“However, we all fail to remember that if the defense had held UTSA without getting close to the goal line after the punt, none of us would have dared to criticize Coach Clark, including me. On the other hand if we gone for it on fourth down and failed, some of these Monday morning quarterback’s would be screaming that we should’ve kicked the ball, though they won’t admit that now.”

I would have criticized the call even if we came up with the goal line stand. None of that had to happen. I am a strong believer in analytics and playing the odds, and we didn’t do that by a wide margin in this case. Even if we got stopped there, I’m not going to criticize the 4th and inches call. I get why Clark made the call he did, it’s his style.

I don’t think many, if any, people on this board have called for Clark to be fired. They’ve asked for some things to be cleaned up/changed. I think the people who believe Clark has maxed out what he can do at UAB look at what he has done outside of winning conference titles. It’s a fair question to ask if Clark can do more than an 11-3ish record the way things have gone out of conference in the past.
11-25-2021 09:11 AM
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Every point here make sense but he still made a bad decision and he know it and we can criticize him for that .

Everyone think they are his boss because you contribute to the program.
Wake up call... you are not his boss

People miss an important point here ,,,,what he did in the past have no weight on this 4 inches decision ,,,,i am glad what he did for the program but still made a terrible decision

I will give you an example if someone died under my care ,,,....what i did with my previous 10k pts will not make that pt back to life and i need to deal with it
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No one will leave a 1.5 millions job with minimum pressure .
This moment will happen more often if we get better like everyone think ,,,,,this moment was a snap chat of a life of at a major college university

the unlimited access of internet make critic worse that it is but we are in 2021

The good side of the story is ,,,a lot more people care about UAB football
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11-25-2021 09:23 AM
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I'll do something I have never done. Agree with everything in a Cajun Blazer post. You are allowed a voice too.

I feel like I need to post disclaimers with my response but we will see......
11-25-2021 09:56 AM
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I used to work with a woman who loved to tell you how smart she was. She would then do or say something that reminded you how dumb she really was. I'm reminded of her each time I visit this board.
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(11-25-2021 05:42 PM)BlazeOn Wrote:  I used to work with a woman who loved to tell you how smart she was. She would then do or say something that reminded you how dumb she really was. I'm reminded of her each time I visit this board.

100% Truth
11-25-2021 06:27 PM
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Truth
11-25-2021 06:47 PM
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