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Well Matt May has put an end to this stuff about him being hired 2 weeks ago as I also have said and I trust Matt when it comes to "sources" as I trust mine that have also told me no deal has been or will be made with BP. So you naysayers go ahead and doubt me and my source all you want but are you willing to doubt Matts many sources who have said the same thing? GO CATS
I only have one source, and I didn't believe this thread the last couple days, but my source (huuuuuge booster) just texted me that Bobby Petrino "is" the next head coach at uk, it's already done... The op is correct, Idk anything about two weeks, or whatever, but he's the guy. Official! Not sure when it will be announced....
Shepp, I have no doubt you believe in your source and maybe what I have heard is wrong, but I truly believe my guys wouldnt tell me something that wasnt true. The only thing I know for sure this whole thing will be over pretty soon but again that comes from my guys so maybe they are wrong about that too. I will just wait and see and hope your source is wrong and I still believe Matt and Chris wouldnt say what they have just said unless they were confident in who they get their info from, just like Im trusting in my guys and what they have told me. If Im wrong I will have egg all over my face and will admit to being wrong but I sure hope Im not.
Shepp. I think we are wasting our time. Some would argue with a wall and make up stuff to do so. I honestly can't believe people think that you just get a contract set in stone in a couple of days, especially a self pro-claimed lawyer.
It seems that not too long ago, someone over there couldn't get a contract worked out in over 2 years.
No one said anything about a contract other that the fact that there is no contract or wording in a contract that would protect the university from potential legal liability should BP make yet another foolish decision...which is a fact.
I do not for a second believe BP is going to coach UK, but I admit anything is possible. However, it is an absolute 100% fact that he was NOT hired 2 weeks ago. That did not happen...period.
I haven't seen Matt or Chris say anything in weeks lol. So I don't even know what that part means honestly. Just passing the info along in a way that people can actually see it, doesn't make a difference to me if anyone believes me, or if the source turns out wrong, but this sounds like a pure lock, and I am just as shocked. .... Go cats
I have to put this out there... I have two sources who says BP is a done deal and WILL BE our next HC.
Hell, I will even go a step further and ANNOUNCE who my sources are (something others are NOT doing)...
and my two sources are...
footballcat65 and shepp2700
Response to your First Paragraph: If it doesn't require a pending civil suit against BP for sexual harrassment (which obviously would put UK on "notice") but just merely bad behavior that smells like sexual harassment, then I don't know how UKs affirmative defense you speak of could ever be a defense.....Based on that, even if they hired a guy off the street who then proceeded to create a "hostile work environment", it appears their could be an argument that UK doesn't get to use that affirmative defense in this scenario either.
My point: I would think there is a legal difference between a person who has been adjudicated (or at least been named as a Defendant in a suit) as creating a hostile work environment, than a person who engaged in behavior that could potentially lead to a lawsuit, but has never been sued or adjudicated as such. BP falls in the latter category.
Second Paragraph: You previously stated - "Maybe if you pretend that sexual harassment claims can only come from hiring practices." You are indirectly saying here that BP also engaged in possible sexual harassment behavior, outside of his hiring practices. I'm actually asking YOU what evidence you have to support that type of speculation.
Third Paragraph: Fair enough and I do agree with you that it only matters to the person making the hiring decisions....however, I'm certain he'll coach again b/c some institution will decide to give a guy who made some mistakes another chance. And wherever he goes (I would love him to be HC at UK, but I'm realistic as well), he'll win football games.....
You obviously don't understand the ramifications of what BP exposed, not just the University, but the entire state of Arkansas to. He open them up to a multimillion dollar lawsuit. They are lucky the young lady went away quietly.
Not to mention what would have happened if one of the other potential candidates for her job had decided to go after the school for unlawful and descriminatory hiring practices.
That's what is wrong with what he did.
And that MAY only be Arkansas.
I nominate this for post of the year. Thanks JJ.
Haha... thanks. Just my way of telling everyone to relax and stop getting all bent out of shape over what people are posting. Some have legitimate sources and some don't... some are on here just to bullshit and some aren't. Everyone has their opinions, but no one knows anyone well enough to make false accusations... or label someone a "liar". Let's all just hope for the best and be ready to support whoever it is we get as our next HC... be it Bobby Petrino, Butch Jones, Phil Fulmer or Burt Reynolds. (don't laugh... if he can win with a bunch of misfits in a prison yard, with Chris Rock as an assistant and Adam Sandler as QB... then, he can win at UK).
I just want it to be over already... GO BIG BLUE!
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Lol at footballcat65
The Greer Facebook post has thrown more gas on the Petrino fire.
Son of highly respected booster says Petrino to UK - then "whoops no that was just a joke" A joke or a premature disclosure? who knows but the media has now wadded into the middle of it.
High drama tonight.
"Ignorance is constricted awareness" - Deepak Chopra
Or he made it all up to feel important hoping it would come through and then realized it had basically gone viral and pulled it down to save face...
And I say again, people will gravitate toward the information they want to believe, not necessarily the information they believe to be true.
Shepp Chris and Matt both have put a thread up saying their sources say that BP hasnt been hired or ever considered for the UK job not counting the past several hours. They both have the sources way beyond what I have but yet their sources and mine are saying the same thing so thats what Im going on and if Im wrong then Im wrong.
If you weren't trying to goat people into paying to read your opinion maybe that would hold water. Nothing against you personally. I understand you're trying to make money with this site. Just don't blame us for what we discuss when you won't provide anything else to the discussion.
“People who live in the past are afraid to compete in the present. There's no future in it.” -- Sparky Anderson
Heck, just wait until they name the coach, THEN it will be easy to see who needs to eat crow, and be known as someone who doesn't know jack. That will be more fun then the hire, lol.
Man has that become true of late. It all started when Mr. Two First Names came around. Pretty sure he's the culprit. Chris used to not be that way. Its had a hand in hurting the site.
It will be "I told you so" after "I told you so". Then Hop and FBC65 will get into an argument and have 30 post bantering back and forth about who's a joke and liar. Just kidding guys.
Lets keep this thread at the top of the board so we can learn some lessons from it. Pure comedy too. This is fun.
Fair enough, I can't view VIP threads. My info was from a gentleman who a decent little basketball center is named after, so I'll agree to disagree. Oh well, go cats, beat them vols!!!
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