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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and it has made all the difference (Frost).
He is both a very good coach and better still a very good man. His season at SJSU ended last night late, believe I know because I watched it. I hope the fans at UK will like the way he runs a football program and w/o saying its a done deal I will say this much, if a couple of things can be worked out he will be our next coach but those couple of details are not minor things and it has nothing to do with the HCs salary. It has something to do with future plans for the whole football program which I believe has been a fly in the ointment in the past. So those of you who want this hire keep your fingers crossed that those things can be worked out so we can get both a good coach and man.
I hope you are right about this. I hope he insists that UK support him and his staff like a true SEC program. And I'm not talking about stadium upgrades, although those would be nice, too. I'm more concerned with assistant coach salaries, budgets, etc.
And what are those major details you're referring to? Football budget? Assistant coach salaries? Facilities upgrades?
Been a Cat fan since August of '92
Whatever those contract hang-ups are, they should already be in place if UK wants to be considered a true SEC football school. I'm sure these are "details" that other schools have in place but as usual, UK is way behind in the arms race. I"m sure MM is not asking for anything that any other potential HC would not be asking for. So, get it done!
I agree with above posters? Why arent the hangups already addressed? What the heck could they be? Surely to God Mitch knows how other programs are set up and what the head coaches need? Did he listen to Brooks? This is a bit unsettling unless this guy asked for something so far out in left field that Mitch had to figure out where to find and answer..
These are the questions that have haunted this program for decades. The powers did not listen to Bear, Collier, Claiborne, or Brooks. If the AD does not know these things, he should not be AD, and if he knows these things, and fails to act in the interests of the program, why does he deserve to be AD.
It's a bit unsettling to me that there are rumors that MacIntyre is out of the picture now. I hope Mitch didn't shy away from what MacIntyre was asking for.
I'm not believing ANY rumors at this point. Especailly one's started on the message boards. Lot's of agendas and misinformation out there.
Can you elaborate sleepydog? I am guessing it is what others have mentioned regarding recruiting budget, assistant coach salaries, etc. Anything you think that is off the radar?
Regarding a rumor that MacIntyre is now off the board, there is no way it would fall apart that fast. At least I hope not! Bring on the MacAttack!
Thought Mitch had a green light on getting some upgrades in the FB program?
I'm taking a wait & see with everything connected to UK FB. I have my doubts but we'll see. I think Mac is a solid HC but I don't know how well his success at San Jose St(1 winning season) translates to the SEC?
Can he recruit?
Will UK make the changes needed for FB? Will MB make changes and find ways to get better at fundraising?
This hire has a lot riding on it and I hope UK + MB understand that long suffering UK fans are not going back to the old ways of business as usual. Let's pray it all works out.
These "snags" in the MacIntyre negotiation are like all the other rumors from this search. Not true. NOBODY knows what is going on. I doubt that we are "negotiating with anybody"
Why are you writing this comment because Im in total agreement that MacIntyre is the right guy. My whole point was that BP isnt the right person for the job, maybe you just read it wrong. I have been against BP from the start because of his history with his former employers.
Take it FWIW, but UK Linebacker Pancho Thomas just Tweeted out "Stoops!!" Could be he was told something, could be wishful thinking, who knows? Again, with a grain of salt
Good question, but where I get my info wouldnt go into detail what things needed to be worked out. This is purely a guess but I would say it has something to do with the recruiting budget as 1 thing and the other I have no idea. My buddies tell me as much as they can and I dont push but when I talk to them again and that should be later tonight(monday) or sometime tommorow I will try to get more info. But something is definately up and coming down soon, how soon I dont know yet.
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Thanks for keeping us informed sleepy. Much appreciated.
Hop, believe what you want and I respect your opinion I know what I have been told by people who I have played ball with and have been friends with for almost 40 years. Could they be misinformed yes, do I believe they are misinformed NO. Everyone who claims to have a source including me have different reasons for putting info out there, my reason is that I think the info is solid and other people might like to see what could be headed this way, thats it nothing else. If my guys turn out to be misinformed I will be the 1st one to write an apology for what turned out to be wrong. In any case my friends are my friends now and will still be my friends whether they turn out to be right or wrong.
You are very welcome. He will bring wins here which everyone wants and I am really counting on the info I get being solid because of what I know about MacIntyre he may not be a big name hire he would be a very good coach and figure head for the football program and will bring wins and bowl bids here which everyone wants and also will have the dignity that Joker brought to the job. so everybody wins.
Remember the good old days when no one knew anything until the press conference to announce a new coach? I guess all these rumors and so called inside sources just make for good conversation. I'd like to wait until the new coach is hired but I can't. So bring on the rumors and done deals!!
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