Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

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  1. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    #1 ISUFB, Apr 16, 2014
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    To make this a long story short,
    Some of you knew this, Todd Hoffner was relieved of his coaching duties 2 years ago after a child pornography case. It was on a school phone, so it was reported, relieved of his duties. He lawyered up, went on to find out that it was an wrongful firing. the School would have to pay his salary at MSU which was around 100k, and pay his Salary at Minot which was around 90k.

    Now here's where it gets interesting. He recently accepted the head coaching duties at Minot State. He wanted his old job back, so he went back to MSU.

    His first practice, the players are refusing to practice, they want Aaron Keen (Interim) back as head coach. His results speak for themself. 1 Game away from the title game 2 years ago, undefeated season until getting upended by St. Cloud State last season.

    What are your thoughts?

    Article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/04/15/ex-minnesota-state-mankato-coach-returning-to-job/7727989/
     
  2. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    Wait a second...when did Hayden Fox quit coaching Minnesota State?
     
  3. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    If the players want to quite the football team because they don't like the coach, revoke their scholarships.
     
  4. baller21

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    how can you be wrongfully fired for possessing child porn?
     
  5. nfrine

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    I would refer this issue to Steven Leath and the Iowa Board of Regents....they both are very good at figuring out issues like this.
     
  6. Acylum

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    The pictures were of his own kids taking a bath or something like that. The judge threw the case out IIRC.
     
  7. brett108

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    Seriously? I have no problems with the players having a ton of issues playing for the man, who somehow took the job from a very successful replacement.

    Sounds a little odd to me. Where they really just pictures of his kids? Sounds like he was a marked man if so.
     
  8. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    They fired him for the wrong reasons apparently, since the charges were dropped
     
  9. CycloneErik

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    If they're sticking up for a coach they respected, then it sounds good to me.

    Really need more info to really decide.
     
  10. Bader

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    Yup, family video he took on the phone that when he went to turn it in to get a new one they found a video of his young kids in a tub/getting out of a tub. I don't really have a problem with him getting his job back, and dragging back out this case that got thrown out is unfair to him and his family.
     
  11. MaccloNe

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    Why do we care?
     
  12. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    Why did you comment if you don't care? sorry my bad for posting this. *******.
     
  13. brett108

    brett108 Well-Known Member

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    Hold on. Is someone holding a gun to your head and making you post in this thread? If so I can call 911 for you....
     
  14. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    This was my thought on it.

    Seriously though if you are a coach and the players refuse to practice/play for you...Take a hint. Plenty of college coaches leave when they ARE wanted around - can't believe I am hearing about one who wants to stay when he is not wanted around (at least by the players.)
     
  15. CyCrazy

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    Good question.
     
  16. chuckd4735

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    He was fired for having nude pics/videos of his own children on his phone? Thats a travesty in its self.

    Do the players not want to play for him because he is now considered a sex offender in the court of public opinion?
     
  17. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    because feelings?
     
  18. ISUFB

    ISUFB Well-Known Member

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    No they don't want to play for him because everyone loves Keen, he is a weird dude in general... but probably because they don't respect him for what he is doing to Keen.
     
  19. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    You care enough to post online...

    These mental gymnastics remind me of this person:

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