View Poll Results: If you were a college coach/AD, what would you do in regards to message boards?

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  • Find the reputable message board for my school and monitor

    8 8.79%
  • Create an alias and post here and there on the board

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  • Have a staff member monitor what is being talk about

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  • Stay far away from the message board and encourage my staff to do the same

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  • Openly post on the board

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    Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    If you were a college coach, what would you do in regards to message boards? Explain.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Ignore them completely.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Like.. for myself? Or in regards to the entire team?

    I myself probably wouldn't ever look on sites like these much. Not only would I be far too busy to have much time, but I'm sure the couch coach would annoy me quite a bit.

    As for my players, I wouldn't encourage them to look on sports forums, but I wouldn't make it a rule that they couldn't. They can do what they please, and be motivated how they please. I often waited for a class in the same computer lab that Royce White would hang out in and he was always on fanatic. Watching highlights and reading threads and whatnot.


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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Whenever I felt like getting hated on, I would know where to go.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    weve had many parents post on here...lots of which went unknown. most of which went down in flames! I would say they need to stay off at all costs.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    weve had many parents post on here...lots of which went unknown. most of which went down in flames! I would say they need to stay off at all costs.
    Georges' mom is my favorite



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    I would hope all coaches ignore these Boards. There is nothing positive to be gained from it.

    As for players, I would also hope they would look away but I can see how a young kid would want to know what is being said about them. I do think message boards have the potential to be harmful towards a coach's ability to maintain players, as often time some pretty nasty things can be said on them.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    As an AD, I'd look on here a couple times a week but not post. The people on here, mostly, are diehard Iowa State fans. This is a good place to get feedback and get improvement on things such as game day atmosphere and other little things.

    I'm sure Hoiberg mentions sites to his players such as CF and others that the players must not post on.

    As a player, it would be really hard not to post on sites such as this. Especially where you get badmouthed. Take the Clyburn and Lucious vs Monk example. While that was a twitter thing and more personal, it's hard for players to not get involved in it.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    I'd want me, my coaches, and my players to stay away from them. There is nothing good that can come of it.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    I was thinking about this the other day as I've seen a couple of those shows where they track down keyboard jockeys and confront them. I was thinking it'd be funny if CFH or CPR invited someone to come coach part of a practice or something like that.

    If I were a AD I'd probably have someone on staff monitor, but more for the gameday experience piece of things. I think a coach would drive themselves nuts OR hate their fan base if they read it. As for players, if I were a coach I'd acknowledge they exist, but remind them to be careful not to read into them (as part of my great social media talk I'd have with my team).



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    If you were a college coach, what would you do in regards to message boards? Explain.

    I'd visit often to learn from people who know more about my job than I do.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    I was thinking about this the other day as I've seen a couple of those shows where they track down keyboard jockeys and confront them. I was thinking it'd be funny if CFH or CPR invited someone to come coach part of a practice or something like that.

    If I were a AD I'd probably have someone on staff monitor, but more for the gameday experience piece of things. I think a coach would drive themselves nuts OR hate their fan base if they read it. As for players, if I were a coach I'd acknowledge they exist, but remind them to be careful not to read into them (as part of my great social media talk I'd have with my team).
    What is this show called? I would definitely watch it.

    Also I would not look at these and would encourage employees/players to avoid them.


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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    What is this show called? I would definitely watch it.

    Also I would not look at these and would encourage employees/players to avoid them.
    That boxer did it to some guy, cant remember his name but it made national news....showed up at his house lol. Howard Stern is working on a deal where they track down twitter tough guys. Pretty funny stuff.



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    What is this show called? I would definitely watch it.

    Also I would not look at these and would encourage employees/players to avoid them.
    Sorry, not full shows, but I saw a news segment where a reporter tracked down some twitter people who always were being negative/posting things.

    Way before there time:



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    Re: Sports Message Boards: What would YOU do?

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    As an AD, I'd look on here a couple times a week but not post. The people on here, mostly, are diehard Iowa State fans. This is a good place to get feedback and get improvement on things such as game day atmosphere and other little things.

    I'm sure Hoiberg mentions sites to his players such as CF and others that the players must not post on.

    As a player, it would be really hard not to post on sites such as this. Especially where you get badmouthed. Take the Clyburn and Lucious vs Monk example. While that was a twitter thing and more personal, it's hard for players to not get involved in it.
    Originally I was going to agree with you, however I think this would be a BAD place to gather information on fringe topics such as gameday experience. Most CF'ers are die hard fans, who's attendance/allegiance would never be altered by the gameday experience. Those sort of topics relate to what motivates the people who aren't currently die hards; fringe fans, tv watchers, etc.



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