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    Van De Velde fired again.

    Joe Schad ‏@schadjoe 13m Louisiana Tech AD Bruce Van De Velde is out. Recall that Tech was shut out from bowl last season despite 9-3 record.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    He sucks.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Van De Velde out at La Tech

    Effective July 1 - sounds like he was forced out. http://www.shreveporttimes.com/artic...letic-director



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    aww. Now he'll have more time to post on CF and set us all straight on what "really happened" during his tenure.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I'll never forget when he was my seat mate on a flight from Atlanta to Des Moines, and he actually pulled out his budget to show me what he had to work with. It was a somewhat uncomfortable flight.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    If I ever met Bruce Van De Velde, I would spit on him. I think LA Tech fans must feel the same way.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    I'll never forget when he was my seat mate on a flight from Atlanta to Des Moines, and he actually pulled out his budget to show me what he had to work with. It was a somewhat uncomfortable flight.
    I assume this is a euphemism. How did you like the mile high club?



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If I ever met Bruce Van De Velde, I would spit on him. I think LA Tech fans must feel the same way.

    ??? Please explain your typo....the P is nowhere near the H on the keyboard.




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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

    I was upset about something and emailed him once but I did my very best to be civil. He responded and challenged me to a fight, no joke.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Somewhere LE is toasting a nice cold frothy O'Dules.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I was upset about something and emailed him once but I did my very best to be civil. He responded and challenged me to a fight, no joke.[/QUOTE]

    Same thing pretty much happened to me. After the whole LE scandal, I emailed him and expressed that I disagreed on how he handled the whole situation and stated that I would not be a season ticket holder in any sport until he was no longer the AD. Let me also say that I am by no means a big donor, just a very loyal fan and ticket holder. I did stick to my promise and discontinued all ticket sales until he was fired. Bruce called me on Father's Day and pretty much wanted to argue with me for over 45 minutes that he was not wrong and had not made any mistakes regarding the LE situation. I just couldn't believe that he was taking this much time to talk to me. Finally I ended the conversation by saying to him that someday when he makes a mistake in life I hope that his superiors have more compassion for him and are more forgiving that what he showed LE. His response "I don't make mistakes."

    In the words of Paul Harvey......page two!!



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by CyStalker View Post
    Same thing pretty much happened to me. After the whole LE scandal, I emailed him and expressed that I disagreed on how he handled the whole situation and stated that I would not be a season ticket holder in any sport until he was no longer the AD. Let me also say that I am by no means a big donor, just a very loyal fan and ticket holder. I did stick to my promise and discontinued all ticket sales until he was fired. Bruce called me on Father's Day and pretty much wanted to argue with me for over 45 minutes that he was not wrong and had not made any mistakes regarding the LE situation. I just couldn't believe that he was taking this much time to talk to me. Finally I ended the conversation by saying to him that someday when he makes a mistake in life I hope that his superiors have more compassion for him and are more forgiving that what he showed LE. His response "I don't make mistakes."

    In the words of Paul Harvey......page two!!
    Virtually identical to my situation, except mine played out by email. I was upset that he was portraying himself as a great leader for supposedly getting out in front of the LE situation. I pointed out that for three months he'd tried to spin it a different way and only fired LE when the pressure mounted, and that was not leadership.

    I don't recall his exact words but he basically said come say that to my face and see what happens to you. I posted his response on one of the CF predecessor boards and it caused a minor uproar at the time.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Can't say that this is surprising. He made one of the bigger mistakes ever by an AD in letting his 9-3 team not go to a bowl. It is wonderfully ironic that we ended up being a beneficiary from his mistake!



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by ruxCYtable View Post
    Virtually identical to my situation, except mine played out by email. I was upset that he was portraying himself as a great leader for supposedly getting out in front of the LE situation. I pointed out that for three months he'd tried to spin it a different way and only fired LE when the pressure mounted, and that was not leadership.

    I don't recall his exact words but he basically said come say that to my face and see what happens to you. I posted his response on one of the CF predecessor boards and it caused a minor uproar at the time.
    So true, he is NOT a leader at all, and that was part of my problem. But out of that whole mess we got an AD that has proven himself time and time again that he is a tremendous leader. We are so blessed to have Jamie!!!!



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    While at ISU, I met with Bvdv on multiple occassions about casting a bronze statue to commemorate Cael Sanderson's accomplishments (159-0 and still at ISU). While the statue idea may look like a bust in hindsight, Bruce wasn't willing to invest in capturing the spirit and the excitement.

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