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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    What's his next step? HS athletic director? I wish he could go to EIU and become AD there....



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Its just amazing to look at Pollard's tenure vs. BVDV. Not sure how Bruce even got the AD job here.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone13 View Post
    What's his next step? HS athletic director? I wish he could go to EIU and become AD there....
    Surely you jest...but he does have EIU ties.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Why ANY school would hire this clown, knowing the abysmal track record he's had everywhere he's been, is beyond understanding. Louisiana Tech could have hired an untrained chimp and had better results. BVDV needs to go back to serving Slurpees (assume euphemism here, if you wish), where he can stay out of the way of humanity's progress.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I know it's en vogue to bash Bruce, and I'm displeased with what he did at/to ISU, but from the article it actually sounds like the Louisiana Tech AD was not doing too bad under him. Both money-making programs were in the top 25 with coaches he hired.

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    During Van De Velde’s tenure as athletics director, Louisiana Tech has enjoyed success both athletically and academically. He led the hiring of head football coach Sonny ***** in 2010 and head men’s basketball coach Mike White in 2011, both of who coached their respective teams to top 25 national rankings this past season and selections as WAC Coach of the Year. Most recently, he hired new head football coach Skip Holtz, who replaced ***** following his departure last December.

    Van De Velde has also led a program that has had no major NCAA rules infractions during his tenure as AD and achieved a student-athlete graduate success rate of 76 percent in 2012 – the highest in Louisiana Tech history and one of the top graduation rates in the nation. All 16 men’s and women’s programs are currently penalty free with several having achieved their highest APR scores within the past few years.
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    From a facilities standpoint, Van De Velde led improvements to the soccer, baseball and softball complexes, and helped to initiate the Quest for Excellence campaign to raise private funds for the construction of a multi-purpose facility at the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium. The facility will provide student-athletes and coaches as well as members of the campus community with access to athletic training and wellness facilities, and office, conference and hospitality space.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    One time I emailed Bruce and he threatened to murder my mother.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Wow, improvements to the baseball facility, can't believe he didn't discontinue the baseball team.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    This one time I was at Hardees and I threw some salt over my shoulder. BVDV happened to be right behind me, and he was so incensed that he challenged me to a duel.

    We went outside, counted off the paces and shot each other multiple times. I died, BVDV came close but did not succumb. I can attest that he truly is the badass that he portrays himself to be.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I am drawing a blank on what this whole LE scandal was. Can someone bring me up to speed? But yes, I agree. VD is a supreme doosh-asaurus of the Alford and Chizek variety and I am happy he was fired.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2XaDime View Post
    I am drawing a blank on what this whole LE scandal was. Can someone bring me up to speed? But yes, I agree. VD is a supreme doosh-asaurus of the Alford and Chizek variety and I am happy he was fired.
    I'm going to assume that everyone is referring to LE partying the night away in Columbia with the Mizzou co-eds.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Congratulations to LaTech for freeing themselves of this man.


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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    Ahh, too bad BVDV.



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    Re: Van De Velde fired again.

    I'm glad he and Geoffroy agreed to fire LE; not a popular, but in my mind a correct decision.


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