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    Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    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...o-job/7727989/


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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

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



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    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?
    If the players want to quite the football team because they don't like the coach, revoke their scholarships.



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    how can you be wrongfully fired for possessing child porn?



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    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.



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by baller21 View Post
    how can you be wrongfully fired for possessing child porn?
    The pictures were of his own kids taking a bath or something like that. The judge threw the case out IIRC.


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

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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by clone52 View Post
    If the players want to quite the football team because they don't like the coach, revoke their scholarships.
    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.



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by baller21 View Post
    how can you be wrongfully fired for possessing child porn?
    They fired him for the wrong reasons apparently, since the charges were dropped



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

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

    Really need more info to really decide.


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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    The pictures were of his own kids taking a bath or something like that. The judge threw the case out IIRC.
    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.



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Why do we care?



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

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

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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    Why do we care?
    Why did you comment if you don't care? sorry my bad for posting this. *******.



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
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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....



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    Re: Minnesota State players refusing to Practice

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Wait a second...when did Hayden Fox quit coaching Minnesota State?
    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.)


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