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    Is it the Presidents fault

    Anyone ever think that maybe its Gregory L. Geoffroy fault for all these coaching changes? I was thinking that he has hired Pollard to get control back to the president and not to the big name coaches that Iowa State had. He let lots of good coaches go. It makes me ponder more and more since this is a BUSINESS, he wanted to get control of the athletic department, because he believes that they are too strong for there own good.

    That way he smells of rose and Pollard gets the blame. Look at Pollards resume, he has only worked at places for 4-5 years. Soiunds like a hatchet man to me. I believe its all about power back ti the preident.

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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Thats a good conspiracy theory...


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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    That way he smells of rose and Pollard gets the blame. Look at Pollards resume, he has only worked at places for 4-5 years. Soiunds like a hatchet man to me. I believe its all about power back ti the preident.
    Pollard will be the first to tell you he's a builder and not a maintainer, hence why he doesn't stay places long.



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    This sounds way too overblown. Fine, Cael surprised everybody and many people feel hurt by it. This doesn't mean that anyone has screwed up at all. Enjoy your weekend instead of complaining through it.


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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Apparently pretty hard to accept that someone wants to take another job that
    1. pays more money
    2. has huge signing bonus
    3. has tremendous facilities



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    ISU athletics have become a revolving door. We are having too many "surprises" and they all seem to be announced by the same guy. I expect an athletic director to lead and build relationships with coaches. We should not be having these "surprises". Jamie needs to go before we "build" ourselves into an even larger hole. We now have a "history" of coaches hired by Jamie Pollard who for some reason do not think twice about dumping on the man. Jamie is all about results except when he is the one with "unforeseen" disaster upon disaster. We are reaching the "next level" in nearly every sport. I hope we can keep the women's basketball program afloat. If Bill goes, will that bring the Pollard disciples back to the real world???



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedog View Post
    ISU athletics have become a revolving door. We are having too many "surprises" and they all seem to be announced by the same guy. I expect an athletic director to lead and build relationships with coaches. We should not be having these "surprises". Jamie needs to go before we "build" ourselves into an even larger hole. We now have a "history" of coaches hired by Jamie Pollard who for some reason do not think twice about dumping on the man. Jamie is all about results except when he is the one with "unforeseen" disaster upon disaster. We are reaching the "next level" in nearly every sport. I hope we can keep the women's basketball program afloat. If Bill goes, will that bring the Pollard disciples back to the real world???
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    Cael = Not JP's fault (JP gave him everything he could've asked for)
    McCarney = JP dismissed him, but most agree it was time
    Morgan = JP dismissed him, not re-opening this can of worms



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    and I thought this thread was about Obama.

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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    and I thought this thread was about Obama.

    -keep
    then it would be in the religion politic threads and not IU general...correct



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Pollard will be the first to tell you he's a builder and not a maintainer, hence why he doesn't stay places long.

    I like how he is building the programs



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Apparently pretty hard to accept that someone wants to take another job that
    1. pays more money How much more? How do we know?
    2. has huge signing bonus Says who?
    3. has tremendous facilities
    What's hard is to accept is losing a legend like Cael, who has said many times that Iowa State is his dream job.

    Smart people don't rip there boss as they leave. Don't want to burn bridges and show others that you have had issues with your boss in the past. Thus the reasons Pollard gave on behalf of Cael. Easier to recruit to Penn State? Yeah right



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    Re: Is it the Presidents fault

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Pollard will be the first to tell you he's a builder and not a maintainer, hence why he doesn't stay places long.
    What did he ever build before he came to ISU?


    Gene Smith, 1993-2000. 7 years, 6 NCAA's, 1 bowl game. Revenue sports postseason participation 50%. Good.
    Bruce Vandevelde, 2000-20005. 5 years, 4 bowl games, 2 NCAA's, 2 NIT's. Postseason participation 80%. Better.
    Jamie Pollard, 2005-. 4 years. 1 bowl game, 0 NCAA's, 0 NIT's. Postseason participation: 13%. The next big step.

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