Can anyone who knows more than the rest of us explain what is going on with the coaching situation at Utah St. ? I just saw something scroll across the bottom screen on ESPN that the players voted to not play their game this weekend because of religious discrimination and the LDS church.
Looks like Grimes won’t be head coach at USU. He’s still with BYU. That’s a good thing.
The President said something about the interim coach being LDS and used that as a reason not to hire him. The team voted to not play the last game. They are interested in supporting the new coach coming in.
And if the players can just opt out of playing a game what is the use of having an NCAA college FB program. Just have the university opt-out of FB entirely and the players won’t have to worry about playing any games at all, of course, they won’t have to worry about athletic scholarships either.
I attended 1.5 years of college at Arkansas State. Andersen has done well in Jonesboro which is a chore. Probably a good hire but the players may not play a game next year if they don’t like his hair doo.
I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, which is Aggie country. Almost exclusively Mormon, but more USU than BYU fans. I don’t remember there being any UofU fans.
My dad’s good friend is a patriarch there were I grew up, and he’s also a retired perennial state football champion coach. He says that there has been a lot of unrest and dislike of Dr. Cockett as university president, but this might be the spark that will light the keg. It all depends on what she actually said (the meeting wasn’t recorded). The investigation will likely just conclude “they said - she said,” barring a mea culpa or a recording that surfaces.
In my view, there is too much smoke for there to have been no fire. Her PR damage control statement also seemed to me to indicate that there is something there. Instead of simply denying the allegations, she expressed shock that she could have been misinterpreted to have said that, and said, “Regardless of how difficult the conversations might be in the coming days, I remain committed to giving our students a voice.”
She knows that the “conversations” she will have to have “in the coming days” will be “difficult.” If there is no “there” there, why would they be? Just because there are some upset people who misunderstood something she didn’t say?
I’m hearing that many people think Andersen was fired way too soon. This Covid season is a throw away season, and Andersen did well enough there for Wisconsin to hire him away.
It’s a little like basketball, when we knew the last few years that Coach Rose had lost his enthusiasm and self-admitted the need to hang it up. Different scenarios but the need is there. We defeated a very mediocre SDSU offense-how will we handle a good UCF offense if it comes down to that. Shout out your opinion so another will hear. I already know the answer😉
I would be surprised if the president of USU still has her job at the end of Jan. Either that or Utah will fire Witt, BYU will fire Sitake, Navy will fire Ken, the Chiefs probably ought to kick Reid out the door also. I just can’t believe she would say something as dumb as that!!
Haha LOL! I’m a lawyer and when I read her statement, the first thing I said was “SHE DIDN’T EVEN WRITE THAT! HER LAWYER DID!” That kind of damage control says one thing to me: she said something stupid, will try to duck and cover, will hold a few meetings and say she has “let everyone be heard,” and go on with her bad self collecting a giant paycheck.