Jul 20, 2012
Coaches Blast Proposal To Grant Big Ten Commish More Power

Gary Parrish, College Basketball Insider

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/19615583/big-ten-coaches-blast-big-ten-proposal

The Nike Peach Jam is among the summer’s best basketball events because it features four games running simultaneously at the same location from 9 in the morning till 11 at night, almost nonstop. College coaches get here early and stay late. And they don’t do much reading while inside the Riverview Park Activities Center. So a lot of them are just now hearing about a proposal that, if adopted, would give Big Ten president Jim Delany the power to terminate Big Ten coaches for actions that “significantly harm the league’s reputation.”

“What?” asked one Big Ten coach when I asked if he’d heard the proposal. He subsequently told me he had not. So I explained it. Then he responded.

“Are you f-cking kidding me?” he said.

And that was basically the consensus response.

I spoke with five Big Ten coaches — both Big Ten head coaches and Big Ten assistants — about the proposal this afternoon, and none of them thought it made much sense. They didn’t want to comment on the record because, you know, it’s unwise to publicly mock your league. But they let loose when granted anonymity.

“Penn State had an awful scandal because it had one man [Joe Paterno] who had too much power. Is that right?” one coach asked. “So the way to fix that is to give another man [Delany] too much power? Does that make any sense? It takes some kind of arrogance to even suggest that.”

Another coach echoed those thoughts.

“The head coaches should fire the assistant coaches, the athletic directors should fire the head coaches, the presidents should fire the athletic directors, and the boards should fire the presidents, he said. It’s like Bill Belichick’s saying — ‘Do your job.’ That’s the way it should be. We don’t need a commissioner trying to do somebody else’s job — especially when a commissioner firing one school’s great coach could help make things easier for that school’s rival. The whole thing is stupid. How do people even come up with this sh-t?”

Coaches Blast Proposal To Grant Big Ten Commish More Power

Gary Parrish, College Basketball Insider

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/blog/eye-on-college-basketball/19615583/big-ten-coaches-blast-big-ten-proposal

The Nike Peach Jam is among the summer’s best basketball events because it features four games running simultaneously at the same location from 9 in the morning till 11 at night, almost nonstop. College coaches get here early and stay late. And they don’t do much reading while inside the Riverview Park Activities Center. So a lot of them are just now hearing about a proposal that, if adopted, would give Big Ten president Jim Delany the power to terminate Big Ten coaches for actions that “significantly harm the league’s reputation.” “What?” asked one Big Ten coach when I asked if he’d heard the proposal. He subsequently told me he had not. So I explained it. Then he responded. “Are you f-cking kidding me?” he said. And that was basically the consensus response. I spoke with five Big Ten coaches — both Big Ten head coaches and Big Ten assistants — about the proposal this afternoon, and none of them thought it made much sense. They didn’t want to comment on the record because, you know, it’s unwise to publicly mock your league. But they let loose when granted anonymity. “Penn State had an awful scandal because it had one man [Joe Paterno] who had too much power. Is that right?” one coach asked. “So the way to fix that is to give another man [Delany] too much power? Does that make any sense? It takes some kind of arrogance to even suggest that.” Another coach echoed those thoughts. “The head coaches should fire the assistant coaches, the athletic directors should fire the head coaches, the presidents should fire the athletic directors, and the boards should fire the presidents, he said. It’s like Bill Belichick’s saying — ‘Do your job.’ That’s the way it should be. We don’t need a commissioner trying to do somebody else’s job — especially when a commissioner firing one school’s great coach could help make things easier for that school’s rival. The whole thing is stupid. How do people even come up with this sh-t?”






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