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ProudPardDad

Resignation

I'm confused...are we not going to address the fact that Coach Bartel penned a resignation letter on twitter 4 days ago? Or is that just out of touch we are from the program that no one has even noticed? Either way, it's troubling.

I,for one, am extremely dissapointed in only after a few months on the job, our new offensive coordinator who was hired with zero college experience, comes to a realization that his heart isn't into it and walks away. I feel for the current players, the lack of continuity can't be great for development.

As a parent of a former player, I am finding it harder and harder to be a supporter of the program.
bethlehempard

A successful QB trainer can make more and work less than an FCS coordinator. And not live in Easton.
It's a peculiar move, sure, but this is ... Lafayette.
Kpard

Huh?! That's disturbing on a few levels.
Marooner

It's hard to say if there's any blame to go around, because Bartel's statement seems to be equal parts press release, resignation and advertising for himself as a QB Coach.

Maybe Coach Garrett is a tough boss, or maybe Coach Bartel didn't think he was in a position to succeed. But maybe he just didn't want to be on the road recruiting away from his family all summer and then working 16+ hour days all season. As stated above, he had no college experience. And as rigorous as his former schedule sounds in his bio (http://www.goleopards.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/rich_bartel_1035401.html), he may not have been fully prepared for what he was getting into as an FCS offensive coordinator.
bethlehempard

Most Lafayette kids enter school with a strong family background.
Those who are athletes need to be coached. They do not need to be guided in religious and social matters. That is what their families are for.

*This departure is not a huge surprise. Odd timing yes but Garrett can certainly handle the offense himself.
The Maroon

Wow - coach G rolled the dice and lost on this one.

I know next to nothing about these things - but wouldn't this be a bad time to have to shop for a new OC?

IS there anybody on staff who can move into that spot?
Marooner

The Maroon wrote:
IS there anybody on staff who can move into that spot?

Far from ideal, but Coach Garrett could probably step in and call the plays for a year. Otherwise, none of the current offensive coaches seem to have the credentials to be an OC that we would hope for (doesn't mean they wouldn't be good, but it would be a new experience for them).
SixtyEighter

I was leery of this guy from the start. He was a pariah in Texas HS football because of his association with that prep school for athletes. His history is football zealotry. Probably not a good match for the PL where there is supposed to be a balance between sports and school work.His departure though is just another mystery in the vein of Grentz's exodus.Garrett should have known better in light of his father's experiences at Columbia where his father's zealotry did him in . Still Bartel's situation is speculation until otherwise explained.
Andy

Re: Resignation

ProudPardDad wrote:
As a parent of a former player, I am finding it harder and harder to be a supporter of the program.


Coach Bartel's leaving doesnt have any effect on my support of the program. He switched from baseball to football, he switched colleges, he's had like 4 jobs in 4 years. Just another move for Coach B.  I wish the 4 talented guys coming in were enough to have him stick around. Must be other issues.

Looked to me like Coach JG was calling plays in the spring game.
Lafalum

Re: Resignation

Andy wrote:
ProudPardDad wrote:
As a parent of a former player, I am finding it harder and harder to be a supporter of the program.


Coach Bartel's leaving doesnt have any effect on my support of the program. He switched from baseball to football, he switched colleges, he's had like 4 jobs in 4 years. Just another move for Coach B.  I wish the 4 talented guys coming in were enough to have him stick around. Must be other issues.

Looked to me like Coach JG was calling plays in the spring game.


Unfortunate but not fatal. I liked Bartel but Garret can handle the OC job and be head coach.
ProudPardDad

What disturbs me the most about the situation is first off, the lack of communication from the school on this subject. This is not heresay or a rumor yet to be confirmed. This has come straight from the coach himself...4 days ago.

Also, from reading some of the replies above, it seems that we all have noticed Bartel being someone 'who has had 4 jobs in 4 years', 'an advertiser of himself' and having 'zero college coaching experience'. So if we can notice those things, why can't those whose job it is to hire or vet him couldn't? Bartel himself leaving isn't what is making it hard for me to be a supporter of the program, these other issues are.
Pardsfriend

Re: Resignation

Andy wrote:
ProudPardDad wrote:
As a parent of a former player, I am finding it harder and harder to be a supporter of the program.


Coach Bartel's leaving doesnt have any effect on my support of the program. He switched from baseball to football, he switched colleges, he's had like 4 jobs in 4 years. Just another move for Coach B.  I wish the 4 talented guys coming in were enough to have him stick around. Must be other issues.

Looked to me like Coach JG was calling plays in the spring game.



 I wouldn't read too much into the departure of Coach Bartel.

As a former coach, I felt in the beginning this was a stretch moving from a high school coach to coordinating an FCS offense.  There are a couple of striking differences relevant here, besides the jump from OC/position coach in high school to OC in 1AA.

 First, at Lafayette he's coaching men, v. high school kids at IMG.  Second, and most significantly, he's coordinating every detail of our offensive strategy.  Not only quarterbacks, but line play, wideouts, and game plans, among many details. Take a look at O. Coordinators at peer institutions, who are regular participants in the FCS playoffs.   The coaches have coached positions and then received the OC assignment.  And they may have head coaching experience as well. This job, at Lafayette or any FCS school, is a formidable task.

 I'm sure Coach Bartel has extensive x and o experience and will land on his feet.
bethlehempard

The school should have acknowledged the change. That is a failure.
Quite often Lafayette news appears first on this board (thanks BTW!) The college and a short-handed (and I suspect sometimes compliant) local media should have been on this. High school sports and the Eagles rule this region, though, so any college coverage is a bonus.
As for the departure, considering the Pit of Despair that is Lafayette sports, this isn't even a speed bump.
It's the best thing that could have happened.
Marooner

bethlehempard wrote:
The school should have acknowledged the change. That is a failure.
Quite often Lafayette news appears first on this board (thanks BTW!) The college and a short-handed (and I suspect sometimes compliant) local media should have been on this. High school sports and the Eagles rule this region, though, so any college coverage is a bonus.
As for the departure, considering the Pit of Despair that is Lafayette sports, this isn't even a speed bump.
It's the best thing that could have happened.

The lack of a dedicated media is sometimes good for the College, but generally bad for those of us without any inside info. Obviously Lafayette would like more coverage (athletics and otherwise), but on the flipside they're fortunate that a situation like Grentz can happen without any apparent "investigation" from the press.

As for the lack of official announcement, could be as simple as waiting for HR to go through the process... anybody who has hired and fired staff knows the drill here. Coach Bartel may have jumped the gun with his Twitter announcement, as he might technically still be the OC for a few more days (or even until July 1).
Andy

Bartel or no Bartel.  With Coach Garrett and 60 full I am so psyched for the future of Pard football. Can't wait!
BillS

Andy wrote:
Bartel or no Bartel.  With Coach Garrett and 60 full I am so psyched for the future of Pard football. Can't wait!
Agree!!! Hopefully Coach Garrett will find the right man soon!
PardDad71

ProudPardDad wrote:

Also, from reading some of the replies above, it seems that we all have noticed Bartel being someone 'who has had 4 jobs in 4 years', 'an advertiser of himself' and having 'zero college coaching experience'. So if we can notice those things, why can't those whose job it is to hire or vet him couldn't? Bartel himself leaving isn't what is making it hard for me to be a supporter of the program, these other issues are.



I don't question the hire.  If I am Coach just hired, first thing I notice is I have a QB problem.   How to solve it?  1) Recruit as many QBs as reasonable  2) Find someone to develop them.  Coach Bartel fit the bill.  NFL experience and college experience certainly must catch the eye of recruits.   IMG QB and OC Coach.   Everyone knows IMG.  Again, good marketing.   Young so the price was right probably.

As for 4 jobs in 4 years (thought he was at IMG 2 years so not sure that is right, but a moot point), this isn't a job in manhattan.  Good coaches change jobs quickly at a young age.  First because they need experience, and as soon as they are qualified for the next job they go, second because they are paid very little.

I have no idea why he left.  Maybe his tweet was the honest truth.   Maybe the hours were too much.   Maybe he is a southern boy and the NE isn't for him.  Maybe Garrett wasn't giving him enough leash.   Doesn't matter.   I met him once, was impressed and will wish him nothing but the best.

I will say, we need an OC, not just JG.   Maybe someone should call Kaepernick Smile heard he needs a job, and his liberal platform will fit right in with the Hill!!!!!.      

Seriously, though, I am not saying we need a big name, or a long tenured football guy as OC, but at least someone who can grow into the job and take direction from JG and avoid him becoming dragged down by the day to day work of the OC position.
1990honda

I was vacationing in Florida when I read the twitter message from Coach Bartel. The area where he was living is on the gulf with beautiful beaches. I believe he was making a huge sacrifice and asking his family to make one as well. He said he has a calling to help kids develop long term.
Bogus Megapardus

In a pinch they could always just plug in Mike Joseph, temporarily. He's a defensive guy but who knows the current personnel better than Joseph?

So odd, though, that Bartel is leaving without really starting. I'm guessing there's more to the story, as with most things.
Refrider

Scratch off Lincoln Riley as our possible Offensive Coordinator  Smile
Andy

1990honda wrote:
I was vacationing in Florida when I read the twitter message from Coach Bartel. The area where he was living is on the gulf with beautiful beaches. I believe he was making a huge sacrifice and asking his family to make one as well. He said he has a calling to help kids develop long term.


On a FL gulf Coast beach as we post, honda.. The drought ended upon our arrival. Apparently we've triggered monsoon season. I blame my friend  BillS.

2014 - Asst at Prestonwood

2015 - 6 months HC at SW Christian

2015-16 - 2 yrs IMG

2017 - 6 months LC

2017 - new employment

5 jobs over last 4 years.

Still finding his path and that's fine. I'm sure JG got certain answers to certain questions. We met Rich his first week here, heckuva nice guy. Best of luck. I find no reason to question my support of the program.
1990honda

Andy, the heavy rain should be over except for the daily afternoon showers. How is the water?
Andy

Beautiful green tint, nice warm temp but very choppy since Monday. Very little sun but we've spent plenty of time in the water.

Are the guys back for first summer semester?
BillS

Andy wrote:
1990honda wrote:
I was vacationing in Florida when I read the twitter message from Coach Bartel. The area where he was living is on the gulf with beautiful beaches. I believe he was making a huge sacrifice and asking his family to make one as well. He said he has a calling to help kids develop long term.


On a FL gulf Coast beach as we post, honda.. The drought ended upon our arrival. Apparently we've triggered monsoon season. I blame my friend  BillS.

2014 - Asst at Prestonwood

2015 - 6 months HC at SW Christian

2015-16 - 2 yrs IMG

2017 - 6 months LC

2017 - new employment

5 jobs over last 4 years.

Still finding his path and that's fine. I'm sure JG got certain answers to certain questions. We met Rich his first week here, heckuva nice guy. Best of luck. I find no reason to question my support of the program.
Haha we've been back in pa for a few weeks freezing our butts off lol
1990honda

I am not sure how many, but they are there putting in work.
njleopard

This is hardly the end of the world. Coach G will find a competent replacement.
Andy

http://ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com
john14810

Met him at my son's official visit    Nice guy but just did not seem like he fit in did not talk to him much as my son is a DE. Maybe it was he was from the South and it was a cold day in the North.    Best of luck to him     Go Pards
gopards

Coach Bartel and coach Chiarolanzio are no longer listed on the lafayette website.
Bogus Megapardus

I have to assume this is just normal growing pains. I'm not going to worry (unless and until Paul Reinhard says to worry).
SIDELINER

Aaron Best, 1st-year coach at Eastern Washington U who was hired in January, lost his OC on Wednesday when the guy apparently got homesick and went home to Hawaii. "Not in panic mode," Best says. Does that scenario sound familiar? If it's true that misery likes company, coach Garrett has it in coach Best.
1990honda

When a coach calls a play he must believe it is going to work. What is he suppose to do when the play doesn't work? CALL THE NEXT PLAY!
LC Local Fan

http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/9...ll-coach-tight-ends-running-backs
Andy

https://hr.lafayette.edu/2017/06/...tant-football-coach-quarterbacks/
Bogus Megapardus

No solicitations for an "offensive coordinator?" Perhaps Garrett will assume that title.

Best of luck to Rich Bartel and his family. It will be interesting to see where he lands.
Pards Rule

1990honda wrote:
I was vacationing in Florida when I read the twitter message from Coach Bartel. The area where he was living is on the gulf with beautiful beaches. I believe he was making a huge sacrifice and asking his family to make one as well. He said he has a calling to help kids develop long term.


Ahh, sounds like Fort Myers Beach! Love it there!
SIDELINER

Is it time to worry yet? This makes me wonder.


http://ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com/
Lafalum

SIDELINER wrote:
Is it time to worry yet? This makes me wonder.


http://ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com/


Wow...do we really need a "study" to discern what is wrong with the athletic dept!!?? Time to step up to the plate Madam President
pards123

Pardon my french, but what the hell is going on in Kirby???
Bogus Megapardus

SIDELINER wrote:
Is it time to worry yet? This makes me wonder.


http://ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com/


Uh-oh.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Yankeefan1922

I apparently seem to be the only one who is skeptical about the Garrett hire.  While he has name recognition and has spent time in the NFL his resume is mediocre.  I also have been less-than-impressed with his staff and, given the recent instability, I have even deeper concerns.  

According to Paul Reinhard's article the football budget has been cut to bare bones.  Is the admin expecting FoF to pickup the slack?  Way to support the new hire as we waste money on consultants and search firms since we seem unable to make good decisions on our own.
Lafalum

Yankeefan1922 wrote:
I apparently seem to be the only one who is skeptical about the Garrett hire.  While he has name recognition and has spent time in the NFL his resume is mediocre.  I also have been less-than-impressed with his staff and, given the recent instability, I have even deeper concerns.  

According to Paul Reinhard's article the football budget has been cut to bare bones.  Is the admin expecting FoF to pickup the slack?  Way to support the new hire as we waste money on consultants and search firms since we seem unable to make good decisions on our own.



Very perceptive post. If our  leadership was competent we wouldn't need search firms or studies. Come on Lafayette do the the right thing!!!!!! For the students .......
justasoldier

Let's face it, the college likes to use committees to make decisions of any importance. That way it's nobodies fault. An outsourced committee recommends coaches they say are good candidates. Another internal committee picks one of the first committee's recommendations.

If it doesn't work out, there's always someone else to blame.

The AD should be the sole decider when hiring a head coach. The AD should also approve any assistants hired by a head coach.

If it doesn't work out after a recruiting cycle the AD should have the option of making a change or extending the coaches position.
bison137

Yankeefan1922 wrote:


According to Paul Reinhard's article the football budget has been cut to bare bones.  Is the admin expecting FoF to pickup the slack?  Way to support the new hire as we waste money on consultants and search firms since we seem unable to make good decisions on our own.



Over the past two years and past three years, LC's football expenditures have been second in the PL, trailing only Fordham.   Certainly not bare bones at all.  In the most recent year, they trailed Fordham and were about the same as Colgate.   Well ahead of the rest.     Sounds like someone is using Reinhard.
BillS

bison137 wrote:
Yankeefan1922 wrote:


According to Paul Reinhard's article the football budget has been cut to bare bones.  Is the admin expecting FoF to pickup the slack?  Way to support the new hire as we waste money on consultants and search firms since we seem unable to make good decisions on our own.



Over the past two years and past three years, LC's football expenditures have been second in the PL, trailing only Fordham.   Certainly not bare bones at all.  In the most recent year, they trailed Fordham and were about the same as Colgate.   Well ahead of the rest.     Sounds like someone is using Reinhard.
Yep sure does and I'm wondering if his initials are FT .
Andy

Paul's use of "defections" to describe a few guys leaving told me all I needed about the slant he was taking.

Guminsky - a volunteer at Richmond followed JG here after the change at Richmond. A vote of confidence in JG. Here Guminsky was an "operations/recruiting assistant." Not a coach. He left for an actual coaching job. "Defection" - get real.

Luke - his twitter retweets since leaving indicate maybe his leaving was not his choice. "one door closes another opens;" Some people will find fault no matter what you do. You have to accept the fact that not everyone is going to accept you;" "If you’ll let God do it His way, the victory will be sweeter. God can vindicate you better than you can vindicate yourself;" and "This is a new day. Guilt has held you back long enough. Nothing you’ve done in the past is too much for the mercy of God."  Was Luke let go? Doesn't sound like a "defection."

If Paul's point is that we have terrible athletic department leadership and questionable support from the top, we get it.  Can he explain the dreadful home loss to HC who had half their roster out with injury? Or the single most depressing athletic event I've ever witnessed - the abomination at Army?  Frank had to go. We understand the obstacles he overcame in better days.

It's a new era. Go Pards and Coach Garrett!

So turf not done. Where did they hold this weekends camps? Anybody know?
Yankeefan1922

A couple of things regarding Paul's post.

(1) While he doesn't name the ESD that was contacted for a recommendation, by his description it must be Kyle Martinelli (now at Delaware).  No surprise that Lafayette admin is so tone deaf that they didn't really know that their ole buddy doesn't apparently return the affection or hold a lot of love for his former employer.  All the way with a red-hot poker, Bruce.

(2) There is no question that Paul was, is and probably always will be a shill for FT. The both went through health scares at roughly the same time and I think PR remembers fondly the kindness shown to him by FT during his issues.  Also, PR is no longer a fulltime employee of the Mourning Crawl. I doubt he gets much feedback on his coverage of the Leopards and they are just happy to have someone who had unprecedented access (even it was basically an extension of the Morse-led pub machine) without having to throw a fulltime resource at a program they don't care much about. Now that Garrett doesn't seem inclined to return Paul's calls, I expect the slant towards the former regime continues.

** I know PR reads this forum, regularly and expect some sort of retort or acknowledgement in his blog. Don't let me down, Paul!
Yankeefan1922

Andy, ever the Pollyanna.

Spin, however you want, the loss of 3-4 coaches from the initial lineup but given the timing these are brutal blows.

Like the musical chairs that they play during the Lafayette hoops games, coaches don't want to be the ones left without a chair once the music stops.  The deck chairs on the ship are all rearranged in the first quarter of the year.  The only thing left at this point are leftovers.

Garrett needed firm commitments from coaches in forming his staff.  Probably tough to get given the reputation for low pay to assistants. The HC claims to have a large rolodex of contacts, he better dig deep and come up with a winner although that rings hollow if we are advertising on monster.com.
PardDad71

bison137 wrote:
Yankeefan1922 wrote:


According to Paul Reinhard's article the football budget has been cut to bare bones.  Is the admin expecting FoF to pickup the slack?  Way to support the new hire as we waste money on consultants and search firms since we seem unable to make good decisions on our own.



Over the past two years and past three years, LC's football expenditures have been second in the PL, trailing only Fordham.   Certainly not bare bones at all.  In the most recent year, they trailed Fordham and were about the same as Colgate.   Well ahead of the rest.     Sounds like someone is using Reinhard.


I certainly don't know the numbers, so please don't take my comment as an attack.  When we say our expenditures were second in PL, what is included in spend - is it just equipment, recruiting, coach/staff salaries+benefits or does it include the capital improvements like the field etc.    As I said, just trying to understand, as my naïve assumption is that spend on staff/equipment/recruiting is at best average.   schollies should factor in here as well given most PL schools have roughly the same COA
PardDad71

I am still a supporter of Garrett.   I am very disappointed in the ESD leaving, unless he left on his own......even then that's the type of position the kids become connected to quickly, so we should have tried to keep him.  

The other openings, well, truth hurts, but most good people are taken by now, and based on the column, we don't have money to burn.  Disappointing to say the least.  All this at a time where we need a second really solid recruiting class in a row to change momentum........it certainly cant hurt.

It seems we cant escape the same problem, if the school will not support sports, it might be time to stop financially supporting the school.   I love the Pards, but part of my love is we used to look out for everyone, and do things the right way.   Now it seems we only care about liberal causes, and sports are certainly not a liberal cause
RichH

A bit of a wide brush Dad. Lehigh essentially a liberal school. We support our athletics. We can list many othets that do also. Pards problem is a sel entitled faculty that objects to spending "their" money for jock pursuits.
It is academia vs athletics.
Lehigh had similar issue in mid 60s. A rather serious revolt by alumni and supporterd quelled the "deemphasis" quickly. I note it took over a decade for football to recover.
PardDad71

Fair enough, most colleges and universities are liberal.
Andy

PardDad71 wrote:


I certainly don't know the numbers, so please don't take my comment as an attack.  When we say our expenditures were second in PL, what is included in spend - is it just equipment, recruiting, coach/staff salaries+benefits or does it include the capital improvements like the field etc.    As I said, just trying to understand, as my naïve assumption is that spend on staff/equipment/recruiting is at best average.   schollies should factor in here as well given most PL schools have roughly the same COA


We've been debating the makeup of the DOE Equity In Athletics site's budget figures for years. While I'd rather our football "expenses" were in the top tier of PL  (they are) rather than bottom, nothing other than "operating expenses" (game day expenses) are  spelled out. So a top tier expense number does not necessarily equate to top dollar spent on scholarships or recruiting. We were top tier even when FT told us we were at only 42 equivalencies.  "Zeus" cautioned us as to the expense figure, we are (had been)  "resource" rich, while aid poor. I take that to mean the cost of the stadium redo is being expensed in (included in) the "football expenses" figure, pushing our number to top tier.  Our expense figure may well indicate generous alumni support rather than admin support. The only really knowledgeable, insider type guy sharing his expertise on the budget subject used to post on the HC board. Not sure if he's still around.

AFAIK, correct me if wrong, we are at, or will be soon, the 60 scholarship limit as FoF will be covering 4 after having been blindsided by the admin re paying upfront.
The Maroon

Wow - some great drama in June huh?!

We're going to find another equipment manager. Really. It'll be OK...I guess it's kind of a story that the last guy doesn't like Bruce but..is it really?

But he was just getting going:


And apparently the coaches list that Garrett told us he has been putting together over the years for times such as these has come up dry, too, because “The Market,” part of the NCAA.org website on which schools can post openings in any sport, has a posting for “Assistant football coach

REALLY?!!

Does Paul not realize that pretty much every company in America requires you post for open positions no matter how locked up they may be? OF COURSE the opening was posted! It doesn't mean Garret's contact well has run dry.

Look - I LOVE Paul's blog - it's a far cry from the 18 inches/week we got during the season from the local papers when I was in Easton, and the man is part of my favorite breed of people: a true journalist.  But he doesn't seem to be cutting coach G nearly the slack he gave coach T.
Pardsfriend

Coaching Staff

The Maroon wrote:
Wow - some great drama in June huh?!

We're going to find another equipment manager. Really. It'll be OK...I guess it's kind of a story that the last guy doesn't like Bruce but..is it really?

But he was just getting going:


And apparently the coaches list that Garrett told us he has been putting together over the years for times such as these has come up dry, too, because “The Market,” part of the NCAA.org website on which schools can post openings in any sport, has a posting for “Assistant football coach

REALLY?!!



Does Paul not realize that pretty much every company in America requires you post for open positions no matter how locked up they may be? OF COURSE the opening was posted! It doesn't mean Garret's contact well has run dry.

Look - I LOVE Paul's blog - it's a far cry from the 18 inches/week we got during the season from the local papers when I was in Easton, and the man is part of my favorite breed of people: a true journalist.  But he doesn't seem to be cutting coach G nearly the slack he gave coach T.


 In regards to Luke C., he accepted a position at his HS alma mater, Delbarton.

 Best regards Coach, Delbarton is one of the finest academic and athletic institutions in the country.  

 Based on his statement, he obviously gave this decision a lot of thought...

https://twitter.com/_coach_chi/status/879289185722671105
carney2

A lot of rumor and innuendo so far, but the source for much of it (Paul Reinhard) is solid.  He may have been tight with Tavani (and I have no knowledge of that one way or the other), but he is a solid journalist who has always supplied first rate information.  Taking him to task just because his information is at odds with your preconceived one sided views is both wrong and wrong headed.
ed65

Coaches going to a school like Delbarton could be good thing for Coach Garrett in terms of recruiting future players.
SIDELINER

It looks like Yankeefan1922 got his wish, sort of.

www.ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com
Lafalum

carney2 wrote:
A lot of rumor and innuendo so far, but the source for much of it (Paul Reinhard) is solid.  He may have been tight with Tavani (and I have no knowledge of that one way or the other), but he is a solid journalist who has always supplied first rate information.  Taking him to task just because his information is at odds with your preconceived one sided views is both wrong and wrong headed.


I'm going to do a little speculation based on my own experience. This administration loves to control it's own message and resents anything that interferes with it, be it a blog, the Lafayette Sports Forum, or a reporter. During the scholarship wars there many conflicts with the press as the position of the administration became more untenable ( Reinhard was singled out by Rothkopf to me personally). That attitude exits today, deep within the administrative culture today on several fronts. So it could be new coaches are cautioned against close relations with the press unfiltered by our own PR people. It will take time....so Paul hang in there...an unfiltered press prepared to tell the truth is important!!
bethlehempard

SIDELINER wrote:
It looks like Yankeefan1922 got his wish, sort of.

www.ramblingsfromthebench.blogspot.com


We are lucky to have two dedicated and knowledgeable professionals covering Lafayette football. It's something of a labor of love as nobody is getting much money for this.

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