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pardfan

Tavani status

crunch time for Tavani and staff?
SixtyEighter

What is that Jesse Ventura quote in The Predator ? It applies to FT : "He's dug in deeper than an Alabama tick. "No other football coach could survive a 1-10 season followed by a 7 game losing streak ended by eking out a win over one of the weakest teams in the country and obviously the worst in the conference. In place after place they are firing the football coaches even where they are adequate but not successful enough.
BillS

Re: Tavani status

pardfan wrote:
crunch time for Tavani and staff?
Crunch time is over Franks resignation announcement will come after the Colgate game.
Kpard

Would they really continue this believing another year of scholarship players will prove us all wrong. I unfortunately think the answer may be......yes!  Confused  Mad
zenator

Since his contract is up for renewal, the AD will have to make a decision.  I suspect that, in the eyes of the administration, Frank's only  negative is the recent W-L record. His positives are his strong relationships with major alumni donors, his longevity and the stellar off-field behavior of his players.

In the end, I suspect that Frank will be given a one year extension. Frank will then conduct a mild shake-u of is his offensive staff.
edge29

Didn't submit a vote. None of those choices are acceptable to me..
NE Leopard

zenator wrote:
Since his contract is up for renewal, the AD will have to make a decision.  I suspect that, in the eyes of the administration, Frank's only  negative is the recent W-L record. His positives are his strong relationships with major alumni donors, his longevity and the stellar off-field behavior of his players.

In the end, I suspect that Frank will be given a one year extension. Frank will then conduct a mild shake-u of is his offensive staff.


+1
Franks Tanks

zenator wrote:
Since his contract is up for renewal, the AD will have to make a decision.  I suspect that, in the eyes of the administration, Frank's only  negative is the recent W-L record. His positives are his strong relationships with major alumni donors, his longevity and the stellar off-field behavior of his players.

In the end, I suspect that Frank will be given a one year extension. Frank will then conduct a mild shake-u of is his offensive staff.


Frank can't shake up his staff as gainfully employed coaches aren't leaving to work for Frank for one year.  He is stuck with who he has.
Spardicus80

From his demeanor on the sideline, Frank looks like a totally beaten down man both physically and mentally.  I certainly think it is time for a new coach who can bring renewed energy and a different voice to the program.

I wish nothing but the best for Coach Tavani, and I would like nothing better than to see him win these last two games.
SixtyEighter

Winning at Andy Kerr is usually a long shot in up years. It's really unlikely this year . Beating a strong Lehigh team is probably off the chart - even though it's a home game.Also although they peaked last year Colgate is still formidable.
ed65

By delaying the dismissal of the coach for several years, the school now has a bit if a conundrum.  What do they do if he wins (by some miracle) both remaining games?  What if he loses both (likely)?  What if he wins one of the remaining two and it is Lehigh (remotely possible)?  If anyone in the administration has a scintilla of sanity or objectivity, they would say time for Frank to step down and become Coach Emeritus, name the practice field after him and let him be the head fund raiser for football.  

Let's honor him for turning the program around in the dark days of Arthur Rothkopf, winning championships and being an all around good guy.
bethlehempard

Wow

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette announced that it will be engaging a consulting firm to conduct a review of the athletic program and make recommendations on improving the College's competitiveness in the Patriot League.

"We will conduct a thorough review of our intercollegiate athletics program and develop precise recommendations for a shared strategic direction that ensures the athletic program's resources are aligned with the mission and goals of the institution," said Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics.

A committee made up of staff, faculty, and trustees is being formed to work with the consultant. The project, which will begin this month and conclude next April, will include interviews with athletics personnel, College administrators, faculty, students, trustees, and other internal and external constituents. It will benchmark the scope, costs, and outcomes of Lafayette's athletic program with programs at other Patriot League and Division I FCS private institutions.

The committee will make recommendations to the President of the College, Alison Byerly. "I look forward to hearing the committee's recommendations about how we can best use our resources and commitment to develop outstanding student-athletes, and to be successful competitors in the Patriot League," said Byerly.

Lafayette, a charter member of the Patriot League, fields teams in 23 sports in NCAA Division I athletics. Some 540 students, about 22 percent of Lafayette's student body, participate in varsity athletics each year.

Worth posting twice.
Lafalum

bethlehempard wrote:
Wow

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette announced that it will be engaging a consulting firm to conduct a review of the athletic program and make recommendations on improving the College's competitiveness in the Patriot League.

"We will conduct a thorough review of our intercollegiate athletics program and develop precise recommendations for a shared strategic direction that ensures the athletic program's resources are aligned with the mission and goals of the institution," said Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics.

A committee made up of staff, faculty, and trustees is being formed to work with the consultant. The project, which will begin this month and conclude next April, will include interviews with athletics personnel, College administrators, faculty, students, trustees, and other internal and external constituents. It will benchmark the scope, costs, and outcomes of Lafayette's athletic program with programs at other Patriot League and Division I FCS private institutions.

The committee will make recommendations to the President of the College, Alison Byerly. "I look forward to hearing the committee's recommendations about how we can best use our resources and commitment to develop outstanding student-athletes, and to be successful competitors in the Patriot League," said Byerly.

Lafayette, a charter member of the Patriot League, fields teams in 23 sports in NCAA Division I athletics. Some 540 students, about 22 percent of Lafayette's student body, participate in varsity athletics each year.

Worth posting twice.


And I will say again, I am not surprised!! I await the makeup of the committee.
That will tell us a lot!!
Andy

Re: Tavani status

BillS wrote:
pardfan wrote:
crunch time for Tavani and staff?
Crunch time is over Franks resignation announcement will come after the Colgate game.


Your reputation for veracity, already on shaky ground, is at stake here, my friend. Sorry, the trip to the bank with your info is on hold.  Wink
Zeus

What reputation?
ed65

Lafalum wrote:
bethlehempard wrote:
Wow

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette announced that it will be engaging a consulting firm to conduct a review of the athletic program and make recommendations on improving the College's competitiveness in the Patriot League.

"We will conduct a thorough review of our intercollegiate athletics program and develop precise recommendations for a shared strategic direction that ensures the athletic program's resources are aligned with the mission and goals of the institution," said Bruce McCutcheon, director of athletics.

A committee made up of staff, faculty, and trustees is being formed to work with the consultant. The project, which will begin this month and conclude next April, will include interviews with athletics personnel, College administrators, faculty, students, trustees, and other internal and external constituents. It will benchmark the scope, costs, and outcomes of Lafayette's athletic program with programs at other Patriot League and Division I FCS private institutions.

The committee will make recommendations to the President of the College, Alison Byerly. "I look forward to hearing the committee's recommendations about how we can best use our resources and commitment to develop outstanding student-athletes, and to be successful competitors in the Patriot League," said Byerly.

Lafayette, a charter member of the Patriot League, fields teams in 23 sports in NCAA Division I athletics. Some 540 students, about 22 percent of Lafayette's student body, participate in varsity athletics each year.

Worth posting twice.


And I will say again, I am not surprised!! I await the makeup of the committee.
That will tell us a lot!!


Amen!
DFW HOYA

Consulting firms and "strategic reviews" at many schools usually point to sports getting cut. Won't be football, but other teams may be in the spotlight.
Pard4Life

Frank will pressure Bruce and talk his way into the job in 2017... Bruce will cave... Frank will get a three-year extension... watch...
NLF

DFW HOYA wrote:
Consulting firms and "strategic reviews" at many schools usually point to sports getting cut. Won't be football, but other teams may be in the spotlight.


Had the same thought, but the wording "make recommendations on improving the College's competitiveness in the Patriot League..." gives me hope.
LeopardBall10

Anyone want to change your vote with the announcement on the new "competitiveness committee"? You think this helps or hurts the chances of change going into next season?

Or is BillS right and we'll get an announcement after Colgate... Rolling Eyes
SixtyEighter

"Competitive" can mean different things to different people. An argument could be made that eliminating some sports will make us more competitive in the remaining sports.I am conditioned to look for the negative by my lifetime association with our alma mater.I look at McCutcheon's statement in conjunction with Byerley's to conclude that the overall goal of this investigation is to  refine the utilization of the athletics program to further institutional goals rather than to foster broad athletic success. Competitiveness is a lesser goal in that context and could mean reduce sports teams and aim to compete but not necessarily  aim to consistently win championships.
Franks Tanks

Another league title and 9 win season for Lehigh.  This is the 4th time Lehigh will win 9 plus games this decade.  Frank has never won 9 games in a season.  So tired of this.

Yes, I realize Lehigh still needs to beat us to reach 9 wins, but that is an absolute certainty that they will.  They might score more than Army did.
BillS

Franks Tanks wrote:
Another league title and 9 win season for Lehigh.  This is the 4th time Lehigh will win 9 plus games this decade.  Frank has never won 9 games in a season.  So tired of this.

Yes, I realize Lehigh still needs to beat us to reach 9 wins, but that is an absolute certainty that they will.  They might score more than Army did.
None of the above Frank will announce his retirement the monday after the Colgate game...Cheers
edge29

Franks Tanks wrote:
Another league title and 9 win season for Lehigh.  This is the 4th time Lehigh will win 9 plus games this decade.  Frank has never won 9 games in a season.  So tired of this.

Yes, I realize Lehigh still needs to beat us to reach 9 wins, but that is an absolute certainty that they will.  They might score more than Army did.


To make it more frustrating, their players are no better than ours.  I think we may be actually more athletic at most positions.  

I have hope that we'll be competitive in the next games. The question is will the team be properly prepared?
flyfisher

I got to talk with my friend that was a referee in our game against Army. He had nothing positive to say. Not only were we bad but out of position, unorganized, bickering on the sidelines. I was disappointed to hear what he had to say.
SIDELINER

flyfisher wrote:
I got to talk with my friend that was a referee in our game against Army. He had nothing positive to say. Not only were we bad but out of position, unorganized, bickering on the sidelines. I was disappointed to hear what he had to say.


I guess maybe a 62-7 game in the midst of a bad losing streak may have something to do with that. Bad day at Black Rock.
Bogus Megapardus

Spardicus80 wrote:

I wish nothing but the best for Coach Tavani, and I would like nothing better than to see him win these last two games.


If Tavani wins one of the last two before his retirement dinner, I swear I'll change my avatar and and post nice things about him.

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