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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:32 pm

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Given his performance, his quotes after the Lehigh game and his overall demeanor, I am forced to conclude Frank is delusional, arrogant or a fool or all of the above. I don't think I have ever seen anything like this in sports. A coach with more than a losing record, rather, a record of complete and total failure. A coach that has no clue what he is doing nor does he care to. That coach says "eff you, I can screw over the school, alums and anyone I want!"

How the hell did we get here? How did we get to a point where a coach can tell his employer that HE is the boss?


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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:22 pm

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:33 pm

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84-107
I like Coach T but after reading his comments, I have lost all interest in my school's football program. How arrogant.
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:34 pm

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The Maroon wrote:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/l...fiant_tavani_stands_his_grou.html
Am I wrong saying that Frank isn't showing any class?
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:35 pm

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[quote="Kpard:57951"]84-107[/quote]

Right, got it.  What I want to know is how that record became irrelevant and how he was ever told that he was coach for life.

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:35 pm

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Jeez... what an ass...

Where's Bogie with his photoshop? We need some vultures circling the Frankosaurus

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:42 pm

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Pard4Life wrote:
Jeez... what an ass...

Where's Bogie with his photoshop? We need some vultures circling the Frankosaurus
The AD and President has to recognize this man is losing it ,hopefully his family steps in and tells him it's over!
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:47 pm

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7 straight losing seasons. Look at the tenure of the coaching staff. Loose left, why? (A rhetorical question) Who's in charge? In the words of the immortal Vince Lombardi, "what the hell is going on out there?"
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:50 pm

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BillS,

Fat chance.  He has to be looking at the new committee and smiling to see his enablers The Oreo and the Stache getting named as members.  Bullet proof, indeed.

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:58 pm

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The "Friends of Football" might have a role here.  After all, waiting til the spring for this consultant thing may be too late.  They should talk amongst themselves, admit that the program is in a death spiral, and call Frank, Bruce, and Alison and tell them that they will not support the program in its present state.  IMO things would start happening.

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:02 pm

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"How the hell did we get here?  How did we get to a point where a coach can tell his employer that HE is the boss?"

Bizarre, but go "up the ladder" for the answer. Usually, regardless what a coach thinks or how he may assess his own performance, seven straight losing seasons, failure to develop players, failure to beat your Ivy League/PL opponents, gets you canned. Sorry, this is ultimately on the administration. By doing nothing (or, by "studying it"), they are saying "sports is not really important, nor is winning".
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:02 pm

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pardfan wrote:
The "Friends of Football" might have a role here. After all, waiting til the spring for this consultant thing may be too late. They should talk amongst themselves, admit that the program is in a death spiral, and call Frank, Bruce, and Alison and tell them that they will not support the program in its present state. IMO things would start happening.
I agree!!! This is embarrassing! Franks arrogance is troubling and he sounds like a man who is becoming unhinged very sad !
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:18 pm

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I expected an 0-11 or 1-10 season, so 2016 turned out to be a huge success. I'm not sure how I owe FT money though. Is he going to sue people who say on this board that he's done a bad job?
I love Lafayette, I'm forever grateful for the aid that allowed me to attend, and the school offers so much more than sports.
I'm lucky enough to live nearby so I can appreciate the speakers and events and exhibits. Just walks around campus, particularly in the summer.
But GODDAMIT the football situation is downright perverted!

Where else does the program serve the coach, rather than the coach serving the program?
OSU fired Bruce. UD fired Keeler. LSU fired Miles.
IT'S F'N TIME!

"I need a drink, and a quick decision ..."

NOW!


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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:23 pm

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I can't get the image out of my head of Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeq in the Caine Mutiny. All Frank needs are three steel balls. If you watch a game and read his lips I swear he is muttering something about strawberries as he wanders the sidelines aimlessly.

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:25 pm

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Jpao92 wrote:
I can't get the image out of my head of Humphrey Bogart as Captain Queeq in the Caine Mutiny. All Frank needs is three steel balls. If you watch a game and read his lips I swear he is muttering something about strawberries as he wanders the sidelines aimlessly.


"Rosebud ...."

Any assistants who could would flee.

Queeg ... hah! Movie references are always great. How about "Paths of Glory" with the immortal Kirk Douglas?

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:50 pm

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I'm thinking of Stephen Boyd (Lafayette football) waiting for Charlton Heston after the chariot race in Ben Hur.

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:54 pm

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Ben Hur, written by a Civil War general, and the film was controversial in its day. Now it's almost quaint.

Maybe Swoozie Kurtz as Michael Caine's wife in "A Shock to the System":
"I forgive you for failing."
Again and again and ...


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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:15 pm

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Lehigh       Lafayette
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3rd down efficiency 8-13 8-16
4th down efficiency 1-2 0-3
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Passing 291 398
Comp-Att 25-36 36-57
Yards per pass 8.1 7.0
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Rushing 219 74
Rushing Attempts 39 29
Yards per rush 5.6 2.6
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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:02 am

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Some of you guys are missing it. Diorio is the key. She has Byerly's ear and she is not a fan of sports. Then the BOT meme er on the committee that has athletics responsibility is not a fan of sports. Bruce is a lame duck. Reports to Diorio, can't say a word. McKittrick just cares about gender equity and is in way to over her head. Most colleges have more qualified people running their intramural programs.

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:23 am

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[quote="flyfisher:57975"]Some of you guys are missing it. Diorio is the key. She has Byerly's ear and she is not a fan of sports. Then the BOT meme er on the committee that has athletics responsibility is not a fan of sports. Bruce is a lame duck. Reports to Diorio, can't say a word. McKittrick just cares about gender equity and is in way to over her head. Most colleges have more qualified people running their intramural programs.[/quote]

Hal Kamine is a fan of sports. But I agree that Diorio is not a good factor here. We alums need to get in Allison's ear asap and ask her what Diorio's qualifications are when it comes to Division 1 athletics.

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