Eichorst Fired

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  1. RedMyMind

    RedMyMind Senior
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    Sorry but I don't take advice from a tranny.
     
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  2. Toms Wife

    Toms Wife Sophomore
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    You need to take the advice. The position of Stanford and Nebraska is nothing alike. Plus, this firing wasn't all about NIU. Just say, "My bad," and learn from your mistakes.
     
  3. RedMyMind

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    I agree. Stanford and their coaches have zero excuses for their terrible offensive line and problems they have been facing this year. Shaw has been there for quite a few years.
     
  4. Husker.Wed.

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    It's not polite to say I told you so :)
     
  5. Phillipe

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    Our HC is gutting our program. Which is worse
     
  6. Husker.Wed.

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    I think there is way more than the loss to NIU. It has to do with ADSE thinking he is the smartest guy in the room.
    1. Agrees to play Friday games without asking his superiors. Merchants, high schools, high school parents, and even his football coaches go nuts. Bounds has to help him walk it back with Delaney.
    2. Gives $5M to academic scholarship fund (probably worked out with Green). Boosters and people who are forced to donate to buy tickets go nuts.
    3. The one Friday we want to play on is announced to be phased out. Merchants and traditionalists go nuts, give Bounds an earful.
    4 Leaks indicate HCMR gets a 1-year extension that hasn't been announced for a month.
    5. After a gut-wrenching loss with tons of blame to go around, throws the players under the bus and blows his horn.
     
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  7. meo1960

    meo1960 Assistant Head Coach
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    Yep, had absolutely NOTHING to do with a 1 and 2 start and looking at a 4 and 8 or 5 and 7 season.
     
  8. oldjar07

    oldjar07 Blackshirt
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    It already was.
     
  9. oldjar07

    oldjar07 Blackshirt
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    Don't know why.
     
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  10. Pennsyhusker

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    Yes, it is debatable that Eichorst was a failed AD. I should have been more precise. Eichorst is a "fired" AD, which creates a more serious situation for Green and Bounds than what they would face if they were just replacing an AD who was retiring. They had to know therefore, unless they are incompetent fools, that the decision to fire Eichorst would be THE hot topic in Nebraska. You and others are claiming that this is a purely reactionary move. And I am not here to argue with that. It might be. All I am saying is that you cannot know that for certain, and that the statements made by Green and Bounds concerning the overall health of our sport's programs over the past several years give some credence to the view that this is an action that has been contemplated for a while now, with the NIU loss being the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back, rather than an emotional spur of the moment, feel good, action.

    Personally, I am neither rejoicing over this firing nor lamenting it. I am just sad that the great year in football I was hoping for has not, as of yet, transpired. I like Riley. I want him to succeed. I hate firing coaches and starting over. I hate the idea that there is only "one way" or one style of football that will bring us back. We can win with all kinds of different styles, so long as we get the athletes. I am still hoping we make a solid run here in the B1G, Riley ends the year with his job intact, that we sign a solid recruiting class, and we move on with a new AD but the same football coach.

    But if the season goes south, and Riley gets fired, I won't be in a dumpster pit of depression either. He wasn't who I wanted as our next coach based on his resume and even though I like him and want him to succeed here, I won't be dishonest and say that I would be pissed if he got canned.

    My only hope is this: if Riley does get fired that this time around they do a proper search and hire a proven winner as a college football D1 head coach
     
  11. Archie Graham

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    Hahaha. This post is awesome. How long you been stewing?
     
  12. Archie Graham

    Archie Graham Offensive Coordinator
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    No, he's not.
     
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  13. Archie Graham

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    I agree that this is NOT about the NIU loss. That's just cover.
     
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  14. Archie Graham

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    Shocking.
     
  15. Archie Graham

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    I mean...he cited Chris Petersen.

    You won't hear one single person complain if we get a Chris Petersen.

    But we won't.
     
  16. dinglefritz

    dinglefritz College Football Hall of Fame
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    The Hawks etal have never been on board with SE so how could they turn on him. Nice try.
     
  17. Toms Wife

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    The Hawks et al went along with SE. They were willing to give him a chance. They thought he botched the firing of Bo (and he did!) but they didn't move against SE on it nor on his hiring of Riley. It wasn't until the lack of competitiveness at the end of last year that they turned. If you could look at the giving you would understand. Trust me...you are out of the loop on this one.
     
  18. dinglefritz

    dinglefritz College Football Hall of Fame
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    And you're in the loop more than I? I'm sure you get monthly reports on giving from the Hawks. lol. How does it go now...keep your friends close and your enemies closer? They never forgot how they lost the power struggle over Bo. Snakes waiting in the grass....who just happen to love NU as much as I do. Sigh.....go troll somebody else.
     
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  19. Toms Wife

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    I love the trolling comments as you show you don't have a clue what is going on with the Hawks family nor have any refutation on how it went down.
     
  20. mkbrkloster

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    Just in the very recent past, Eichorst displayed tremendous lack of leadership, vision, and guts:
    • By not refusing to play Friday night games like other top BIG schools did
    • By not demanding to play on Black Friday until public outcry made him do so, and then lying (my opinion) about how he miscommunicated.
    • By blaming the players for the NIU loss, while in the same breath bragging about how good of a leader he was.
    I guarantee you the first two were as, if not more, instrumental in his firing as the team's performance. It's a window into the core problem with an administrator.

    And let's be honest...aside from volleyball (which I'm not even sure he could screw up), major NU athletic performance is a mess. What does he have to fall back on?
     
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  21. Phillipe

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    You're right, we are right on track. He has turned a perennial 9 win program (which was not good enough) into an absolute joke and got most of his OSU buddies and his AD fired because of his incompetence. Yeah, he's just doing fine.
     

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