Savage. Banker fired over...

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  1. BigRedPimp

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    the phone by Riley while Banker was at Denver airport headed to Tulsa to recruit.
     
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    Source?
     
  3. BigRedPimp

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    Sam McKeown via OWH article
     
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    What recruit is in Tulsa?
     
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    No idea who he was headed to see
     
  6. Morgan747

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    Man, that doesn't sound good.
     
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    If true, it makes it even more likely that it wasn't Riley's idea.
     
  8. Juan Dixon

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    Agreed.
    Not the Nebraska Way.
     
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    Shit happens and timing is a big deal. Sure it wasn't the best way but I had to do the same on Wed. Are we upgrading the position or not?
     
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    This is just a rumor until it is substantiated. Don't believe everything you read in the OWH or from McKewon.
     
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    Not many good times to fire someone. You just have to do it.
     
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    Wait, isn't it a good thing? Maybe Mike Smiley isn't quite the nice guy he is made out to be.
     
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    Quotes from Banker himself in the article, Banker says it was "weird" and indicated that it should have been face to face
     
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    Yikes. Ok. Thanks for the clarification
     
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    "That's just disappointing, that it'd be a phone call and not face-to-face," Banker said. "That's a weird way to approach things. And you can say that it's hard, but if it's hard on him then it's hard on my end. But that's what you got to do, do it (face-to-face). Be grown men about it. It's a communication thing. Let's just be good communicators."
     
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    Who is the "him" in the"if it's hard on him" part? Eichorst or Riley? I assume Riley.
     
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    Suppose he could've gone contemporary, and broke it off via text or facebook.
     
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    Would have been Josh Freeman all over again, but as a coach to a coach.
     
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    Nobody is happy it seems, did Riley fix the DC position or not. I think most wanted a move at DC so spare this crap. Move on and let's kick ass
     
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    Yes Riley
     
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    I want to believe MR talks with him before he leaves Nebraska. Then get back to recruiting.
     
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    I know that we had to move quickly to get Diaco, but I agree that it is a weird thing to do to a friend you've worked with for 20 years.
     
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    I'm thrilled just posted a quote showing Banker is not happy
     
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    They're friends, it should have been face to face.
     
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    Kamren Curl per Banker
     
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    "The end justifies the means". Good luck to Banker and his family and I hope he is able to get a good coaching position elsewhere.
     
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    Riley was prob on the road, they had a chance at Diaco, AD said we need to move, make it happen.
     
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    ^ Yep! Never know whats going on. Its possible that Riley wasn't able to control Banker.
    Maybe Mike told him not to go.
    Heck, It could have been something where if Mike would have waited, then he wasn't telling a friend as soon as he could have.
    Ya just never know.
    No need to speculate on all the details. Thats between them two.
    Let us fans stay focused on what we should be focused on. Finding out about the new guy and hoping for success.
     
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    Nobody likes getting fired and he's probably all pissed off, but the fact that they are friends makes the way it was handled easier to understand.
     
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    I have fired many friends and it is never easy, f2f or over phone neither is fun. Still friends with each and it isn't discussed. Sure Banker was not happy, none are. If you bring someone in I always tell them up front, if it is not working I have a job to do, they respect that.
     
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    No it doesn't. Riley took the easy way out by not telling him face to face.
     
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    Mike Riley chooses who to hire and fire.
     
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    When you get fired and then run to the media like this it can get nasty. Riley will handle this like a pro. I get that Banker is upset. I also get that Sam and Kneepads are hacks who didn't bother corroborating the story and get the other side from Riley. Could have kept some ugly business behind closed doors.
     
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    Agent: Shawn, Diaco is shopping for a DC job, any interest? Need to move fast, he has an interview with the pigs.
    SE: Definitely, let me get back to you.
    SE: Billy, tell Mike that Diaco is available and it would be in his best interest to make it happen.
    BD: Mike, shit-can Banker ASAP, we have a shot at Bob Diaco.
    MR: Wow, that came out of nowhere, can't I think about it?
    BD: Nope, get on the horn now. He as an interview with the head pig himself on Thursday. Says he hates that pig-sooie thing as much as Altman but will take the job if nothing else pops up.
    MR: Mark, can you hear me okay, sounds like you are in an airport. Yeah, real sorry man, but the AD's office is looking for an upgrade. Good luck!
     
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    Love that quote. Banker is who he is, I liked him, too bad it didn't work out.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    Let's see how many mouth breathers come in this thread and admit they were wrong about this being a "2-year mutual plan". I absolutely love that Banker reached out to McKewon. And I double that love to McKewon ran with it without reaching out to Riley.

    Two sides to every story, and I'm certain McKewon ran something that doesn't explain the entire situation.

    With that said, there was no time to do it face to face. Banker was in Oregon, sitting in the Denver airport and we had to act extremely fast to assure the Diaco hire. There wasn't any time to wait a couple hours for Banker to fly back to Lincoln, but I guess Riley could've flown to Denver to fire him (tin foil).

    Big boy moves don't worry about feelings.
     
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    Did we upgrade the DC position? Then the rest doesn't matter
     
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    MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. THIS IS BUSINESS.
    The Ax Falls On Riley.
    There is a lot of money involved here and There is always two sides to every story.
    I don't understand why we need to make this a story at all.
    Got A DC. Move On.
    Let's Get This Class Together Now.
     
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