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Al Bundy
11-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Since this tweet today showed up, I might as well start a thread to show them all. It also appears Turner Gill will be out at KU.

@PeteThamelNYT Akron Coach Rob Ianello got the call he was fired while driving to NY for his mother's funeral

Bowser
11-26-2011, 08:04 PM
@PeteThamelNYT Akron Coach Rob Ianello got the call he was fired while driving to NY for his mother's funeral

Jesus.

boogblaster
11-26-2011, 08:14 PM
its a cruel world ....

Predarat
11-26-2011, 08:53 PM
Since this tweet today showed up, I might as well start a thread to show them all. It also appears Turner Gill will be out at KU.

@PeteThamelNYT Akron Coach Rob Ianello got the call he was fired while driving to NY for his mother's funeral

Holy fuck, that is low!

Okie_Apparition
11-26-2011, 09:00 PM
Turner Gill sounds like the punchline of a 6th grade joke

3rd&48ers
11-26-2011, 09:05 PM
Buttaneers Suck!

Mr_Tomahawk
11-26-2011, 09:07 PM
Turner Gill says this thread title is racist.

Mr. Plow
11-26-2011, 09:46 PM
@PeteThamelNYT Akron Coach Rob Ianello got the call he was fired while driving to NY for his mother's funeral

That's one way to do it I suppose.

Frazod
11-26-2011, 09:53 PM
Holy fuck, that is low!

Tell your career to say hi to your mom. LMAO

Al Bundy
11-26-2011, 09:58 PM
Tell your career to say hi to your mom. LMAO

I shouldn't laugh at that.......

Al Bundy
11-26-2011, 10:46 PM
SunDevilSN Sun Devil Sports Now
Sources: Dismissal could come soon for ASU football coach Dennis Erickson ow.ly/1fR05t

Al Bundy
11-27-2011, 07:35 AM
schadjoe Joe Schad
Memphis coach Larry Porter has been informed he will not return

Saulbadguy
11-27-2011, 10:08 AM
O'Leary is firing a bunch of assistants, no?

Skippy will be fired after he loses the PAC-12 title game.

Zook will get fired soon.

Braincase
11-27-2011, 12:59 PM
UAB has fired Neil Callaway. (Per twitter)

58kcfan89
11-27-2011, 01:03 PM
O'Leary is firing a bunch of assistants, no?

Skippy will be fired after he loses the PAC-12 title game.

Zook will get fired soon.

ESPN says Zook's already shitcanned. Nice decision there, Koenning...

http://espn.go.com/chicago/ncf/story/_/id/7286936/illinois-fighting-illini-coach-ron-zook-fired-0-6-finish

Braincase
11-27-2011, 01:31 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/54323/coach-watch-2011-three-go-down

Rumors and reports are swirling that Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson, UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel and Washington State coach Paul Wulff will shortly be terminated.

From the Arizona Republic (http://www.azcentral.com/sports/asu/articles/2011/11/26/20111126asu-football-dennis-erickson-dismissal-soon.html):
Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love did not return messages left by The Republic on Saturday, but multiple sources confirmed that the end is near for coach Dennis Erickson, and his dismissal could come soon.

From the Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1127-ucla-neuheisel-20111127,0,4708182.story):
Dan Guerrero, the Bruins' athletic director, will sit down with UCLA's football coach after the season is over to discuss the future. That could be as soon as next weekend, after the Bruins play Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game.
Neuheisel's chances of retaining his job are bleak, according to influential people close to the program who did not want to be identified publicly because the decision was not final.

The general gist is Neuheisel will coach the Pac-12 title game on Friday at Oregon. The Orange County Register named candidates to replace Neuheisel:
UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel is expected to be fired following Pac-12 championship game against Oregon with Boise State coach Chris Peterson, Houston's Kevin Sumlin and Cincinnati's Butch Jones the leading candidates to replace him.

From the Seattle Times (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/cougars/2016867822_coug27.html), which names former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach as a top candidate to replace Wulff:
Sources close to the situation say Wulff, whose Cougars lost 38-21 to Washington on Saturday at CenturyLink Field, will be dismissed after a meeting with athletic director Bill Moos, barring a last-minute change of direction by Moos. It could happen as early as Sunday, possibly Monday.
A reversal of thinking is unlikely, and sources familiar with the process say the Cougars will have former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach at the top of their list of possible replacements. Leach has been out of coaching since 2009 after a controversial exit from Tech that resulted in him suing the school.

Sumlin and Leach also likely will be connected to the Arizona State job.

These three guys started the season on the hot seat. All three showed signs of getting off it at various times. But, alas, they couldn't make a turnaround stick.

Tough business. College coaches are paid well, but their job security is always precarious.

End result is it appears the Pac-12 will feature four new coaches -- Arizona has already hired Rich Rodriguez -- next fall.

Saul Good
11-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Which is a bigger disaster?

1. Illinois starts 6-0 only to finish 6-6.

2. UCLA wins their division but will be bowl ineligible if they lose to Stanford.

Chiefs Pantalones
11-27-2011, 01:47 PM
It's gonna be like two Christmases when Gill is officially canned.

58kcfan89
11-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Which is a bigger disaster?

1. Illinois starts 6-0 only to finish 6-6.

2. UCLA wins their division but will be bowl ineligible if they lose to Stanford.

I thought UCLA was 6-6... Unless they beat 2 D-II teams?

And I'd say they're both bad, but Illinois probably had the worst season. Slick Rick's had the worse tenure IMO. Better recruits, location, facilities, etc. to work with & he hasn't done a thing with it.

BillSelfsTrophycase
11-27-2011, 02:25 PM
Since this tweet today showed up, I might as well start a thread to show them all. It also appears Turner Gill will be out at KU.


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll289/Soniar72/My%20stuff/JimCarry.gif

Braincase
11-27-2011, 02:27 PM
It's gonna be like two Christmases when Gill is officially canned.

No $H!T. We get rid of the crappy gift from Uncle Fester that he thought was so damned cool, and hopefully a really cool gift from the cousin we always secretly thought was the coolest guy in the family.

Stewie
11-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Sheesh! It turned out well that KSU didn't fire Bill Snyder after FOUR bad seasons when he was initially hired, or that no one listened to the media and fans of MU that wanted Pinkel's head on a platter after two years.

It appears Erickson, Neuheisel, et al... also suck at coaching.

KChiefer
11-27-2011, 02:38 PM
Which is a bigger disaster?

1. Illinois starts 6-0 only to finish 6-6.

2. UCLA wins their division but will be bowl ineligible if they lose to Stanford.

As bad as Illinois' collapse looks, the only decent team we beat was AZ St (penalties beat them really). The only bad team we lost to was MN. That said, it's the way we lost games that got Zook the hook. OH St completes one pass in our house for the W, wtf??? Down the stretch flip-flopping our QBs was pathetic. Zook consistently proved that you can recruit blue chips, but if you can't lead them on gameday, you have no business coaching. This day couldn't have come soon enough.

UCLA says more about USC and the division as a whole than UCLA screwing the pooch.

Al Bundy
11-27-2011, 02:40 PM
O'Leary is firing a bunch of assistants, no?

Skippy will be fired after he loses the PAC-12 title game.

Zook will get fired soon.

Yes and O'Leary should be fired as well...

Braincase
11-27-2011, 02:42 PM
Link (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7286429/memphis-tigers-fire-coach-larry-porter-2-10-season)

Memphis has fired coach Larry Porter after two seasons with the Tigers, the school announced Sunday.

Porter, 39, a former star running back for Memphis, was hired after the 2009 season from LSU in hopes the former Les Miles assistant could rebuild a moribund program.

But Memphis finished off a 2-10 season Saturday with a 44-7 loss at Southern Miss, its second 2-10 season in three years after going 1-11 in 2010.

"The expectations for the 2011 season were to see marked improvement in the team," Memphis athletic director R.C. Johnson said in a statement. "Now that the season has been completed, I do not feel that we have seen enough improvement for the future to justify keeping this football staff in place for another year."

There was no immediate timetable for hiring Porter's replacement. The university has scheduled a press conference for Monday. Johnson and university president Dr. Shirley Raines will discuss the future of the athletic program and a plan for naming a new coach "as quickly as possible," according to the release.

Porter was 3-21 in his two years as Memphis coach, including 1-14 in Conference USA play.

Porter had expressed hope last week, saying "the worst is behind us."

Porter coached at Tennessee-Martin, Arkansas State and Oklahoma State before joining Miles at LSU, where Porter had coached running backs since 2005 and gained a reputation as one of the top recruiters in the nation.

Porter ranks sixth in career rushing at Memphis with 2,194 yards, and scored 20 touchdowns from 1990-93.

"We want to thank coach Porter for his efforts as our football coach but believe that it is in the best interest of our program to make a change at this point," Johnson said. "We were proud to have Larry Porter, one of our former football lettermen, as our head coach and wish him nothing but the best in his future athletic endeavors."

After a disappointing 2010 season, the pressure to replace Porter grew early this season fueled by a 47-3 loss at Arkansas State in the second game. A 27-6 win over FCS-team Austin Peay helped, but the Tigers won only one more game -- 33-17 over Tulane in New Orleans.

By that point, the Tigers' fan based had lost interest, and those still following the team were frustrated when Memphis blew fourth-quarter leads over UAB and Marshall in the season's closing weeks.

Saul Good
11-27-2011, 02:44 PM
I thought UCLA was 6-6... Unless they beat 2 D-II teams?

And I'd say they're both bad, but Illinois probably had the worst season. Slick Rick's had the worse tenure IMO. Better recruits, location, facilities, etc. to work with & he hasn't done a thing with it.

You can't play in a bowl with a losing record.

Al Bundy
11-27-2011, 03:00 PM
Well it appears the Washington Post thinks Maryland should fire Edsall today lol.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/randy-edsall-should-be-stopped-before-he-hurts-maryland-any-worse/2011/11/27/gIQAhnd61N_story.html?tid=pm_sports_pop

By John Feinstein, Sunday, November 27, 12:17 PM

On Saturday, in the wake of his football team’s final humiliation of 2011, a 56-41 loss to North Carolina State in which the Wolfpack outscored his team 42-0 in the last 21 minutes, Maryland Coach Randy Edsall told reporters he was heading out to recruit for a couple of days and would then begin re-evaluating his team and his program.

Edsall’s boss, Athletic Director Kevin Anderson, should cancel that recruiting trip. And Edsall’s re-evaluation. Anderson should do the re-evaluation. And here’s the conclusion he should reach in about 15 seconds: Maryland needs a new football coach.

Randy Edsall should be fired — today.

There are all sorts of reasons why such a conclusion can be labeled rash and overboard. For one thing, Maryland is in a financial crisis right now, one that has forced it to announce plans to eliminate eight varsity sports at the end of this school year. Adding a tab of $2 million a year for the next five years to pay someone not to coach the football team sounds ludicrous.

What’s more, it is unfair to judge a coach—good or bad—on the basis of one season, no matter how horrific it may have been. Maryland went from 9-4 to 2-10 this fall, losing its last seven games by double-digits, culminating with the extraordinary meltdown in Carter-Finley Stadium Saturday afternoon.

And yet, if Anderson finds the right replacement, spending $10 million over the next five years to get Edsall out of Gossett Team House will absolutely be a financial plus.

Here’s why: If Edsall stays, attendance at football games next season will be even worse. Contributions to the athletic department, already down in recent years, will plummet. Any recruiting successes in February will not offset the anticipated exodus of players on the current roster.

Beyond that, the athletic department will face more cuts if the football bleeding isn’t stopped quickly. To quote Barry Gossett, a member of the committee that recommended the cutbacks: “Without success in football and basketball, we’re not going to have a great deal of income to work with.”

Anderson might not deserve full blame for the Edsall hire because many believe he was ordered not to hire former Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach, who certainly would not have gone 2-10 and could not possibly have offended as many people along the way as Edsall has.

In all likelihood, if Anderson told Edsall he was out, he would be able to negotiate a buyout that would allow him to coach somewhere else. Given his ego, Edsall will certainly want the chance to prove that his time at Maryland wasn’t really who he is as a coach.

Here’s the real reason Edsall should be fired: He doesn’t get it.

He didn’t get it a year ago, when he didn’t have the class to tell his Connecticut players in person that he was leaving. He didn’t get it when he started spouting off about rules as if he had invented the idea of discipline.

Here is what one fairly successful coach said about rules: “I don’t have any rules. The way I figure it, if I can’t communicate to my players the difference between right and wrong without a list of rules then something’s wrong with me. I let the older guys make it clear to the younger ones what they can and can’t do and should and shouldn’t do. If someone does screw up, then I tell them they screwed up and decide how to punish them.”

Braincase
11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
Multiple unreliable sources mentioning a 10:00 AM news conference @ KU.

Braincase
11-27-2011, 03:11 PM
@mctait (http://twitter.com/#%21/mctait) Matt Tait
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Braincase
11-27-2011, 03:18 PM
Link (http://www2.kusports.com/news/2011/nov/27/turner-gill-out-ku-football-coach/?utm_campaign=ljtweet&utm_source=ljtweet&utm_medium=ljtweet)

Kansas University football coach Turner Gill, who struggled to a 5-19 record during his two seasons, has been fired and will receive the remaining $6 million owed to him within 90 days, as outlined in his five-year contract, the Journal-World has learned.

Gill, 49, was hired by former athletic director Lew Perkins in Dec., 2009 to replace Mark Mangino, pressured into resigning after a Perkins-launched investigation into Mangino’s treatment of his players.

Gill completely changed the culture of Kansas football during his short stay. The answer to the question of whether he changed it for better or worse was what ultimately led to his removal.

After a moderately successful four years as head coach at Buffalo, where he went 20-30, Gill, the former star quarterback and assistant coach at Nebraska, took over a Kansas program that Perkins thought was in need of healing both on and off the field.
Mangino, the school’s first winning coach since Jack Mitchell, resigned under pressure amid allegations that he put players through punishments too rigorous and went too far and got too personal in some verbal undressings of players. With undersized scrambling quarterback Todd Reesing leading the way, Mangino coached Kansas to its first back-to-back bowl games in school history and had a 20-6 record in 2007-2008, and started 2009 with five consecutive victories. Kansas lost its last seven games and Mangino was paid $3 million to go away.

In Gill, Perkins seemed to have identified Mangino’s polar opposite. His optimistic nature, energetic smile and player-friendly reputation contrasted sharply with Mangino’s strict disciplinarian persona. The change might have put a friendlier face on Kansas football, but the performances on the field became worse.

The Gill Era started on an embarrasing note with a loss to FCS opponent North Dakota State. Gill’s team followed that up with a spirited upset of No. 15 Georgia Tech, but no momentum from that performance carried into the rest of his reign.
Gill’s teams too often looked unorganized, undisciplined, unable to adjust and uncompetitive.

Gill went 1-16 in Big 12 games. Overall, his teams lost by 30 points or more 10 times, including losses this season by scores of 66-24 (Georgia Tech), 70-28 (Oklahoma State), 59-21 (Kansas State), 43-0 Texas and 61-7 (Texas A&M).

Gill’s lone Big 12 victory, 52-45, came at home against Colorado, Nov. 6, 2010. Again the momentum of a comeback from a 28-point, fourth-quarter deficit didn’t carry into the next week, despite it being the largest comeback comeback in KU history.
His teams played particularly poorly in Texas, the key state for KU's recruiting. The Jayhawks were outscored 159-14 in trips to Baylor in 2010 and Texas and Texas A&M this season.

The transition to Big 12 football proved far more daunting than Gill envisioned when he was introcued as KU’s 36th head coach on Dec. 13, 2009. On that day, Gill outlined such lofty goals as winning Big 12 championships, recruiting with vigor and creating a winning “dynasty.”

Asked recently what he hoped those who played for him at KU would remember about him as they look back on their careers years from now, Gill pointed to his ultimate goal of mentoring young men.

"Hopefully they believe that our staff came in and helped them get to where they need to be academically, reach their full potential as a football player, as well as encouraging them to be involved in the community," Gill said. "Hopefully they can say 'yes' to all those questions they may ask themselves. If we have done that, I think we have done what we are supposed to do here."

So now, for the second time in 24 months, KU turns its attention to another coaching search. There's a new man heading up the search this time around, in first-year AD Sheahon Zenger, but, thanks to the realignment madness that has captivated college athletics during the past two summers, there also are new stakes.

Sources have told the Journal-World that the search will move quickly, as Zenger essentially has had the past several weeks to map out a game plan for identifying a successor to Gill.

doomy3
11-27-2011, 03:20 PM
Excellent news.

Saul Good
11-27-2011, 03:23 PM
$6,000,000 due within 90 days? Well done, Turner. You played the Jayhawks better than Mizzou did yesterday.

Mr. Plow
11-27-2011, 03:23 PM
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ChiefsandO'sfan
11-27-2011, 03:26 PM
KUNews University of Kansas
Turner Gill has been relieved of his duties as Head Football Coach at the University of Kansas kuathletics.com/sports/m-footb…

Mr. Plow
11-27-2011, 03:27 PM
KUNews University of Kansas
Turner Gill has been relieved of his duties as Head Football Coach at the University of Kansas kuathletics.com/sports/m-footb…

Obviously "coaching" was not one of those duties.

Bambi
11-27-2011, 03:31 PM
Very exciting.

Let the search begin!

Al Bundy
11-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Filed to #ESPN: #UAB coach Neil Callaway told me he was fired today

3rd&48ers
11-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Yes and O'Leary should be fired as well...

eat a bowl of dicks Buttaneer boy, you lose again

HonestChieffan
11-27-2011, 09:49 PM
Zook loves Larry town

Al Bundy
11-28-2011, 10:11 PM
Dennis Erickson got canned today as well.

Al Bundy
12-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Pat Hill is out at Fresno State.

Bowser
12-04-2011, 04:21 PM
Pat Hill is out at Fresno State.

How long had he coached there? Seems like forever....

Al Bundy
12-04-2011, 07:04 PM
How long had he coached there? Seems like forever....

15 years.

3rd&48ers
12-04-2011, 07:10 PM
15 years.

When does that College coach get fired from the Buttaneers?