+ Reply to Thread
Page 8 of 10 FirstFirst ... 678910 LastLast
Results 106 to 120 of 145

Thread: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

  1. #106
    Champ LookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,690

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    After reading this thread, it's obvious to me that a lot of LA Tech fans don't understand that BVD does NOT make these decisions in a vacuum by himself. These "Bowl" decisions are ALWAYS handled by committee. Sure, Bruce is the mouthpiece for the athletic department, but you're kidding yourself if you think a whole lot of other people --including some of our best financial supporters-- weren't involved with this "bowl acceptance" process. Bruce does not have the authority to makes these decisions by himself.

    So, if you want to hold BVD accountable for not accepting the I-Bowl bid, at least be honest about it and hold the other committee members accountable as well. This would include --but not necessarily be limited to-- Steve Davison, James Davison, Dr. Reneau, and possibly a handful of others, including at least ONE (1) individual who routinely posts on this board. :icon_wink: In short, many of our greatest and best supporters SCREWED this up, not just Bruce by by himself.

    I'm not throwing these people under the bus because I know they mean more to LA Tech's long term success than some lousy I-Bowl against NLU in Shreveport. Much more. They made their decisions last week in the face of the "Perfect Storm". The combination of LA Tech finishing out its' last year in a conference (the WAC) with absolutely NO Leverage and the UNEXPECTED rise of NIU to a BCS bowl was not foreseen by anyone. Now I know many of you think you're smarter than the Davison's, and smarter than Dr Reneau --and of course you ALL think you're smarter than BVD-- but at some point LA Tech needs to put this behind us and MOVE ON.

    Fact is, the 2012 season is OVER. We finished 9-3. That's not bad. We're fortunate that we've got time to hire a new Head football coach, and it's my understanding that we have a pool of outstanding candidates from which to choose a new leader. It's time to hire up, and recruit, recruit, recruit. Get on board.



    HD
    You are completely wrong HD. I KNOW the Davison's were not consulted, and I do not of know of any other booster that was consulted regarding any aspect of the bowl decision. I suspect that Reneau was consulted, but that is pure speculation. My support of BVDV in this case is simply because I think trying to get in another bowl was worth the risk of losing Indy. Simple as that.

  2. #107
    Champ LookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,690

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    What I'm saying is, if you are gonna act like a big shot and hate on Bruce (for this decision), at least be man enough to openly hate on the Davisons and our other supporters who were obviously instrumental in the decision making process WITH Bruce. Are you man enough?

    I didn't think so. :icon_wink:



    HD
    You better shut your damn mouth HD because you are way off base and utterly wrong.

  3. #108
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    36,563

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    You better shut your damn mouth HD because you are way off base and utterly wrong.
    Or what, wise guy? You're acting a little TOO defensive here. Don't tell me to shut my damn mouth. I don't live far enough away from you that we can't resolve this quickly.

    What are you so defensive about? I've never known decisions like this to be made in a vaccum.

  4. #109
    Champ LookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,690

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Or what, wise guy? You're acting a little TOO defensive here. Don't tell me to shut my damn mouth. I don't live far enough away from you that we can't resolve this quickly.

    What are you so defensive about? I've never known decisions like this to be made in a vaccum.
    This one was; and I'm ready to resolve it quickly.

  5. #110
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    36,563

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    This one was; and I'm ready to resolve it quickly.
    Bring it.




    HD

  6. #111
    Champ LookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,690

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Bring it.




    HD
    5910 Westgrove Dr., Dallas

  7. #112
    Champ JuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond repute JuBru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    20,057

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    You better shut your damn mouth HD because you are way off base and utterly wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Or what, wise guy? You're acting a little TOO defensive here. Don't tell me to shut my damn mouth. I don't live far enough away from you that we can't resolve this quickly.

    What are you so defensive about? I've never known decisions like this to be made in a vaccum.
    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    redacted, Dallas

    I smell a fundraiser.

    Probably shouldn't post your address so openly. Nice pool and house by the way. :icon_wink:

  8. #113
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    36,563

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by JuBru View Post
    I smell a fundraiser.

    Probably shouldn't post your address so openly. Nice pool and house by the way. :icon_wink:
    I do too.

  9. #114
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    36,563

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    5910 Westgrove Dr., Dallas
    Neutral site. Somewhere in Plano. We can have DawgsWin referee.

  10. #115
    Champ LookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond reputeLookingForResults has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    7,690

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Neutral site. Somewhere in Plano. We can have DawgsWin referee.
    No damn referees.

  11. #116
    Hunter Lee's Hero HogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond reputeHogDawg has a reputation beyond repute HogDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    McKinney, TX & Franklin, TN
    Posts
    36,563

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingForResults View Post
    No damn referees.
    Fine. Who needs 'em!

  12. #117
    Champ Dirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond reputeDirtydawg has a reputation beyond repute Dirtydawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Ruston
    Posts
    17,159

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Hey. I want some of this action. I think I take you both. Is it whoever eats the most hot wings or the largest steak?

  13. #118
    Champ JAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond reputeJAB has a reputation beyond repute JAB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Bossier City
    Posts
    7,038

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    After reading this thread, it's obvious to me that a lot of LA Tech fans don't understand that BVD does NOT make these decisions in a vacuum by himself. These "Bowl" decisions are ALWAYS handled by committee. Sure, Bruce is the mouthpiece for the athletic department, but you're kidding yourself if you think a whole lot of other people --including some of our best financial supporters-- weren't involved with this "bowl acceptance" process. Bruce does not have the authority to makes these decisions by himself.

    So, if you want to hold BVD accountable for not accepting the I-Bowl bid, at least be honest about it and hold the other committee members accountable as well. This would include --but not necessarily be limited to-- Steve Davison, James Davison, Dr. Reneau, and possibly a handful of others, including at least ONE (1) individual who routinely posts on this board. :icon_wink: In short, many of our greatest and best supporters SCREWED this up, not just Bruce by by himself.
    I agree. And I don't agree with HD a lot! lol
    I know Bruce & Reneau are on that "committee" and I can assume the others on your list are. I don't beleive for a second LFR did not openly state that playing that game was not acceptable to him. He did so here and everyone that matters in the school knows who he is.
    Dan is have way out the door. (And his little bark about finding what really happened is all smoke and mirrors)
    And Bruce should be. (We do not need to start a new era at our school with someone elses problem.)
    The "money people" will always have a say but I wish they woldn't let their egos get infront of what is best. Robbing the 31 seniors (and the rest of the team and students) of a bowl game will cost us. Surely sometime in the next 15-20 years one of these players will hit it big in the next energy boom (That happens right?). Who knows what their feeling will be about the school that robbed them of one last chance!

  14. #119
    Champ george is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of lightgeorge is a glorious beacon of light
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,597

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    if i can interrupt the steel cage match for just a minute and get back to the original point of the thread, which is titled we need to support BVDV. because i am not and do not pretend to be an insider, i don't know who had the final say here on this decision...BVDV, reneau, a booster? but whoever it was needs to be escorted away from louisiana tech immediately and NEVER consulted or involved with this university ever again.
    anyone who thinks it is better for tech (or any school outside maybe the top ten or so) to sit home then to play a bowl game (yes, even against ulm in shreveport) does not have any concept of what is best for the athletic program. screwing this up has gotten us negative national attention, hurt recruiting, and ruined 32 seniors tech careers.

  15. #120
    Champ JuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond reputeJuBru has a reputation beyond repute JuBru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    20,057

    Re: We Need to Support Bruce Van De Velde

    Quote Originally Posted by george View Post
    if i can interrupt the steel cage match for just a minute and get back to the original point of the thread, which is titled we need to support BVDV. because i am not and do not pretend to be an insider, i don't know who had the final say here on this decision...BVDV, reneau, a booster? but whoever it was needs to be escorted away from louisiana tech immediately and NEVER consulted or involved with this university ever again.
    anyone who thinks it is better for tech (or any school outside maybe the top ten or so) to sit home then to play a bowl game (yes, even against ulm in shreveport) does not have any concept of what is best for the athletic program. screwing this up has gotten us negative national attention, hurt recruiting, and ruined 32 seniors tech careers.
    Yeah, you shouldn't have interrupted and just let the match continue.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts