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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    "Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties," said Wood. "Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.

    First, Wood, you haven't earned the right to say "our" anything. You are just a hired hand without an ounce of loyalty to anything but yourself and your career. Now...you have a chance to show you can do this job by making the right hire for football coach. I have my doubts.
    Wood has every right to say "our" because he is "ours" until he is not "ours". Same as with any football coach or any other university employee, up to and including the president.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    What is the appeal of an automatic contract extension? If a big school wants him, which we should also want which means he's having real success, a paltry extension at Tech won't keep him here.

    Right? Maybe the security is attractive.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    What is the appeal of an automatic contract extension? If a big school wants him, which we should also want which means he's having real success, a paltry extension at Tech won't keep him here.

    Right? Maybe the security is attractive.
    In a perfect world those automatic extensions would occur and if the HC gets poached by another program, said coach has a buyout to pay for leaving before contract is up. That is the only advantage my feeble brain can come up with.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    The excuse going back as far and the ill advised extension we gave Dykes the week preceding the bowl game in 2011 was, "it gives stability to assistant coaches". Total BS, but it is the excuse.

    Our former AD used the same excuse to give extensions to all his coaches who he did not want to be bothered with while he was looking desperately for another job. Nothing that favored EllAye Tech mind you, just whatever would shut up the coach who had just done their job per their contract (less the championships of course).

    This is what happens when academia is making business decisions.
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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by PawDawg View Post
    The excuse going back as far and the ill advised extension we gave Dykes the week preceding the bowl game in 2011 was, "it gives stability to assistant coaches". Total BS, but it is the excuse.

    Our former AD used the same excuse to give extensions to all his coaches who he did not want to be bothered with while he was looking desperately for another job. Nothing that favored EllAye Tech mind you, just whatever would shut up the coach who had just did their job per their contract (less the championships of course).

    This is what happens when academia is making business decisions.
    Is it common practice for assistants to have only one year contracts and I guess the same for your two coordinators? Maybe it is at our level only or is pretty much League wide? I see good assistants as our weak link also, we find it hard to pay assistants right. Would love to bring Many Diaz back for a two year rehab stint in the DC position, but doubt that is possible.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoDawg View Post
    That's a battle that no one who supports Tech should want ANY part of. Pay the $3M and move on.

    I'd like it to be less too, but the only thing that matters (the contract wording) says it is $3M.

    All we can do is push for clauses in the next contract as I suggested like loss of a buyout year for each year after the first year with less than 5 wins, including recovery of any lost buyout years with a conference championship game win. And the automatic contract extension year should only kick in for 9+ wins or a conference championship game win.
    So hypothetically, if I was a coach that had 4-5 years left on my contract but was ready to retire, I could just go through the motions for a year or two, get fired, and collect my buyout.

    LMAO. College athletics is run by the stupid rich and really poor business people.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    College athletics is run by the stupid rich and really poor business people.
    Fo Sho.

    Hard to understand why so many folks on here are wishing the best of luck to some clown that they are paying to not work.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dawg View Post
    What is the appeal of an automatic contract extension? If a big school wants him, which we should also want which means he's having real success, a paltry extension at Tech won't keep him here.

    Right? Maybe the security is attractive.
    I’m okay with auto extensions if they are only granted for actual success. 9 wins do not warrant the extension unless there is a conference championship attached.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    I would like to thank Skip for all the good things that he helped accomplished. Unfortunately bad comes with the good, the worst of which is loosing. It will be a long time before any Tech FB coach has as many Bowl victories as He did.

    Looking to our new hire, I hope we hire some one who is accessible to fans as Skip and his staff was & not someone like Dooley who seemed to be above interactions like that. Also hope we hire someone with a bright & refreshing resume and not a forth son of a famous coach. Of course, with the Conference situation as it stands, that may be a tough sell.

    Also hope whom ever is named as interim is good at convincing our early commitments to stay on board and keep transfers to a minimum.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Have there been situations when former schools are still paying for years after a coach leaves if gets fired?
    Iím pretty sure LSU was paying blockhead Les when he went to Kansas.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    McClelland was truly an idiot.

    Does the university not retain counsel for contract negotiations?
    I bet Skip had his attorney working for him!

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    McClelland was truly an idiot.

    Does the university not retain counsel for contract negotiations?
    He was the worst hire by Guice ever! I was disgusted by the small time pick the day it was announced. He will probably finish his career taking tickets at Vanderbilt, but man he left a mess for us to deal with.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

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    He was the worst hire by Guice ever! I was disgusted by the small time pick the day it was announced. He will probably finish his career taking tickets at Vanderbilt, but man he left a mess for us to deal with.
    Exactly right. It was a Minnie Mouse hire.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Cal&Ken View Post
    He was the worst hire by Guice ever! I was disgusted by the small time pick the day it was announced. He will probably finish his career taking tickets at Vanderbilt, but man he left a mess for us to deal with.
    Agreed. Anyone associated with that hire should have been fired and publicly shamed. He set Tech back many, many years.

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    Re: LA Tech, Holtz Announce Coaching Change Following Rice Game - latechsports.com

    Been spending time reading different comments from supposed Tech fans on different sports forums , and it’s amazing how far removed from reality they really are. One guy was saying how ignorant this move is because Holtz was trying to play with “second rate athletes”. Do these morons realize that Tech has put 13 guys in the league since Holtz has been here? By comparison, UAB has produced 3.

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