4 days ago-“I’m committed to Colorado”

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  2. ErikMcKinney

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    The biggest problem for Tucker with this move is his “There’s no transfer portal in the real world” quote, where he crushed players who looked for better opportunities elsewhere.

    I think this gives more credence to the idea that players should be allowed to transfer without sitting out a year, provided they are in good academic standing.

    But ultimately, this is just another shot at the Pac-12. This conference has now lost two head coaches to programs that can simply show up to the table with more money that really has nothing to do with their status as a program, but what conference they belong to. I grew up in San Diego, rooting for the Padres. I know what it’s like to be a farm system to the real professionals. It’s starting (or continuing) to feel a lot like that with the Pac-12.
     
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    Sadly I have to agree with you Erik.
     
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    Too bad they didn't swoop in and nab Gentleman Clay! Not sure why MSU didn't go after him. I mean he did beat Colorado!
     
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    Folt probably threatened to outbid them, maybe add five more years to his contract.
     
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    A man of his word ...
    until he wasn't

    good luck at MSU.... not expecting much there
     
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    He also has ties there. When he got married to his wife, he wasn’t even coaching football, he was a salesman for a meat packing company. His wife was a promising attorney so she told him that job was a dead end and he should get into coaching and she would support him. So he called Nick Saban who was at MSU and knew him from when he was in High School and playing at Wisconsin. Nick gave him a GA slot for two years and then he got a job as the DB coach at Miami Ohio for a season and then went to LSU with Nick. His wife was actually a States Attorney when they were there. He's from Cleveland too. We had several nice discussions about former Trojan great Gary Jeter, who was a childhood hero.

    He couldn’t turn down that much money. He’d be crazy to.
     
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    Plus he almost got his QB seriously hurt.
     
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    Can't blame Tucker too much. He contacted his athletic director when MSU first contacted him to let him know what was going on. He kept his AD informed through the whole process. He was committed to CU until Fickell told MSU he wasn't interested. MSU then asked Tucker what it would take to get him to MSU. They basically DOUBLED his CU salary, promised jobs for all his assistants and promised additional funding for the football program. That's pretty hard to turn down.
     
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    College football has become an arms race, where the teams with the most money are outgunning the rest. The Pac-12 programs have Larry Scott to thank for his conference teams lacking the financial means to compete financially for talent. How Larry Scott remains the Pac-12 Commissioner is mind-boggling.
     
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    Not sure how all that improves his position? In the end, he's going to look out for his (as he should). So then let's just be honest and call CFB a "business". It should be a business on both ends (players too). So he should spare his CO players the speech on loyalty and not transferring, if he's going to do the same.

    Just my opinion. Skip the hypocrisy and let there be a free-for-all, or not at all. If kids have conditions/ties, so should coaches...mandated by NCAA (not just buy-outs).
     
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    Now that you posted this Colorado might try to hire Genteman Clay.
     
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    Colorado is in a bad place. When will the Harrell to CU rumors begin?
     
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    I agree that kids should be able to transfer without penalty. Only thing I can say is that the players transferring and a coach changing jobs is a bit different IMO. Players in most cases ( I hope)aren’t transferring because someone throws 15 million dollars at them. Does his loyalty to his players outweigh his loyalty to his family? FIFTEEN MILLION Dollars. Think about it.
     
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    I hope he has the same success that Taggart had at FSU.
     
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    The silence is deafening. Dough boy’s phone isn’t ringing when other universities are looking for coaches.
     
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    So sparty poached a guy who last year was 5-7. Granted things were looking up in Boulder, (like they had any other direction to go) and he has a history of sorts there. Does anyone outside of East Lansing really think this is a home run hire???
     
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    I think MSU wanted Narduzzi but he said he is staying st Pitt , do they went with the backup plan.
     
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    Have you seen the P12 presidents? Not so mind boggling.
     
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    Yeah, you never want to put things out there, and have to walk them back later on. I don't blame Mel, because MSU threw so much money at him. He needed to keep that statement between him and his wife, though.
     
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