notre dame coach suspended
employer

Herkimer, NY

#22 Oct 7, 2013
Blondie wrote:
Good for coach Abraham. He stood up for what was right, despite what he was told to do. Hats off to him.
Please do not come and work for me. Coach thought it was right. Not everyone agreed with HIS OPINION. Obviously if he was told no player sits for missing practice due to academics than NO PLAYER SHOULD HAVE SAT.
Terry Stanimer

Utica, NY

#23 Oct 7, 2013
If they missed 4 days of practice, how in the world would they know what adjustments or different things were put in??? Also, what message are you sending the other kids???? Don't come to practice??? How is it fair for the kids that went to practice??
Marty

Cazenovia, NY

#25 Oct 7, 2013
Clunk wrote:
Byron was told not to bench those kids. He was told by his boss and his boss's boss. And he did it anyway. It wasn't his call to make, but he tried to act like a big shot. Bottom line it was insubordination and he deserves what he gets. You can't bench kids for participating in an ACADEMIC program. Football is a hobby, it's extracurricular. It does not take precedence over academics. Ever. Period. That's kind of the point of going to school. No one gets graded on football. The idea is to get an education.
Well Mr Gilroy, you are the only one who would know that he was ordered to play them, as the school board president. Coward you are
Coach Bob Aiken

Carthage, NY

#26 Oct 7, 2013
Byron is my type of coach
Clunk

Needham, MA

#27 Oct 7, 2013
Marty wrote:
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Well Mr Gilroy, you are the only one who would know that he was ordered to play them, as the school board president. Coward you are
Well Mr Marty, since I'm a woman, not on the board, and don't even know Mr. Gilroy you pretty much just made yourself look like a schmuck. Grow up.
Foose-ball

Ithaca, NY

#28 Oct 7, 2013
Terry Stanimer wrote:
If they missed 4 days of practice, how in the world would they know what adjustments or different things were put in??? Also, what message are you sending the other kids???? Don't come to practice??? How is it fair for the kids that went to practice??
First of all they were playing Clinton, one of the weakest teams in the area. The only adjustment necessary was to show up. ND has a big game coming up this weekend against Sherburne. If NDs QB was sick and missed practice all week but was ready for the game would he start? I think so.
Former Juggler

Hartford, CT

#30 Oct 7, 2013
Notre Dame is nowhere near the once proud academic institution it was in the 70s. I give Abraham and Durr a lot of credit for being stand up guys. Be careful ND, If you lose these guys its over .
Former Juggler

Hartford, CT

#31 Oct 7, 2013
Foose-ball wrote:
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First of all they were playing Clinton, one of the weakest teams in the area. The only adjustment necessary was to show up. ND has a big game coming up this weekend against Sherburne. If NDs QB was sick and missed practice all week but was ready for the game would he start? I think so.
. The coach is hired to coach his team his way. Everyone knew the rules
Marty

Cazenovia, NY

#32 Oct 7, 2013
Clunk wrote:
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Well Mr Marty, since I'm a woman, not on the board, and don't even know Mr. Gilroy you pretty much just made yourself look like a schmuck. Grow up.
.Im sorry Vin, I always suspected you were transgendered. How insensitive of me, it must be a very confusing life for you being bipolar as well
Marty

Cazenovia, NY

#33 Oct 7, 2013
Former Juggler wrote:
Notre Dame is nowhere near the once proud academic institution it was in the 70s. I give Abraham and Durr a lot of credit for being stand up guys. Be careful ND, If you lose these guys its over .
agree, you are the voice of reason. I'll bet Durr won't be too happy about this. Imagine if JP Gilroy don't start in basketball this year!!!! Vin will burn the place down!!
jackie

Utica, NY

#36 Oct 7, 2013
Notre Dame sucks moose...end of story.
Quinn

Watertown, NY

#38 Oct 7, 2013
Clunk wrote:
Byron was told not to bench those kids. He was told by his boss and his boss's boss. And he did it anyway. It wasn't his call to make, but he tried to act like a big shot. Bottom line it was insubordination and he deserves what he gets. You can't bench kids for participating in an ACADEMIC program. Football is a hobby, it's extracurricular. It does not take precedence over academics. Ever. Period. That's kind of the point of going to school. No one gets graded on football. The idea is to get an education.
someone with somesense
coach

Utica, NY

#39 Oct 7, 2013
Coach abraham was never ordered to play kids who missed 4 practices...never !!!
Quinn

Watertown, NY

#40 Oct 7, 2013
Terry Stanimer wrote:
If they missed 4 days of practice, how in the world would they know what adjustments or different things were put in??? Also, what message are you sending the other kids???? Don't come to practice??? How is it fair for the kids that went to practice??
how important are adjustments up by 20
Anon

Watertown, NY

#41 Oct 7, 2013
Marty wrote:
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agree, you are the voice of reason. I'll bet Durr won't be too happy about this. Imagine if JP Gilroy don't start in basketball this year!!!! Vin will burn the place down!!
durrs done enough to get the boot too
Football

Buffalo, NY

#42 Oct 7, 2013
Attention wrote:
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It's very admirable of the boys to go to ROTC training and not bail out .
So they can bail on their teammates and game prep but play anyways?
Football

Buffalo, NY

#43 Oct 7, 2013
How is holding up flags and marching any more educational than football?
Commitment

Buffalo, NY

#44 Oct 7, 2013
Here's the thing. You game plan all week to play a football game, if these kids missed four practices then they were unprepared to play in the game. If ROTC is that important to them, that's fine, but you can't expect to go back and play when you're unprepared to do so. I think it's admirable that the kids weren't dismissed from the team in general for missing a week of practice. When you sign up to play a sport, or join any extracurricular activity, you make a commitment. If you can't fulfill that commitment then that's on you. Sometimes you have to make a sacrifice, it's part of the deal and part of life.
Soldier

Carthage, NY

#45 Oct 7, 2013
Say that to the men who fight in the military to keep you and your family safe
Unbelievable

Carthage, NY

#46 Oct 7, 2013
Football wrote:
How is holding up flags and marching any more educational than football?
straight disrespect. My heart goes out to all those who are in the military fighting for our country. At least knowledgable, respectful people place our troops above a game of football

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