TOO FAR: Penn State needs to fire coach

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That dude is Penn State men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis. As this past season wore down, the Nittany Lions seemed to ratchet up their game as the team played particularly well late in the season.
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Just a Person

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Mar 28, 2010
 
So what, We are going to worry about Penn State sports: Basketball, Football, The amount of money a coach makes: Who Cares. Why don't we spend our time and educational resources on something that might affect us all. We have hundreds of elected officials that can't seem to work together in the running of this country, or state. Maybe we should do away with all school sports, High School, College. That way our future leaders just might learn something about business, government and how to run something other than a ball down a court or field.
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Mar 28, 2010
 
Just a Person wrote:
So what, We are going to worry about Penn State sports: Basketball, Football, The amount of money a coach makes: Who Cares. Why don't we spend our time and educational resources on something that might affect us all. We have hundreds of elected officials that can't seem to work together in the running of this country, or state. Maybe we should do away with all school sports, High School, College. That way our future leaders just might learn something about business, government and how to run something other than a ball down a court or field.
huh? you weren't very good at sports growing up, were you?
wow2

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Mar 28, 2010
 
i have to say, PSU probably needs another coach. but just because 4 players left isn't the reason. i think Duke lost 3 players 2 years ago and they seem to be doing alright. i understand your desire for a new coach, but i think you're using the wrong examples to get your point across.
PO needs to fire Messner

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I was wondering when Messner would grace everybody with his annual tirade about Ed DeChellis. Messner just knows everything about coaching, doesn't he? What with his miserable failings when he took a gander at it on the soccer field.

And who is Graham paying off at the P.O. to continue to allow this garbage to be published in the paper? If anyone deserves a column about needing to be fired, it's Messner.
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PO needs to fire Messner wrote:
I was wondering when Messner would grace everybody with his annual tirade about Ed DeChellis. Messner just knows everything about coaching, doesn't he? What with his miserable failings when he took a gander at it on the soccer field.
And who is Graham paying off at the P.O. to continue to allow this garbage to be published in the paper? If anyone deserves a column about needing to be fired, it's Messner.
I like most of his columns. Why don't you submit some of your original columns to the PO and see how many are published? They ask for guest input all the time. See if you can write just one, my money is on Messner.
Honestly

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I agree with SayWhat.
Click away until you find something that you like.
Bob Harnish

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Mar 28, 2010
 
What a pitiful situation at PSU with mens basketball. Forget the transfers being a big issue, they are one of many problems with this low rated program in a premier conference, that may become even larger with the addition of more schools. Granted there is always some defections from all NCAA programs, but the bottom line is, I really don't believe the AD. Tim Curley cares about hoops. With an in-conference record that DeChellis has , that alone would release him from a contract at any other D-1 program. PSU can be a career killer for a young coach, but could be a retirement situation for an older "name brand" coach. Regardless of what you say Graham, PSU is not an easy place to recruit for hoops. Bad previous history, no Madison Square Garden Time, playing 2nd fiddle to the top tier teams in the Big Ten. If you recruit players from NYC area, DC area, Tide Water area, where is the game after the game? Nobody with-in driving distance for a pick-up game with players that have superior talent. Bryce Jordan Center nearly empty and Tim just lets it run on. When Paterno heads on out, will Curley then put up with poor performance on the gridiron like the hardwoods?
Mayor of Greenvillage

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The bottom line is... as long as the football program under JoPa makes enough money to pay for all the other sports that loose money AD Bill Currly could care less about the Mens b-ball program.
Graham Messner

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Good point, Bob. Curley is a major problem. He doesn't either care or understand basketball. Women BB hire was a dud.

I'll disagree though, that kids won';t come to SC to play. Put a name coach there, and watch them commit. Who thought the hotbed of volleyball would be PSU?
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Mar 28, 2010
 
And take Coquese along too.
live life

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Mar 28, 2010
 
Just a Person wrote:
So what, We are going to worry about Penn State sports: Basketball, Football, The amount of money a coach makes: Who Cares. Why don't we spend our time and educational resources on something that might affect us all. We have hundreds of elected officials that can't seem to work together in the running of this country, or state. Maybe we should do away with all school sports, High School, College. That way our future leaders just might learn something about business, government and how to run something other than a ball down a court or field.
Yea, let's give up on everything in life that doesn't have a long term serious life threatening or life supporting purpose. No art, music, theatre, sports. Just flat out business, money and politics. That's all that really matters. NOT! We survived many years with bozos "trying" to run the country. We will continue to survive in spite of them as long as we have a real life to live.
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Mar 28, 2010
 
Graham Messner wrote:
Good point, Bob. Curley is a major problem. He doesn't either care or understand basketball. Women BB hire was a dud.
I'll disagree though, that kids won';t come to SC to play. Put a name coach there, and watch them commit. Who thought the hotbed of volleyball would be PSU?
PSU was limited by Rene's contract when hiring DeChellis. What? That's right. A clause in her contract required that she be paid the same as the men's coach. Getting a men's coach of quality would have required giving Rene a raise as well. Speaking of Rene: how's that getting rid of Rene thing going for you anyway, Mr. Curry? Looks like the real answer might be a new AD.
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Mar 28, 2010
 
Just a Person wrote:
So what, We are going to worry about Penn State sports: Basketball, Football, The amount of money a coach makes: Who Cares. Why don't we spend our time and educational resources on something that might affect us all. We have hundreds of elected officials that can't seem to work together in the running of this country, or state. Maybe we should do away with all school sports, High School, College. That way our future leaders just might learn something about business, government and how to run something other than a ball down a court or field.
Coaches at this level are paid to produce winning teams you moron, this generates income for the university, the kids playing sports are looking to better themselves but trust me very few have aspirations of becoming the leaders of any country, go away jerk
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Why pick on Messner. Are all the PSU robots upset that he dare wiz on hallowed ground? He is right on. Cocah them, and others will come. If WVU can do it, so can Puke State U.
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Mar 30, 2010
 
Vlad wrote:
Why pick on Messner. Are all the PSU robots upset that he dare wiz on hallowed ground? He is right on. Cocah them, and others will come. If WVU can do it, so can Puke State U.
Many of us PSU fans agree as well. It's not necessary, though, to resort to such childish name calling as PSU robots and Puke State.

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