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spider fan

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Agree - leavings/firings are often embellished by high sounding euphemisms to make the school and the public "feel better".
 

mojo-spider

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Bronco Mendenhall is leaving UVA by his own choice. Word is that OC and DC were asked to leave and Bronco said we came here as a family/team and we will leave as a family/team.
hard to believe the AD asked the OC to be fired...he developed Armstrong to a potential Heisman level...scoring points wasn't usually the problem for the Cavs...the defense that's another story and a puzzling one...Bronco was a former DC if I'm not mistaken...

I will miss his unusual coaching beliefs and press conferences...

Go Spiders!
 

spider fan

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Hoos had similiar situation to us in the dynamic that when the first string QB got hurt the backup performed inadequately.
 

spiderhawk111

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i love it vmi could allways score , should be exciting , surprised he would want to come with things being so unsettled , may take awhile for system to take hold
 

DTSpider

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Always seemed like Durden had full control of the offense - knowing Russ has a defensive background, I can see a young OC liking the freedom. And easier to recruit to UR than VMI.
 

DTSpider

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I’m shocked. I think Elko would be great but can’t believe he turned down so many other opportunities to take the Duke job.
 

URTOM68

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Not sure every one heard, last nite at the SHSU game it was announced that SHSU- OC Ryan Carty will be delaware's next head coach. the hens could not get the filet mignon with KC, so they settled on the pork chop.
 
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DTSpider

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Huesman didn’t look like a bad hire at the time. He quickly made it look worse with who he hired as his assistants. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. I think the issue is that we have an AD that is afraid (it seems) to make changes. Things change, it’s why so few coaches stay at one place for a long time.
 
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Eight Legger

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I was very excited for Huesman. Of course I am not the athletic director, didn’t get a chance to interview him and generally knew nothing about him other than he coached our great defense and seemed to do well at UTC. I suspect that’s about all most of us knew about him.

It’s possible he really did check all the right boxes at the time and just turned out to be a dud anyway. Or maybe the powers that be should have seen the warning signs at the time, I don’t know.
 

Ferrum Spider

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Durden was the biggest problem. RH should of fired him after year 1 after failing to make the playoffs with a NFL QB and 17 returning starters from a playoff team. Someone should of had to pay for that.

Didn't like that we didn't sign a ton of players, but hopeful we can land a few of the VMI transfers and maybe get Udinski from Maryland to transfer back down considering he was a backup this past year.

I didn't really expect a RH firing after winning 4 straight, so am at least happy Durden is gone. Took way to long and killed a ton of fan interest as a result. Just sucks we haven't accomplished anything the past 5 years and essentially going back into rebuilding mode after losing 22 players.
 
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