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It shocks me that nothing is on hokiesports.com yet. We had a damn banner on hokiesports bragging about announcing big changes before the press conference where Seth was fired.... this time we can't get them to admit to firing/demoting unwanted coaches OR hiring new/desperately wanted and needed coaches. Despite the fact that coaches were most likely informed they wouldn't be returning weeks ago (as opposed to giving Greenberg, what, 1 hour notice?). Not sure I understand why they're hiding everything at this point when everyone pretty much knows most of what is going on... can't we just make this thing public and get it over with!?!?
It is odd how quiet it still is at this point, but from my understanding, it was the exact situation with the way the Greenberg dismissal was handled that they were trying to avoid with the changes in the football program.
Certainly can't blame anyone for that. As frustrating as this process is for impatient fans like myself, the handling of SG's firing was simply embarrassing. Glad we aren't going down that road again, but I would like to see a press conference with everyone involved once these changes are completely official.
Not sure what was embarrassing about the Goonburg firing. Weaver knew that if he gave Seth any more notice, he would have tried to sabotage our whole program.
Claiming to fire someone because they don't fit into your "family" while letting the whole world know about the firing before you inform the individual is not only hypocritical, but in my opinion, embarrassing. Weaver basically couldn't explain why Seth was being fired in the press conference... that, too, was embarrassing. A simple press release should've been used, Seth should've been informed ahead of time, and that should've been the end of it. I'm glad the people in charge have learned something and are doing it the right way this time... it's just, apparently, a painfully slow process that we are all more than ready to be completed.
This post was edited by nc_hokie87 18 months ago
You have two totally different situations here and you really can't compare. The hope with the football guys is that they could find other jobs before this was announced. Therefore it would not be a "firing" and VT would not be on the hook for their salary.
PS - when you tell your boss "you run your f'ing department while i run my f'ing team", I think that justifies the firing in whatever manner the Athletic Department seems fit. Maybe a press release would have been better in hindsight, but I don't agree that the the situation was embarrassing. But then again, I think Seth is nothing short of a POS human being.
I'm one that believes Seth knew a couple days beforehand. ... why it was said the way it was in the press conference, I'm not so sure.
100 % spot on with Seth and why the hasty firing..
Seth did not deserve any more time than what he was given...it was self inflicted!
if weaver was trying to have a hand in hoops... I don't blame Seth for saying your quote
there is a lot of force of will that is required to be a successful D1 coach
getting offended because someone says the f word?
come on... we've all said this to a few of our bosses either in word or deed
only a P**** fires you for it
bad results sure... taking initiative and pushing back sometimes vehemently? some people are just built to live quietly in a bureaucracy I guess
IMHO we'd be ranked top 20th if he could have found staff to assist with running the team... I'll take JJ even with the radical change... but Seth built something and
Weaver dismantled it in a rash afternoon where he displayed enough hubris to show he shouldn't be in a position of authority over anything other than a carwash
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