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44murph44

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There's a fine line between love and hate.
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Judging by some of the player's tweets to him, it isn't all hate for Coach Smith and his staff. I'm going to guess it's your typical new coach, new program situation. Some like him. Some hate him.


Funny thing is one of the players who tweeted him is the one who told me how horrible he is.
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Judging by some of the player's tweets to him, it isn't all hate for Coach Smith and his staff. I'm going to guess it's your typical new coach, new program situation. Some like him. Some hate him.


Funny thing is one of the players who tweeted him is the one who told me how horrible he is.


If that's the case....the young lady isn't a very honorable person. Honesty is the best policy.

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Judging by some of the player's tweets to him, it isn't all hate for Coach Smith and his staff. I'm going to guess it's your typical new coach, new program situation. Some like him. Some hate him.


Funny thing is one of the players who tweeted him is the one who told me how horrible he is.


If that's the case....the young lady isn't a very honorable person. Honesty is the best policy.


Can't disagree but maybe opinions change by seasons end. Or maybe bridges don't need to be burned. Who knows.
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Judging by some of the player's tweets to him, it isn't all hate for Coach Smith and his staff. I'm going to guess it's your typical new coach, new program situation. Some like him. Some hate him.


Funny thing is one of the players who tweeted him is the one who told me how horrible he is.


If that's the case....the young lady isn't a very honorable person. Honesty is the best policy.


Can't disagree but maybe opinions change by seasons end. Or maybe bridges don't need to be burned. Who knows.


If that's the case....the young lady isn't a very honorable person. Honesty is the best policy.
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I can promise you that neither of my daughters played or play for Ole Miss.


I can vouch for that.

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[chopping-block] 

Smith has his axe sharpened. How many of the 22 he started with will be left to deal with his BS next fall? I say 7 is the magic number.



You are leaving us hanging old chopping block. Where are all these rolling heads?
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Looks like the staff is already falling apart.
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Can you be more specific?
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Coach Smith is going to do great things at Ole Miss...
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Ive been waiting for someone to catch on to over-recruiting by this coach. Goldfastpitch has 18 verbals for the next 3 years and team has 11 moving on in those 3 years. I`m sure more are verbaled than posted. Do the math-REDFLAG
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There are two ways you can view the high numbers being recruited:  

1.  red flag that the program has issues and needs fresh meat for the grinder.  
2.  coach is trying to set his foundation and trying to get more players in to make it happen faster (not always the smartest plan - more GMO than organic - but that's his call to make). 

In today's "win now" culture, I'm willing to give Coach Smith the benefit until otherwise - we know 99% of it gets out at some point.  My interactions with Coach Smith have been nothing but positive and professional, but that's totally different than the day-in-day-out of a program.  I'll be interested to see which lower tier program moves into the middle, especially between Ole Miss and Arkansas.

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18 with 11 leaving isn't a red flag. The coach may have gotten more with less money given. This man is in the SEC. Someone hired him to win, and win now! With the ever changing mind of a young adult female, sitting around and hoping you get it right sometime in 4 or 5 years is a great way to get fired! People on here constantly complain about the numbers of athletes on teams and over recruiting. The problem is you never know which kids will pan out. When you have a family to support, and a career where you can be in the unemployment line because the AD gets bored, getting as many athletes as possible is a very smart approach.
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Who is Mike Smith going to hire for his 1st assistant position?
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What happened to Schumann?
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IDK. Saw an opening
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Remember Katie Rietkovich played for UGA then Transferred after redshirting.. Ole Miss hired her as the an assistant coach..
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Katie has a ton of positive energy, knows her stuff, a real student of the game. The players will relate well to her. Good hire.
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What happened to Schumann?


He is coaching for the Texas Bomber organization. They are starting a team out of the Nashville Tennessee area and he is heading it up.

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Wow... what a disastrous move it was to leave FIU. The exact opposite of his predecessor there
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Wow... what a disastrous move it was to leave FIU. The exact opposite of his predecessor there


Maybe not as bad as you think. Not knowing all the reasons why he left FIU but I would assume the quality of living in Miami would not be too high on a mid major coaches salary. Tripp left Oklahoma to be head of player development with the Firecrackers down in Houston. Fewer hours, less travel, more family time and i'm sure money is as good with the chance to be better than an asst. D1 softball coach. Not to mention no NCAA gestapo regulating your every move. 
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So are Schumann AND Palma gone? Another thread was asking who was going to be the next pitching coach. Were they a "package" deal?
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If ANY travel coach/non-franchise-owner is making THAT sort of scratch, then that organization may not be in this for the right reasons, and it stretches credulity to believe they aren't flat-out gouging families.

And, my angle was more career trajectory than salary-to-costs breakdown, out as a D1 head coach who had pick of the litter of the South Florida travel programs (especially among the latinas, many of whom love to stay close to home) to a one-year flameout with a guy who, if you watch that SEC Channel half-hour show "The Life", made it sound like he and Schumann were TIGHT! Something happenin' here, what it is ain't exactly clear...

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If ANY travel coach/non-franchise-owner is making THAT sort of scratch, then that organization may not be in this for the right reasons, and it stretches credulity to believe they aren't flat-out gouging families.

And, my angle was more career trajectory than salary-to-costs breakdown, out as a D1 head coach who had pick of the litter of the South Florida travel programs (especially among the latinas, many of whom love to stay close to home) to a one-year flameout with a guy who, if you watch that SEC Channel half-hour show "The Life", made it sound like he and Schumann were TIGHT! Something happenin' here, what it is ain't exactly clear...


The amount of money sunk into the Scrapyard in the Woodlands definitely tells us there is that kind of cash flowing in some of these orgs. Not disagreeing about the intentions of some orgs, but if college coaches weren't in it for the same reasons then there would be no renegotiations of contracts after conference or WCWS wins. As for the rest I get where you are coming from.
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We never REALLY know why coaches leave gigs and move on.... But, I do understand that there is at least one recent occurrence where a very prominent ass't coach was told that they wouldn't be returning next year. Maybe the lesson for this class of coaches at least in some instances is that if you're hunting a head coach gig you better land it cause if you happen not to get the job your gonna be looking for work.
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Remember Katie Rietkovich played for UGA then Transferred after redshirting.. Ole Miss hired her as the an assistant coach..
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So with Katie and Felix hired, who's coaching the pitchers?
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Great hires! Any word on who is going to be the next pitching coach?
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We never REALLY know why coaches leave gigs and move on.... But, I do understand that there is at least one recent occurrence where a very prominent ass't coach was told that they wouldn't be returning next year. Maybe the lesson for this class of coaches at least in some instances is that if you're hunting a head coach gig you better land it cause if you happen not to get the job your gonna be looking for work.


I, too, have heard that TM didn't leave of his own volition, though the gig he got may end up suiting him better. 
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We never REALLY know why coaches leave gigs and move on.... But, I do understand that there is at least one recent occurrence where a very prominent ass't coach was told that they wouldn't be returning next year. Maybe the lesson for this class of coaches at least in some instances is that if you're hunting a head coach gig you better land it cause if you happen not to get the job your gonna be looking for work.


I, too, have heard that TM didn't leave of his own volition, though the gig he got may end up suiting him better.

Have been hearing the same thing from a variety of sources. Interesting decision by PG to make that bold move and then hire Jr. as TM's replacement. This is no knock on Jr. either as he's obviously quite familiar with the Sooner program and PG's vision and philosophy running the program. But, I'd say he's likely the ONLY ass't. coach that could go from the Spartans (or program of similar status) to the Sooners and be considered qualified and suitable for the job.
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I don't think anyone thinks he is qualified or suitable for the job....
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