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TerpAlum

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Read the complaints before posting asinine comments.

TerpAlum

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JW at Maryland has done this crap of not allowing certain kids to get any reps, with a roster of like 12, and it is crap. I have watched softball and other sports at my school and this does not happen. Sport is physical activity, not sitting on the bench or in the locker room during practice. Like I said, help the kid find another school if you don't need them or if you can't bother to develop them in practice. Pray tell, how does one evaluate a player when they get no reps? Glasco did not evaluate these players.
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Where did you get that only 25 would be available for actual play?
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There is no issue with that. It's how the coaches, who now make some good money, can't manage or handle players, when they manage them for four-plus hours a day. Poor, poor coaches....god forbid one has to make the assistants hit to all players (and front toss, etc.) to evaluate them before relegating them to the locker room to sit there.
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You know I read all of those complaints. Most of it is heresy and perception. They feel like they were being discriminated against, the one player did say they used derogatory remarks and that was unacceptable.  Once you use a remark like that and others here it you are going to be considered a racist. Shame on them.  

But the players that are complaining that they were injured, came to the school with mental conditions, are considered overweight by their new coach don't have any room to complain.  The coach has every right not to play or practice a player that is hurt or emotionally or physically unfit.  They also have a right to expect a player to be in shape. 

Get ready for the real world ladies.  You can get laid off, fired, co-workers sleep with each other, bosses are asses, the world is not very fair. If you are in an environment that does not suit you move on.  They do not seem to understand that they world is not going to adjust to suit them.  They aren't entitled to practice, travel or play. The coach is not entitled to his or her job either.  It is a hard thing to learn but that is the way it is. 

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Terp - go watch nick sabans practices at Alabama and tell me if the bench players get as many reps as the starters.

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The athlete complaints are heart breaking. Glasco really could have handled this better. He knew coming in that UL's roster was large. You have to know there is chaos and issues when a coach is booted and holds a press conference with some of the players. How about Glasco restoring some normalcy by not allowing your behavior to contribute and make it worse?

I hear of this relegating to catching fly balls during hitting practice happens; and that players don't get any reps in practice, based simply on the whims of the coach and being in the clique. (Then trying to make them team lackey managers or treat them like lackeys.) This needs to stop. If you can't handle the roster size (or evaluate kids fairly for remaining on the roster), then don't take the job there. If the kids then and only then don't pass muster, help them find another school. Instead, Glasco thinks he is a king--you know it's only a game and you can do these things in humane ways.


It's fortunate that you know nothing of any athletic program or softball teams other than Maryland's, since that makes your opinions and comments of no value. It's a shame that the experiences you mention seem to occur in your backyard, because they do not apply to the Cajun softball program, especially while Gerry Glasco has been here.

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35-person rosters are idiotic.

25? Still a lot of wasted space, but in the ballpark

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It's embarrassing that some players did not bother to proofread what they wrote either.  It makes them look ill-prepared for real life.  And terpalum...heartbreaking?  Gtfowtbs.  NOBODY is entitled to ANYTHING in life.
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I am glad to see that reading comprehension is so high after graduating from these esteemed universities. Again, try reading the complaints; this is not coming from me; I am just labeling it as the crap that it is, led by Glasco.

No one said LESS reps; they are getting NO REPS at all, and in particular no reps to determine who gets to be on the playing/travel roster and who doesn't. Abusing your authority as a coach is not coaching, regardless of whether hero Saban does something. I am not sure after the many deaths in college football from heat and other issues related to neanderthal training that we should look to college football to be the role model for anything.

At least the church lady has stopped deleting posts.
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As coaching salaries continue to climb softball coaches are going to act more and more like football and basketball coaches. It doesn’t matter the coaches gender - it’s a business. Parents and players need to do their homework before signing. Look at the last couple of years rosters and see how many have moved on each year. Big turnovers will tell you two things...

1. The coach can’t evaluate talent.

Or

2. The coach treats players like commodities and just interchangeable parts.

It is tough when there is a coaching change. The first thing a new coach does is look at their roster and decides who can help me and who is a mistake made by a previous coach. Those previous mistakes probably got the last coach fired and that scholarship money is likely better used elsewhere. If a player does not move on that is when they will stop getting reps in many programs.

Glasco has waited to long for this opportunity to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings. He is going to do whatever he has to do to win. In reality college softball is no different than life with politics, cliques and inner circles. The only way a player can protect themselves is by being to valuable to get rid of on the team. In the end if a coach wins they will keep their job and maybe get a better one. With the good P5 jobs paying from 200K - 400K I don’t see these things changing any time soon.



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I am glad to see that reading comprehension is so high after graduating from these esteemed universities. Again, try reading the complaints; this is not coming from me; I am just labeling it as the crap that it is, led by Glasco.

No one said LESS reps; they are getting NO REPS at all, and in particular no reps to determine who gets to be on the playing/travel roster and who doesn't. Abusing your authority as a coach is not coaching, regardless of whether hero Saban does something. I am not sure after the many deaths in college football from heat and other issues related to neanderthal training that we should look to college football to be the role model for anything.

At least the church lady has stopped deleting posts.


This is not about the complaints. This about you making statements of facts that are actually your opinion.

What is coming from you are opinions that you are saying are facts and you have no knowledge of what the facts are. None of what you have said has any veracity because you are commenting on statements that have yet to be proven. You are also making statements about how this team is coached when you are not here to see how it is coached. If it is so necessary for you to denigrate people, stick to your own program and stop showing your ignorance of things and people of which you have no clue.

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As coaching salaries continue to climb softball coaches are going to act more and more like football and basketball coaches. It doesn’t matter the coaches gender - it’s a business. Parents and players need to do their homework before signing. Look at the last couple of years rosters and see how many have moved on each year. Big turnovers will tell you three things...

1. The coach can’t evaluate talent.

Or

2. The coach treats players like commodities and just interchangeable parts.

It is tough when there is a coaching change. The first thing a new coach does is look at their roster and decides who can help me and who is a mistake made by a previous coach. Those previous mistakes probably got the last coach fired and that scholarship money is likely better used elsewhere. If a player does not move on that is when they will stop getting reps in many programs.

Glasco has waited to long for this opportunity to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings. He is going to do whatever he has to do to win. In reality college softball is no different than life with politics, cliques and inner circles. The only way a player can protect themselves is by being to valuable to get rid of on the team. In the end if a coach wins they will keep their job and maybe get a better one. With the good P5 jobs paying from 200K - 400K I don’t see these things changing any time soon.





3. Better players come into the program and take up playing time. Former starters go to other (normally lesser) programs to get playing time.

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3. Better players come into the program and take up playing time. Former starters go to other (normally lesser) programs to get playing time.



Your best comment ever...so true enough said.

And for crying out loud, terpalum, it's a never ending anti-man crusade with you.  Does your hubby wear a pussy hat too?
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 Was surprised that players names weren't redacted in the complaints.

Especially the players who were basically outed. 
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3. Better players come into the program and take up playing time. Former starters go to other (normally lesser) programs to get playing time.


100% true. But when the turnover rate gets significantly higher year after year than other competitive programs you have to ask why.
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100% true. But when the turnover rate gets significantly higher year after year than other competitive programs you have to ask why.
It happens at all programs, not just this one. If you recall, at times, the team had as many as 35 players. Glasco didn't want to, or, needed to keep all of them. Lotief got mostly players from Louisiana and Texas with potential, not top 100 players. Glasco is taking the other route. He is going directly after top 100, top 50, and top 20 players. He already has some very highly regarded players from the 2021 and 2022 signing class. Plus, it looks like other top players at P5 schools want to transfer and play for him. See, Keeli Milligan. She just tweeted, "this is the most fun I've had playing softball in a long time. This team is special!"
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<< Plus, it looks like other top players at P5 schools want to transfer and play for him. See, Keeli Milligan. She just tweeted, "this is the most fun I've had playing softball in a long time. This team is special!" >> (fake 3LT)


How on earth did you just happen to see a tweet by Keeli Milligan..?
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<< Plus, it looks like other top players at P5 schools want to transfer and play for him. See, Keeli Milligan. She just tweeted, "this is the most fun I've had playing softball in a long time. This team is special!" >> (fake 3LT)


How on earth did you just happen to see a tweet by Keeli Milligan..?


Maybe here.

http://espn1420.com/keeli-milligan-seems-to-be-enjoying-her-time-with-ul-softball/
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Lotief's lawyer will have a press conference this afternoon:

https://katc.com/news/around-acadiana/lafayette-parish/2018/09/19/press-conference-set-for-tomorrow-regarding-latest-in-lotief-firing/

Not sure if there will be live coverage
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Concerning the players' statements:

If you read them closely, you'll see they all basically say the same thing, mainly because Lotief told them exactly what to say.  A couple of the players wrote long letters after Lotief was fired.  What few know is that Lotief paid them to write the letters.

No one is perfectly compliant with Title IX. 

The "cut the grass" issue compares football to softball.  Baseball has a turf field.  Lotief asked for a turf outfield then changed his mind and asked for a re-sodding.  When you do that, you can't cut the grass for at least a month.  It got long.  Geez.

In the master plan for athletics at UL, softball, baseball, track/soccer and golf have been completed.  Softball was done first, before anything else.  In addition, they have their separate hitting facility.  Title IX my rear end.

One of the players stated she was hit on by an assistant coach and was treated differently when she refused.  What the complaint doesn't say is that as soon as it was reported to Glasco she was immediately fired (she was listed as something other than an assistant coach.)

But here's the clincher.  Two of the players claim they were inappropriately touched by the President of the University and the AD.  Now, everyone, including Lotief, knows that's bull----.  It was done by Lotief because these were the two guys who fired him (actually he fired himself).  The President and AD have tremendous integrity and those accusations raise question as to whether ANY of this stuff actually happened.

ANY chance of this being settled out of court ended with those accusations.  It's a matter of principle now. 

Sooner or later, these players will have to raise their right hand in court.  And, that's when it will hit the fan.  They WILL be held accountable for their lies.

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Can someone list the coaches who have had their similar size mid major schools ranked as consistently high for as long as the Lotiefs? I'm sure there must be others. Help me out here.


The program was started by Yvette Girouard.  Her mother handmade their first uniforms.  She had ONE losing season, her first.

They started making regionals in 1989, twelve years before the Lotiefs took over.  She had them in THREE college world series in four years.  In their first trip, they played on Championship Monday when there were three teams left (that was before bracket play).  Lisa Fernandez beat them 1-0.  Arizona then beat UCLA 1-0 to win the natty. 

In their three trips under Girouard, the Cajuns never went two and out.  And, as stated above, finished third in the country in one of them.

Conversely, Lotief has one win in OKC total.
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Jody - Just wanted to say I appreciate your posts above.
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Thanks.

Just trying to add some truth to the BS that's out there.
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The program was started by Yvette Girouard.  Her mother handmade their first uniforms.  She had ONE losing season, her first.

They started making regionals in 1989, twelve years before the Lotiefs took over.  She had them in THREE college world series in four years.  In their first trip, they played on Championship Monday when there were three teams left (that was before bracket play).  Lisa Fernandez beat them 1-0.  Arizona then beat UCLA 1-0 to win the natty. 

In their three trips under Girouard, the Cajuns never went two and out.  And, as stated above, finished third in the country in one of them.

Conversely, Lotief has one win in OKC total.


USL was high on my list to play at!
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What few know is that Lotief paid them to write the letters.

Strong statement. You know this to be fact because?
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I drink.  And I know things.
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