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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Is it allowed for a Southern Miss fan to agree with... » 2020-12-17 22:29:36

Up2Stuff wrote:

an Ohio State guy from ESPN?  I admit, I'm shocked.

“If that’s where we are is that right, is that healthy for the sport when 98 or 99 percent of the participants realize they don’t have a chance before the season starts?” Kirk Herbstreit continued.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb … d=msedgntp

neutral

G5 Lives Matter.

Ace...

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Blake Anderson » 2020-12-11 21:24:33

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

If the Blake deal was that close and the only hold up was the 800K buyout one would think Arky St would have negotiated that down knowing Blake was leaving regardless. It would have been a welcome move by many if it happened but you don’t know if you are getting a coach on the upside or downside of his career with Blake right now.

Time Will(Hall) Tell.......

Should have hired Blake after Fedora. Martha was pissed and being Martha,  fucked up. She fired some guy over Eagle Walk. She was messed up.

Ace...

#3 Re: Southern Miss » Blake Anderson » 2020-12-11 21:21:25

southerner92 wrote:

One of the rumors ive heard more than once was that Mcllellan was going to fire Jeff if he had lost to LSU in 1994. Not sure if true but that was a fun night in Baton Rouge.

Jeff told me that Mac should have fired him and expected it. Mac said he kept Jeff on because he said all he could afford was an OC from a program and thought Jeff would turn it around. This is from Jeff not a rumor.

I could tell you some things about Mac outside of USM. I will only say he had a big heart. This comment has nothing to do with Jeff.

Ace...

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Blake Anderson » 2020-12-11 08:00:18

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:
99beers wrote:

Lateral move at best.  I’m sure he got more $$, huh?

Kind of reminds me of when Bower wanted (or did he?) to go to Wyoming.

I remember that......Ace knows the entire story. Never heard if he actually interviewed with Baylor or Georgia.

He interviewed at Wyoming, Baylor, Houston and Georgia off the top of my head. The only one I recall making the papers was Wyoming and the AJC on the UGA job. Offers I am aware of were Houston, Wyoming and maybe Baylor. If there were others that called him or his agent, I am not aware of those. The UGA job came down to Jeff and Mark Richt. On Christmas Eve, Dooley called and said if Richt did not take it it was Jeff's. Bower took his name out of consideration that evening. He wasn't interested in being the second choice. Richt took the job anyway.  Even Doherty knew about stuff that he did not print, unlike the Sun Herald guy.

I heard there was some interest from Iowa State after Jeff was fired. He did go to South Alabama but not to interview that I am aware of. He was asked about another coach previously on his staff and some advice as I understand. Now if he interviewed i never heard. The paper did make some mention of his visit if I recall.

One of the things that kept him in Hattiesburg and USM was his the death of his daughter. Even in his retirement he maintains a residence in Hattiesburg, formerly Bay St. Louis and Orange Beach. He is building a home in Sumrall now so he is still close. I do believe he would have left for UGA. This is more crap than you wanted to know.

I won't provide any links like the dipshits wanted on FartBook EP. To them not making the papers or internet makes it a lie. 

Something I did not know was Bobby Collins was pursued by Georgia Tech while he was at USM. An old friend that lives in South Georgia told me that a few weeks ago. We all know about SMU. It just shows head coaches are approached all of the time on the sly or publicly. It is no different than any of us interviewing or talking to a possible new employer on the sly and declining the feeler/offer or accepting. If all you have ever done is work at WalMart you probably wouldn't understand that.

I am hopeful for the direction the program appears to be heading with Coach Hall. I am honestly excited again.

Ace...

#5 Re: Southern Miss » USM Introduces New Coach » 2020-12-09 10:47:34

Mao Tse-gore wrote:

He was certainly rolling like a dog in Bennett's doctrine on the purpose of athletics.

Well I kind of look at it this way. Dr. Bennett is the boss. Sometimes you go along to get along. I am hoping Dr. Bennett realizes the benefit of a strong athletic program to compliment academics.

The big question I have on Dr. Bennett is what has he done to move the University forward  (Covid 2020 does not count)? What I mean is money for programs, adding programs and such. We are all pretty much aware of the social items such as flag removal, BLM marching, VP for diversity hiring, and striking down the Coach Briles hire. I did read student enrollment was up but to me a hundred or so new bodies is kind so so. Maybe he has done a ton outside of the social agenda. I just don't know.

Ace...

#6 Re: Southern Miss » USM Introduces New Coach » 2020-12-09 10:40:57

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Someone give me the highlights......question #1, was Bower in attendance? Question #2, did Juan Cox speak and start with, Southern Miss, TTT!

I do not know if Jeff was in attendance for the press conference.  I do know he and Debbie went to Dr. Bennett's home to meet Coach Hall after he was hired. Jeremy McClain and eithers were in attendance.

Ace...

#7 Re: Southern Miss » First Girl to Play P5 Football » 2020-11-29 15:19:59

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Coach was fired today. I guess it wasn’t enough of a feel good story after all.....

Jet on the way to Pine Belt. Hiring Vandy's former coach this evening.

Ace...

#8 Re: Southern Miss » First Girl to Play P5 Football » 2020-11-28 12:54:03

Wasn't much of a second half kickoff but it was recovered at the 35 by Missouri. I am sure nerves were tight. Good for her.

Ace...

#9 Re: Southern Miss » Early next week? » 2020-11-25 20:00:03

Yo Mama wrote:
TheChosenOne wrote:

Hearing mumbles but nothing concrete.


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Aiming high I see!

The sad thing is he is probably on the  payroll as a secret advisor.

Ace...

#10 Re: Southern Miss » Early next week? » 2020-11-24 19:53:07

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
Ace Barker wrote:

Most on this forum will disapprove but there is a possible solution for a head coach to stabilize the program and turn things around. The head coach would require a couple of pretty good coordinators and a recruiting budget to get USM out of this Jr. College mess that seems to be on going. This coach does not like the JC route at all. He knows the program and its problems. He will stay a few years and hopefully groom a replacement coach that could at least give USM roughly seven or eight years of stability. He is currently building a house in Sumrall. I have no idea if any of the large boosters will support it. I doubt anyone on the Nut Lines will either. I know the administration most likely does not which is interesting because the AD said the program needed someone like this guy. It helped at Kansas State and seems to be working an UNC by hiring a previous old fogey coach. Without mentioning his name, you know who I mean. He will take the job.  Yes, I have spoken with him about it.

Ace...

Can you give me a few more clues? I think I know but want to be sure I have the right person........

Pooley Hubert

Ace...

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Early next week? » 2020-11-23 12:39:14

USMstang wrote:
Ace Barker wrote:

Most on this forum will disapprove but there is a possible solution for a head coach to stabilize the program and turn things around. The head coach would require a couple of pretty good coordinators and a recruiting budget to get USM out of this Jr. College mess that seems to be on going. This coach does not like the JC route at all. He knows the program and its problems. He will stay a few years and hopefully groom a replacement coach that could at least give USM roughly seven or eight years of stability. He is currently building a house in Sumrall. I have no idea if any of the large boosters will support it. I doubt anyone on the Nut Lines will either. I know the administration most likely does not which is interesting because the AD said the program needed someone like this guy. It helped at Kansas State and seems to be working an UNC by hiring a previous old fogey coach. Without mentioning his name, you know who I mean. He will take the job.  Yes, I have spoken with him about it.

Ace...

Collins is a little old no?  LOL

I would go for him or Coach Carmody. Some of these kids need some old school and I don’t mean Ellis Johnson old school.

Ace...

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Early next week? » 2020-11-23 12:37:16

Mao Tse-gore wrote:

But would he march?

It took me a minute to understand what you wrote.  Off the cuff, I would say no. He would be their coach, not their friend.
With that, I believe Dr. Bennett would say, March!  With the Briles issue, Hopson did. I am speculating. I don’t know.

I wrote Coach McClain about this. I wrote if there are hatchets to bury, bury them. The issue is Dr Bennett would play well in the sandbox with Collins, Carmody or Bower?

Ace...

#13 Re: Southern Miss » Early next week? » 2020-11-23 08:54:33

Most on this forum will disapprove but there is a possible solution for a head coach to stabilize the program and turn things around. The head coach would require a couple of pretty good coordinators and a recruiting budget to get USM out of this Jr. College mess that seems to be on going. This coach does not like the JC route at all. He knows the program and its problems. He will stay a few years and hopefully groom a replacement coach that could at least give USM roughly seven or eight years of stability. He is currently building a house in Sumrall. I have no idea if any of the large boosters will support it. I doubt anyone on the Nut Lines will either. I know the administration most likely does not which is interesting because the AD said the program needed someone like this guy. It helped at Kansas State and seems to be working an UNC by hiring a previous old fogey coach. Without mentioning his name, you know who I mean. He will take the job.  Yes, I have spoken with him about it.

Ace...

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Making connections » 2020-11-09 14:46:45

stinkfist wrote:
Ace Barker wrote:
stinkfist wrote:

the phones stayed on the bar...

#impliedMandate

You mean you did not provide a minute by minute run down of your conversation to the members of Fartbook EP for their critique? What will they do?

Glad you had a good time. Maybe many of us will get back together as things improve.

Ace...

was the same as sharing a few brews with TD...yeah, he and I haved shared other "value" as well...

#face2face

@pissonthephone

edit: bdr almost found 'hope'

if pg-13 would pine, it would be TTTrifecta..

That's funny. I ust talked to him.

Ace...

#15 Re: Southern Miss » Making connections » 2020-11-09 12:26:58

stinkfist wrote:
Mao Tse-gore wrote:
admin wrote:

shake hands and shoot the shit with someone without the assistance of Google Whatever.

Score one for the humans.

the phones stayed on the bar...

#impliedMandate

You mean you did not provide a minute by minute run down of your conversation to the members of Fartbook EP for their critique? What will they do?

Glad you had a good time. Maybe many of us will get back together as things improve.

Ace...

#17 Re: Southern Miss » North Texas: 2pm cst, espn3 and... » 2020-11-07 10:05:33

It's bad when you don't know or care who USM is playing. I thought this game was already played. Oh well. Here's to a win.

USM 1 UNT 0

Ace...

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Rick Minter on staff? » 2020-11-07 08:28:22

Mao Tse-gore wrote:
Ace Barker wrote:

Who are these folks asking the questions.

Ace...

Dungeons and Dragons basement dwellers. Magee ask about voting...what a F-ing putz.

When I saw him I stopped watching.  I do not read anything he writes or listen to him. How he survived over a Tim Doherty, Van Arnold, Chuck Abadie, Stan Caldwell and others is beyond me. I know Tim, Van, Chuck and Stan are semi retired but Jesus Christ they could have contracted with the Sun Herald. They ran that guy off the American. I believe anything these days. Lanny and the new guy are considered press? "Dungeons and Dragons basement dwellers". I've got to tell Tim that one the next time I talk to him. You nailed it.

I am done venting. It is not the first time. It won't be the last. 

PS. I believe Magee was possibly the only writer Coach Bower banned from practice.

Ace...

#19 Re: Southern Miss » Rick Minter on staff? » 2020-11-06 19:33:34

USMstang wrote:

Around the 1:45 mark, Billings is asked about the coaching moves on D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkpkcQ … e=youtu.be

If only Hopson knew how to speak the way this guy does.  He's not Larry Fedora but at the same time, he's not the aww shucks brand of boredom we were subjected to for 4+ years.  I actually watched the entire presser because of his honesty.

Who are these folks asking the questions. I think one is Magee. I do not know any of the others.

Ace...

#20 Re: Southern Miss » He speaks. » 2020-10-26 18:32:21

The fact he told the Sun Herald (Magee) makes it unreadable for me. Whatever this bunch at USM does is fine with me. My interest these days is to see just how much they continue to fuck up.

Ace...

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