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Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:32 am
by SU DOG
MARCH
23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31
APRIL
1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11

Coaches - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:14 pm
by Cujo
Welllll, they all come highly recommended . . . .

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:07 pm
by Smurf
As it relates to coaching, this is a big year. If Defensive Coordinator X fails to produce a defense better than what we have seen in the past, the finger pointing will be directed squarely at Hatcher for a) further solidifying the belief that his offensive style hangs a defense out to dry, b) firing the previous defensive coordinator in spite of a, and c) hiring a new defensive coordinator who failed to deliver.

Hatcher is going to have to pull rabbit out of his hat next year for me to feel that he is worthy of leading this program going forward, and that is a tall order given some of the holes we have to address. I don't think his performance has reached the level of considering termination, but given the events of this offseason, if he pokes around with 4-6 wins again, my opinion on his tenure as a coach at SU will be pretty much solidified

In short, Hatcher needs to step up his game and deliver a product that we can be proud of.

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:10 am
by Jiggs
Cujo wrote:Welllll, they all come highly recommended . . . .

Too funny.

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:49 am
by 77SU
Has a new defensive staff and OC been hired? The official website roster is still showing all the same names and faces. :?

Are we ashamed of them or are slots still empty? Maybe that’s why spring practice is starting so late! Is HCCH still trying to figure out what he needs to do?

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:19 pm
by crimedog83450
Ross Newton just tweeted out that he is now the Director of High School Relations at Auburn

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:25 pm
by SU DOG
The entire Newton family(Samford alums too) have been such great supporters of Samford. All-in for Samford doesn't have much meaning to me anymore when those type of people are suddenly cast all-out. Wasn't recruiting and LB play pretty good over the years that Ross has been working in those areas? Yes, I will say congrats to Ross, but I also will say that I can't help but fear consequences for Samford football, and the University as a whole, when loyalty is rewarded with expulsion. How can we, as Samford Fans, be proud and excited when we have to find Samford Football information on social media? I know some privacy is needed until these men land new jobs, but I think some respect and appreciation by Samford Athletics, should also be shown. I just don't have a good feeling about all this.

Ross to Auburn, Callaway to LSU, and change for Billy D might mean a better life for all of them, and I don't pretend to know anything about the issues involved. I do know that loyalty must also be accompanied with success, but have we really upgraded to become a better program now? I will remain skeptical until I see otherwise. :(

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:57 pm
by AP
Ross Newton was one of us. And our defensive staff recruited and coached at an extremely high level for a long time. I hope for the sake of our program that the head coach gets his staff hires right. Moves like these chip away at the rope people are willing to give you.

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:48 pm
by SU DOG
Exactly 2 weeks from today that SP is scheduled to begin. Has anybody heard anything about our coaching staff? IMO, this is weird stuff - am I wrong or is this really unusual? I have heard that some were hired before Christmas, yet NOTHING official that I've seen. :?

Re: Spring Training Dates

PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:36 pm
by Cujo
basketball season is over, time for us to start _itching about football again.