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Just watched the ESPN coverage of it. They had 3 parts to it. One with the anchor, 2 with goodman who wrote the CBS story and last with seth Greenberg, all sad Rush needs to go. Goodman also said the Scott made the comments before the story came out and before the PAC12 really knew what the press knew. So shame on the pAC for doing a POS investigation.
CnC, so Scott go caught with his panties down around his ankles....????
BEAR DOWN boys... The best is yet to come....
I know you all do not like Jay Bilas but here is what he said on Twitter:
Jay Bilas @JayBilas 1h
Arizona's Sean Miller was fined $25,000 for complaining about the technical foul. Pac-12, give him his money back. He was just kidding.
That is a great quote from Jay...
I for one think he is one of the more thoughtful talking heads on College Basketball... Too bad he went to duke...
This is ridiculous. Rush must be fired now. Nothing else will save face at this point.
All I'm going to say is that there is no way that Rush stays on, and Scotts will no doubt be fired by the conference. If not, I will no longer be watching pac12 sports while he is here. Scott NEEDS to be fired. His failures are now all too apparent. He was getting a pass because he did a business deal this conference needed, but he has screwed us in basketball since he got here(the pac12) 2 effing teams last year. 2. i repeat 2. a 23 win AZ team didn't make the tourney, but before he got here an 18 win AZ team made it. He's pathetic and aweful at doing anything except shady business.
any lawyers in the house? I was so pissed I turned the game off after that foul. I was yelling at the TV.
I will sign on for a class action lawsuit
this story is dominating the mother ship
gotta tune in ....larry scott getting ready to get on ESPN radio http://player.tritonmedia.com/entercom/KFXXAM
Thanks for the link Liver, just in time to hear Larry Scott. He will be on any minute now. and you can replay it for up to an hour
Scott is digging in but leaving himself an out, but he is doing a horrible job at managing this. Going down with Rush in my opinion, Scott is horrible.
Well he obviously doesn't want you to watch P12 sports if you have Direct TV.
"Arizona has no tradition" - Bill Walsh
"We have a tradition of kicking Bill Walsh's ass" - Teddy Bruschi
"Nothing unethical" - yea....RRRIIIIIIIIIGGGHHHTTTT....
"Coach decorum was getting out of control" - WTF is he talking about?!
On whether it's a fireable offense: "...in my determination, no."
"No breach of integrity" -Seriously, Larry?
PAC12 Presidents: Please fire this P.O.S.
imo...Byrne will consider Scott's position if Larry is removed. That wouldn't be good for Arizona.
I suspect the PAC-12 would go after a more experienced person than Byrne, but if he does go, I'd be OK with it. He righted the ship in Baseball and Football. Basketball is rolling along...if we simply hire someone competent - they are set up for success. IMO, Byrne dug us out of a mess, but it's pretty well cleaned up.
Dempsey to the NCAA was terrific for us and and I suspect Byrne to the PAC-12 would be similar, perhaps even more helpful. but I just don't see that they'd hire a guy that young, especially after the scandals. This is almost a bring a legend out of retirement type hire for a couple of years and then hire someone to take over after the scandals are cleaned up.
I have a slightly different take on this from some.
1. If Scott is going to fire Rush, he will have taken all the legal advice he needs to before he tells ESPN or anybody else what he is going to do.
2. He will also know what he is going to do next.
3. Sports are a form of entertainment where the ability for team that plays best to win is why people by tickets. "Fairness" is far more in play now than it was before things like instant replay.
4. I will bet that Rush is fired. I will also bet that the spin is "no matter what he meant it will not be condoned." Scott will accuse Rush of bad judgement. No more. Whoever is hired to replace him will have the support of all the AD's and Presidents and the matter will be put behind as soon as possible. I doubt very seriously if Scott will be fired.
5. I agree with the thought that the $25,000 will be given to charity. To give it back will be making the wrong kind of statement as these kinds of situations rarely imply guilt or require "I'm sorry."
6. Rush will be let go with a settlement. No lawsuit will ever happen by anyone.
7. Next year, after we spend a great deal of time looking at the NCAA Championship Trophy and treating Miller to the accolades we all look forward to giving him, all will be forgotten and Wineknow will give the coach at least 6 hours of goodwill.
I doubt this is going to play out this way since Larry has been on this for two weeks already. If this is the best you can do on two weeks notice, you are simply playing in a field out of your league.
You might be right. However, the faster the league gets this behind them with the least amount of collateral damage possible the better. I'm not sure there is enough cohesion between the university presidents to do this cleanly.
Most people don't like at least two of the following: Bud Selig, Roger Goodell, or David Stern. However, they somehow keep the peace well enough that we spend a fortune watching pro sports. The PAC 12 is about us buying tickets and TV deals. Its all about money. It's naive to think otherwise. You and I spend the money. People in New Orleans still buy tickets after that fiasco. Whether Scott or someone else has the job, Rush is the bad guy in this and he is at a level to be blamed and sacrificed. I really doubt if Scott doesn't survive.
This post was edited by rdotrbennett 12 months ago
Andy Katz just tweeted: A high-level non-Pac-12 coach said he won't schedule Pac-12 schools in non-conference while Ed Rush is coordinator of officials. No trust.
Wanted to comment on 2 different points you made.
On the first one, if this is not a firing with cause I am not sure what is. Not sure you would have to pay him anything. He broke the contract when he brought a negative light to the conference.
On the second, two different types of bounties. If a football coach would say I will I will give $600 to the first guy to break a scummies leg I would pay to see that! That does not hurt what I am seeing and might make me smile more. If an official is going to help decide an outcome because his boss does not like one of the coaches and does not call a fair game I will not want to watch that product.
One can be done in the course of the game with a normal hit but the other is a form of cheating.
And this is the rub. Why would anyone want to do business on the field or the court with the Pac-12 right now when bush league stuff like officials putting bounties on coaches exists. Utterly ridiculous. I pointed out earlier as well, don't expect any reputable referee to associate himself with the Pac-12 either. One thing the TV deal promised (or showed promise) was higher officiating fees and more weekly, televised games to lure the top east coast refs to the west coast to officiate Pac-12 guys. Say goodbye to that idea as long as Rush remains in his office.
I swear, as bad as the officiating was in Hansen, at least there wasn't outright corruption. Scott is clearly in over his head if he can't make what has been the most obvious decision to everyone in the country but him. He can fire Rush tomorrow, but Scott has already created so much damage to himself and the Pac-12 is unbelievable.
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Has anyone investigated whether or not Ed Rush is in someway related to Daniel Bejarano because as far as I know Bejarano is the only person to ever criticize Sean Miller (players, coaches, peers).
Gary, you and Brad need to dig into this story... There is a dirty secret in there somewhere and it will eventually come out... Might as well be you guys...
I can just see it now.... "RushGate nets Randazzo & Allis first Pulitzer"....
Gary can be Bob Woodward but Brad is played by the diminutive Dustin Hoffman....
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Pin High 12 months ago
Hoffman is too tall. Maybe Tom Cruise or weeman. Sorry Brad how to do it.
Brad's new little boy is already too tall to play him in the movie.
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