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It is not a FIREable offense
Per Scott Van Pelt show.
Also asked if SM should pay fine....
This post was edited by Mrzipityduda 15 months ago
Larry Scott is about to get a lesson on what is a FIREable offense!
Still talking and he so full of bullshit ....hope some of you heard it. Van Pelt ate him alive with great questions..Maybe a Youtube thing someone???
Scott will soon realize that all the goodwill he's built up among conference fans, supports, and the schools just came crashing down on his head.
Name me one official with "integrity" from the east coast that will now reach out to Ed Rush for consideration to officiate league games. The answer is none. Scott just guaranteed the Pac-12 continues down the road started by the Pac-10 under previous Commissioner Hansen in having the worst officiating in the country.
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Scott clearly has a problem with Miller also
That is what I want to know...where is all of this ill-will toward Miller coming from? What did he ever do to anyone? I agree Liver, Scott clearly has it out for Miller.
His problem is that Miller does not stay in the coaches box. He mentioned it a few times in the interview. Because if you watch any basketball game the coaches ALWAYS stay in the box.
Simple Scott wants UCLA to be the standard in PAC 12 basketball because it is the biggest TV market and they and USC hired him. Remember how they got a special clause in the TV deal to secure their extra revenue.
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yeah because getting the coaches to stay in their box is so much more important then getting the correct call in the actual game!
This is amazing. Scott is negating all the good he was trying to do for the conference with the new media deal. Can't have any of that if the integrity of the actual games is in question. And with him at the helm, it obviously is in question.
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Scott, the PR man, needs to hire a PR agency for himself ASAP. This is absolutely disgraceful. Not from an Arizona perspective, but from a college basketball perspective. You simply can't allow this to be a part of the game, not when it is so abundantly blatant. Scott thinks he can dismiss this with words. Sadly, actions speak louder than words and the conference he has been asked to uphold has just been let down by its commissioner.
That was exactly my point in an other thread...
"If we have to drag Scott to do the right thing smells to high heaven"....
BEAR DOWN boys... The best is yet to come....
Who's going to make Scott pay? Is Byrne going to step up? Is it up to the Presidents of the non LA schools? I want to know how this is going to be handled since Larry isn't going to do it.
Great point Liver. Is Scott trying to make up for the debacle of the Directv/Pac-12 network issue by letting games get tilted towards the LA markets so that the conference gets better television ratings allowing for more leverage in tv negotiations?
Watch out for football season now and see what kinds of "benefits" USC and UCLA get in their games.
Maybe we should ask the Big 12 if they are looking to expand their conference and let Larry Scott know he can kiss our you know what's if he isn't going to do anything about this.
Can us ducks come to the big 12 too?
It's not just you guys. We got your back.
FIRE RUSH. FIRE SCOTT. ...then key rush's car for good measure.
I watched the Scott Van Pelt interview at lunch working out, and he absolutely obliterated Larry on his "joking" position. This was followed by a Seth Greenberg calling for Rush to be removed for the integrity of the game.
This is just unbelievable - Rush must go, and Scott is now on notice. Amateur hour at its finest.
What else can be done to force Rush out?
I am going to go out on a limb and predict that there is a HUGE bombshell that has not gone off yet... Scott is not that dumb to be covering this up for Rush...
I wonder what he is really hiding??? This story has legs and is not going to go away....
This post was edited by Pin High 15 months ago
Anyone else feel like our boy Jeff Goodman was a sleeper agent planted for just this type of occasion. All these years he bashes us more then he praises us and now he comes out and just gives us this gem.
He is hiding the fact that he ordered the code red on Miller, that is the missing piece and why he is standing by his man.
I don't usually agree with this conspiracy-theorist type of thinking... but in this case, I actually think that may be the case. No other rational reason for Scott to stand by Rush on this one.
MY point Exactly....
I'm with this as well.
Time to nut up or shut up
WE CAN NOT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!
I don't get it. Rutgers can apparently see a PR nightmare when they see one. Rice is fired.
What the hell is wrong with Larry Scott? Dude's a moron. He needs to be gone too.
I listened to this interview - as well as many other radio talk show interviews w/ Scott, Goodman, Vital, etc. about this incident. There is actually an interview on ESPN's "The Herd" with an ex NBA official (Rauch? I can't remember the refs name) in which the ex NBA ref not only said Ed Rush shouldn't get fired - but should get a RAISE for trying to get his refs to stand up to coaches. Seriously - that's what he said. That has been the ONLY response I've heard or read from anyone outside of Larry Scott who said Ed Rush should keep his job.
Anyway - the SVP interview - Larry Scott actually went on a little diatribe about why Coach Miller was fined (confronting ref after the game w/ foul language, then yelling at some other P12 worker). He literally talked about how the P12 needs to hold coaches accountable for their behavior - that it's imperative for coaches not to embarrass the P12 with behavior that isn't completely above board.
I was AMAZED while listening that Larry Scott doesn't see the COMPLETE hypocrisy of that statement while he rambled - something SVP came back (I think somewhat sarcastically if memory serves) to point out. Fine a coach for cussing at officials after a game (BTW - something no one would have known about until they heard about a fine) - done to ensure the P12 won't be embarrassed again. However, don't fire or fine, but publically SUPPORT with all kinds of excuses your head of officials who has already done more to embarrass your conference (with actions that could be seen as destroying the integrity of the officials) than any coach maybe ever could.
I am certain Ed Rush will be fired. I am certain Irving being selected to ref all three UCLA/Arizona games was done on purpose - and Irving might be the MOST influenced ref of all the P12 refs by the Ed Rush "bully". I think Larry Scott will look back after firing Ed Rush and realize how bad he made his conference look by trying to retain Rush and defend his indefensible "in jest" statements. He probably realizes it now - but probably wants to try to save face by not looking like he bowed down to media pressure. Too late - the quicker Ed Rush gets the hook, the only chance for Larry Scott to save any face whatsoever.
I have attended UConn games where the refs dismiss Jim Calhoun's breaches unto the court of what I perceive to have been 6 or more feet. In fact, back in 2000 when Arizona played at Gampel Pavillion, through the game, there were many opportunities where Jason Gardner could have very very easily have thrown the ball at Calhoun and nailed him on the court which would have resulted in a technical on Calhoun.
Fact is, some courts have a very narrow team box where even the slightest of coaches would have a difficult time staying constrained inside of it.
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