09-04-2013, 11:39 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The Dagobah System
Re: PETRINO, WOULD YOU HAVE HIM
But their relationship was full of turmoil. Mr. Cobble says the coach frequently questioned his willingness to do things Mr. Petrino's way, and was prone to criticizing him in front of fellow staff members.
When Mr. Cobble was hired, in 2009, he was told he reported to Bill Edwards, director of athletic training and sports medicine. But he and Mr. Petrino had arguments over his reporting line, he says, with the coach believing that he worked for him.
Mr. Cobble says the coach also questioned his medical abilities, was impatient with return-to-play times, and pushed back on physicians' decisions.
Things boiled over, Mr. Cobble says, after a doctor ordered surgery for an injured player. When Mr. Cobble shared the news with Coach Petrino, he says the coach suggested treating the injury with cortisone. The player got a second opinion but ultimately had the surgery. (Through a spokesperson, Mr. Petrino declined to comment.)
In early April, e-mails between Mr. Cobble and Andy Wagner, director of football operations, which The Chronicle obtained through a records request, describe communication problems among players and staff. A few weeks later, Mr. Cobble was called into a meeting with Mr. Edwards, his supervisor, and Todd Stewart, the athletic director, to discuss his future with the program. He was subsequently fired.
He wishes that Mr. Stewart, who would not comment on a personnel matter, had done more to stand up for him.
"He had a choice," Mr. Cobble says, "and truthfully, I think he went with the million-dollar deal instead of what's right."
this is one of the many many reasons i would never want that man to represent the University of South Carolina... there are much better, respectable and smarter coaches out there... i would have fundamental issues with our athletic department and athletic director if they ever even considered hiring this man ..
*for the record Danny Cobble use to work here
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