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Old 01-16-2014, 11:11 PM   #21
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So he will break up player's marriages? What do the married players have to do, divorce?
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Where is that bullet point?

I am interested in the reaction. You guys act like he is asking them to do something really out there. Maybe the team has a discipline problem, and he is working to fix it. Don't see anything that bad myself. And if you don't want to abide by the rule....don't. No one is forcing you to be there.
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He's making sure all the players will buy in. My way or the highway works when you're at a big school that can get any player from their state they want.

"You don't want to buy in, fine go but if you're here you will follow my rules and do it my way." That sorta thing.
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After spending 4 years at the Citadel, these rules seem like a cakewalk....
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After spending 4 years at the Citadel, these rules seem like a cakewalk....
I was going to say, anybody that's been to a military school wouldn't mind those rules.
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You guys act like he is asking them to do something really out there. Maybe the team has a discipline problem, and he is working to fix it. Don't see anything that bad myself. And if you don't want to abide by the rule....don't. No one is forcing you to be there.
And acting like the players don't get anything in return, with a full ride, when other kids are maxing out on student loans. With the academic rules he's setting, he's compelling them to take advantage of it - hardly a bad thing. Looks like he's also shaking out the personnel, and determining who really wants to be there, and contribute to the team. It's not like they were performing up to spec the last few years under Brown.

The only thing I might take exception with are the implications of #8.

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The "no guns" thing might resonate with an inner-city player, I mean I see what he's trying to do, but what about some big west Texas lineman white boy hunter dudes? Are they going to give up their guns because coach said so?

My problem with absolutes is that they're more trouble than they're worth. Like school teachers who say shit like "never smile until Christmas" or some stupid shit like that. Really? No guns -- at all? Why, specifically?

Pete Carroll seems to be pretty damn successful doing what he's doing all these years and he wouldn't do cartoon shit like this.
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The "no guns" thing might resonate with an inner-city player, I mean I see what he's trying to do, but what about some big west Texas lineman white boy hunter dudes? Are they going to give up their guns because coach said so?

My problem with absolutes is that they're more trouble than they're worth. Like school teachers who say shit like "never smile until Christmas" or some stupid shit like that. Really? No guns -- at all? Why, specifically?

Pete Carroll seems to be pretty damn successful doing what he's doing all these years and he wouldn't do cartoon shit like this.
The "no guns" rule was something Strong took from Urban when he worked under him at Florida. It was a rule there and Strong implemented it a Louisville as well.



And here's Urban's set up at Ohio State currently
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In what way is prohibiting earrings doing a good job of molding people through self-discipline?

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Men don't need to wear earrings, that's for girls!

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The "no guns" thing might resonate with an inner-city player, I mean I see what he's trying to do, but what about some big west Texas lineman white boy hunter dudes? Are they going to give up their guns because coach said so?

My problem with absolutes is that they're more trouble than they're worth. Like school teachers who say shit like "never smile until Christmas" or some stupid shit like that. Really? No guns -- at all? Why, specifically?

Pete Carroll seems to be pretty damn successful doing what he's doing all these years and he wouldn't do cartoon shit like this.
You're reading too much into it man. I would venture to make an educated guess that 100% of colleges don't allow firearms on campus anyway so this shouldn't be a big deal. It's not a big deal for a student athlete to leave his registered firearm at his parents house. I would guess that 100% of his players have zero issue with it being a rule.

I would however bet that more than half a dozen players get kicked off the team for marijuana usage in the next year.
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Where is that bullet point?

I am interested in the reaction. You guys act like he is asking them to do something really out there. Maybe the team has a discipline problem, and he is working to fix it. Don't see anything that bad myself. And if you don't want to abide by the rule....don't. No one is forcing you to be there.
I believe he is referring to #5 which says no player will live off campus.
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Married players? We're not talking about BYU.
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So is #5 a violation? Can the university buy out someones lease?
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The "no guns" thing might resonate with an inner-city player, I mean I see what he's trying to do, but what about some big west Texas lineman white boy hunter dudes? Are they going to give up their guns because coach said so?

My problem with absolutes is that they're more trouble than they're worth. Like school teachers who say shit like "never smile until Christmas" or some stupid shit like that. Really? No guns -- at all? Why, specifically?

Pete Carroll seems to be pretty damn successful doing what he's doing all these years and he wouldn't do cartoon shit like this.
...Who was coaching when Bush was getting benefits? I'm sure hunting is a little different than toting guns around campus.
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Good for Coach Strong. Wish more coaches took that approach.
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So is #5 a violation? Can the university buy out someones lease?
Exactly what I was wondering.
If the typical student is in an off-campus lease, and wants to get out of it to move on-campus, would the university buy out their lease, as well? Or is this only available for student athletes (which would imply an additional benefit of being a student athlete)
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If they don't want to play for Texas well then Charlie doesn't want them anyways. About time we see a college coach start at the beginning with control because we all know how easy it is to lose it, ask Mark Richt.. Trust me if when Charlie gets his players and the culture changed at Texas, the Longhorns will be a bad unit. I just hope he gets the support needed from the boosters and administration.
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After spending 4 years at the Citadel, these rules seem like a cakewalk....
Agreed.........
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I don't see any issue with any of those rules, earrings are a dress code thing, and just one less distraction, nothing wrong with that and he didn't say players can't wear them...just not in the football facility
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I half way expected to see "Clear Eyes! Full Hearts! Can't Lose!"
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