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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    I think he can win there -- the level of competition isn't great.

    The guys before him were absolutely horrid recruiters; they all had backgroudns in the service academies, which is an entirely different recruiting skill than getting kids to come to a school like Ohio University.

    If Solich can hold onto his job in Athens (which, due to the fact he hasn't been fired yet, I assume he will), I look for them to be playing good football within 2 years.
    Being an alumnus myself I hope that you are right. At the same time, it's hard not to be dubious considering history.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro
    Being an alumnus myself I hope that you are right. At the same time, it's hard not to be dubious considering history.
    My father and mother are alums...my sister is a current student. I get lots of "Ohio U" football updates from all of them.

    The excitement surrounding Solich is truely something there -- I'd hate to see it derailed by one bad move.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
    My father and mother are alums...my sister is a current student. I get lots of "Ohio U" football updates from all of them.

    The excitement surrounding Solich is truely something there -- I'd hate to see it derailed by one bad move.
    They've been on TV twice this year. I've seen more OU football this year then I did in my seven years in Athens. I was shocked by the number of people in the stands.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    UC just can't catch a break, this is the second time he's been arrested for this. Just what Zimp needs, more excuses to slam the basketball department.
    Boy, the Zimpher hate really knows no bounds. I'm sure the President of the University of Cincinnati cackled with glee the minute she found out that another one of her employees embarrassed themselves and her organization in public.

    You guys need to get over it, seriously.

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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

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    Boy, the Zimpher hate really knows no bounds. I'm sure the President of the University of Cincinnati cackled with glee the minute she found out that another one of her employees embarrassed themselves and her organization in public.

    You guys need to get over it, seriously.

    Not to hijack this thread but....

    As long as my tuition dollars help pay her salary, I will not "get over it". And even if the Huggins thing never happened, I would still feel this way about her. She's gone that far out of her way to insult the students and faculty during her tenure as president.

    The dislike of Nancy by the student body and alumni started well before she fired Huggins.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    This thread exemplifies how big-time college sports causes normally level-headed posters to lose their common sense.

    1. No, an institution of higher education should not "look the other way" when its highest-profile employee is poop-faced drunk in his car facing the wrong way. Very few schools turn a financial profit on athletics (Ohio U. included), so Ohio U. has a lot more to lose in credibility by keeping Solich than they have to gain with a few extra wins per year.

    2. My understanding is that the trustees unanimously supported Nancy Z's decision to fire Huggins. He is NOT A GOOD GUY, or at the very least deserved the boot. The trustees knew he was somewhat of a meal ticket for them, and wouldn't have backed her up if he hadn't blown his 3rd, 4th or 5th chance.

    I don't know her. Never met her. But the conventional wisdom outside of I-275 is that Nancy Z. is making your degree more valuable to the vast majority of the World's population, which doesn't think Huggins is a god.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
    I don't know her. Never met her. But the conventional wisdom outside of I-275 is that Nancy Z. is making your degree more valuable to the vast majority of the World's population, which doesn't think Huggins is a god.
    Conventional wisdom, as I understand it, is thus: where your degree is "from" matters in one of two instances:

    1. If your particular "school" is ranked at one of the ten best at what it does in the nation.
    2. If your university happens to be "historically regarded" as being a prestigious institution, either in general or for what you want to do.

    Nancy Zimpher may climb UC in the college ranking polls a few notches, but the odds of it making any real difference is actually quite remote, IMHO. They're never going to be Harvard or even a public ivy, likie UVA. So really, all they're doing is creating a lot of commotion about trying to become something they never really can.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    This happened on Saturday, probably not on University time. Let the law handle it, if it wasn't part of some University function.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCasey
    This happened on Saturday, probably not on University time. Let the law handle it, if it wasn't part of some University function.
    Amen. As should be the case for anyone (not just college coaches) and their respective job. Now... if you get caught a 2nd time, then all bets are off. To err is human, to forgive is divine... if you accept responsiblity for your actions.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered

    As long as my tuition dollars help pay her salary, I will not "get over it".
    I went to UC for law school so I feel I have the right to comment.
    Last edited by dsmith421; 11-29-2005 at 09:30 AM.

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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
    Interesting.... in my 4 years in Athens I never saw a drunk person. Guess I shouldn't have been in the library so much...

    You made it through in only four years???????????

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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by dsmith421
    You guys need to get over it, seriously.
    Nobody is going to "get over it" anytime soon, feelings run deep on this issue, very deep. The attendance at UC games seems to indicate fans aren't "over it" either, they have yet to crack 9,000 attendees for a single game. Xavier is outdrawing UC. After football is over, and college basketball is front and center in the local news, the headlines are going to get very ugly when UC is getting blown out in their conference schedule. You haven't seen people around here get angry with Nancy Zimpher yet, but it's coming.

    This isn't going to go away and people aren't going to "get over it". Zimpher and her fanboys thinking it will is just further proof they don't really understand the fan/alumni base in this city.
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Not to throw any fuel on any fires.... but I hope the Univ. of Dayton makes the anti-Nancy-crowd even madder after Friday's game! UD tends to win one of these UC-UD games about every 25 years... UGH!
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    Re: Ohio U Football Coach Frank Solich Charged with DUI

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
    Not to throw any fuel on any fires.... but I hope the Univ. of Dayton makes the anti-Nancy-crowd even madder after Friday's game! UD tends to win one of these UC-UD games about every 25 years... UGH!
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    Yes, it is tonight at Shoemaker.
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