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Re: Coaching Carousel 2008-09

Postby ShoelessJoe » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:38 am

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:I still don't think that he should just not do an interview because of hearsay about his chances of getting the job. Maybe he doesn't have a great shot at getting these jobs, but he has no chance whatsoever if he doesn't try. If he's not willing to interview, I'm not giving him the benefit of the doubt on this one.


He is willing to interview for jobs. Strong has just said that he will not travel to places just to interview. What that means is that only people who are serious about hiring him will come to Gainesville to interview him.
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Re: Coaching Carousel 2008-09

Postby knapplc » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:02 am

I'm not commenting specifically about Strong, because I don't know the man or his situation. What I am telling you is that gut feelings hold zero weight in discrimination discussions. We can talk about the evidence that Strong isn't being hired because he's Black and I'm on board with that concept because we see "issues" in that area every day. But if the evidence we have to base our discussion on is that he didn't go to the interview because he "knew" he wouldn't get the job, again, I have eight years of experience with that line, and not one time has it led to charges sticking to the employer. Not one time.

Pass your Bar and then take the first case you run across like this in front of a judge, D-man. You'll get laughed out of court.

Employment has to be a two-way street. For the schools to be at fault for not hiring this guy, he has to be doing things right, putting the onus on the employers to show why they didn't hire this qualified candidate. If he is refusing interviews that he considers "token" based on a hunch, that reflects poorly on him and will affect his future prospects. It is not enough simply to be a qualified candidate. You can't swing a stick without hitting five qualified candidates in the coaching ranks.
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Re: Coaching Carousel 2008-09

Postby HskrPwr13 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:56 am

I'm with knapp on this one. And racism aside, no prosepective employer wants to hear that you didn't/haven't achieved certain career aspirations due to the fault of others. IDK, maybe football coaching doesn't apply because your "results" can be witnessed publicly. Either way, this type of attitude turns me off. If I were an AD he wouldn't hear from me anytime soon after those comments, regardless of how adamant he beleives that his skin color is a cross.
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