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I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by aggies22 » March 27th, 2021, 8:07 am

I've spent all week championing for Coach Smith and I feel like I may have led you astray. I am COMPLETELY blindsided by the events of this morning. I will add this, not only is Aggie Nation waking up and finding this out on Twitter, so are his players and coaches.
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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by ineptimusprime » March 27th, 2021, 8:09 am

aggies22 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:07 am
I've spent all week championing for Coach Smith and I feel like I may have led you astray. I am COMPLETELY blindsided by the events of this morning. I will add this, not only is Aggie Nation waking up and finding this out on Twitter, so are his players and coaches.
AND coaches? Wow. And no need to apologize!
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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:09 am

Wow, I thought CS had more class than this. Thanks for all you do to keep us informed.
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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 27th, 2021, 8:09 am

Coach Smith is now dead to me. What a douchey move! :crazy:
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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:10 am

I don't even view you as wrong on this. Unless you're Craig Smith himself, you have to go off the info you're given. I doubt Hartwell knew about this until last night.
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Post by cdaAg » March 27th, 2021, 8:10 am

22, you share info that's accurate. Sometimes things change. No need to apologize.
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Post by Aggiesbleedblue » March 27th, 2021, 8:11 am

No apology needed, 22. You are the lifeblood of this board. Appreciate all you do. Yuck the Futes
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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:12 am

This isn't on you at all. If this happens then it sounds like he blindsided and deceived a lot of people. I'd heard the same things you were heading from some reliable sources. Sometimes you just can't anticipate someone's moves.

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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by NowhereLandAggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:13 am

The whole situation was very fluid. If Alex Jensen or Johnnie Bryant took the job, Craig Smith never goes to Utah.

He was their 3rd option, so it wasn't likely to get this far down the list, even though it did.



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Post by OGaggie23 » March 27th, 2021, 8:14 am

Yes no one is in wrong here but Craig Smith. This is an absolute gut punch. I can’t even imagine how the players and coaches feel. Does Hartwell even know?



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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:15 am

NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:13 am
The whole situation was very fluid. If Alex Jensen or Johnnie Bryant took the job, Craig Smith never goes to Utah.

He was their 3rd option, so it wasn't likely to get this far down the list, even though it did.
The fact they both turned it down speaks volumes about the state of that program. It’s need a complete overhaul.
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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 27th, 2021, 8:16 am

No apologies, you’re as connected as anyone and it sounds like Smith kept it close to the best.
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Post by bluegrouse » March 27th, 2021, 8:16 am

Nothing to apologize for whatsoever
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Post by MrBiggle » March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am

NO worries aggie brother, we all had hoped.
Really though are we surprised that the coaches and or staff were “blindsided” by this? Is that how these thing always go?
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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 27th, 2021, 8:20 am

MrBiggle wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am
NO worries aggie brother, we all had hoped.
Really though are we surprised that the coaches and or staff were “blindsided” by this? Is that how these thing always go?
We convince ourselves that “this time will be different” because coaches are salesmen. The player situation is sad but common. The coaches not knowing is shocking.
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Post by ineptimusprime » March 27th, 2021, 8:21 am

MrBiggle wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:18 am
NO worries aggie brother, we all had hoped.
Really though are we surprised that the coaches and or staff were “blindsided” by this? Is that how these thing always go?
I’m surprised the coaches didn’t know. My assumption is that they’d all follow him and be “in” on the move. It is strange that they are not.



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Post by FL350Aggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:22 am

Yep we appreciate you 22, you bring good info too these forums. The only that needs to be apologizing is Smith himself.
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Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » March 27th, 2021, 8:25 am

Yeah 22, you are golden. Not your fault. We appreciate the insight.
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Post by bigblue32 » March 27th, 2021, 8:26 am

22 you’re the man. Don’t need to apologize for a damn thing!
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Post by kofdog » March 27th, 2021, 8:26 am

But Utah? Damn that hurts!



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Post by BleedAggieBlue0 » March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am

Oh come on let’s not play the class card like a bunch of zoobs. This is how coaching jobs work. You can’t let deals leak out before they’re done. Craig Smith is a great guy and I’m glad he’s gonna make a ton of money while staying in Utah. It’s perfect irony considering fans on here have been obtusely claiming he “turned down” the Minnesota job.


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Post by Donman » March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am

No apologies are necessary. If Smith didn't tell anyone then that is no fault but Craig's. I hope he loses every game.
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Post by Winning Team » March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am

I echo this. I was reporting what Craig had told his players. They love him and trust him and were all extremely confident he was staying. I’ll get more updates soon about the fallout but this is a new low.
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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:29 am

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March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am
I echo this. I was reporting what Craig had told his players. They love him and trust him and were all extremely confident he was staying. I’ll get more updates soon about the fallout but this is a new low.
If true I’ve lost all respect for him.



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Post by frankiesaysrelax » March 27th, 2021, 8:29 am

At first I thought this was all build up for epic April fool’s day prank but then I realized it’s only the 27th.



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Post by jpswensen » March 27th, 2021, 8:30 am

Elkaggie wrote:
NowhereLandAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:13 am
The whole situation was very fluid. If Alex Jensen or Johnnie Bryant took the job, Craig Smith never goes to Utah.

He was their 3rd option, so it wasn't likely to get this far down the list, even though it did.
The fact they both turned it down speaks volumes about the state of that program. It’s need a complete overhaul.
They are probably both making nearly as much as they were offered. Their choice to go back to the college game had more factors than a 2.5-3.0x pay increase with more conference prestige.


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Post by BLUERUFiO » March 27th, 2021, 8:30 am

Too bad he’ll never get heckled in the Spectrum :-(
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Post by Aggie84025 » March 27th, 2021, 8:31 am

aggies22 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:07 am
I've spent all week championing for Coach Smith and I feel like I may have led you astray. I am COMPLETELY blindsided by the events of this morning. I will add this, not only is Aggie Nation waking up and finding this out on Twitter, so are his players and coaches.
No need to apologize. This is all on Smith, he did not handle it well. Lost all respect for him.
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Post by frankiesaysrelax » March 27th, 2021, 8:31 am

I hope Scotty G gives him the silent treatment



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Post by AggieFBObsession » March 27th, 2021, 8:32 am

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You can’t let deals leak out before they’re done.
That's not why people have taken the position that they have including me. It's because he lied to the kids and to the fanbase.

I don't blame anyone for being upset because he was disingenuous and dishonest. He was open to the opportunity and he should've made that clear even though it could've impacted recruiting.
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Re: I apologize Aggie Nation

Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:33 am

frankiesaysrelax wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:31 am
I hope Scotty G gives him the silent treatment
Unfortunately Ute fans ultimately pay Scotty's salary. He'll kiss some butt for ratings, as he should.
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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 27th, 2021, 8:35 am

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:32 am
BleedAggieBlue0 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am
You can’t let deals leak out before they’re done.
That's not why people have taken the position that they have including me. It's because he lied to the kids and to the fanbase.

I don't blame anyone for being upset because he was disingenuous and dishonest. He was open to the opportunity and he should've made that clear even though it could've impacted recruiting.
That’s one thing I credit Matt Wells with. He made no secret that he was open to hearing offers.
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Post by frankiesaysrelax » March 27th, 2021, 8:35 am

3rdGenAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:33 am
frankiesaysrelax wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:31 am
I hope Scotty G gives him the silent treatment
Unfortunately Ute fans ultimately pay Scotty's salary. He'll kiss some butt for ratings, as he should.
Just on principle alone he should not say a single word to him as long as he is Utah’s coach. That would make for some of the most uncomfortable interviews ever and I would watch all of them.



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Post by Aggie84025 » March 27th, 2021, 8:35 am

BleedAggieBlue0 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:28 am
Oh come on let’s not play the class card like a bunch of zoobs. This is how coaching jobs work. You can’t let deals leak out before they’re done. Craig Smith is a great guy and I’m glad he’s gonna make a ton of money while staying in Utah. It’s perfect irony considering fans on here have been obtusely claiming he “turned down” the Minnesota job.


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I realize its a business, but i hope he falls flat on his face. Any other school i would have wished him well. To go to Utah is pure douche in my opinion.
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Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 27th, 2021, 8:36 am

frankiesaysrelax wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:35 am
3rdGenAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:33 am
frankiesaysrelax wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 8:31 am
I hope Scotty G gives him the silent treatment
Unfortunately Ute fans ultimately pay Scotty's salary. He'll kiss some butt for ratings, as he should.
Just on principle alone he should not say a single word to him as long as he is Utah’s coach. That would make for some of the most uncomfortable interviews ever and I would watch all of them.
It would definitely be amazing. :lol:


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