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It’s not WHAT he did it’s HOW he did it.

Post by Winning Team » March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am

I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
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Post by AggieFBObsession » March 27th, 2021, 11:47 am

It certainly gives me a renewed appreciation for Stew. Stew wouldn't have ever handled it this way.
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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:48 am

Winning Team wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
I'm watching his press conference right now. He was specifically asked about the last 48 hours and leaving USU and he completely dodged the question.
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Post by SpectrumMagic » March 27th, 2021, 11:49 am

Winning Team wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
Well that certainly changes my mind. If this is true you summed up my thoughts now perfectly
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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:50 am

ProvoAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:48 am
Winning Team wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
I'm watching his press conference right now. He was specifically asked about the last 48 hours and leaving USU and he completely dodged the question.
How do I watch if I can stomach it?



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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:50 am

Elkaggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:50 am
ProvoAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:48 am
Winning Team wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
I'm watching his press conference right now. He was specifically asked about the last 48 hours and leaving USU and he completely dodged the question.
How do I watch if I can stomach it?



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Post by SpectrumMagic » March 27th, 2021, 11:51 am

ProvoAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:48 am
Winning Team wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:45 am
I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
I'm watching his press conference right now. He was specifically asked about the last 48 hours and leaving USU and he completely dodged the question.
I am watching and noticed this as well. I also have noticed he is not brining his typical confidence and energy that he did while at USU. No mention of GATA either



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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:56 am

He seems way more awkward than normal.
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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:57 am

Got really awkward when they asked him if he talked to the former players before leaving and he said no.
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Post by MrBiggle » March 27th, 2021, 11:58 am

:shock:
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March 27th, 2021, 11:57 am
Got really awkward when they asked him if he talked to the former players before leaving and he said no.


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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:58 am

Is that Harlan next to him? This is weird.



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Post by OGaggie23 » March 27th, 2021, 11:59 am

Just said he will not go down the road of recruiting neemy to Utah



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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 11:59 am

Elkaggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:58 am
Is that Harlan next to him? This is weird.
It is.



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 27th, 2021, 11:59 am

At this point I’m wondering if his family found out from Twitter this morning too.
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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:00 pm

Said he had over 300 texts on his phone waiting for him.



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Post by bigblue » March 27th, 2021, 12:01 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
Elkaggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 11:58 am
Is that Harlan next to him? This is weird.
It is.
He is going to be micromanaged hard there. Much more than other schools.

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Post by FL350Aggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:01 pm

This. This type of behavior just shows what’s wrong with collegiate athletics. The players are just caught in the crossfire. Hopefully his behavior bodes well for USU, and he burns bridges with his Aggie recruits and that they stick around. Outside of Queta and Fonz, none of his guys were impactful in any of the MWC championships. He walked into a already decent situation and just added the spark.
Let’s be honest there are 100s of Coach Smith types in the ranks, I’m optimistic Hartwell will find one. Maybe just maybe they will be a Stew/Few type guy and want some tenure. Although the younger generation of coaches all seem to be searching for the payday.



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Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » March 27th, 2021, 12:04 pm

He said the “timing” was bad and that’s why he wasn’t able to meet in person with them. You’re telling me they couldn’t wait to do a press conference till Monday so he had time to tell his players and coaches instead of sending a lame text?
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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:04 pm

I honestly don't know how you can talk for 5 minutes about how important relationships with players are and that when they sit down in a recruits living room that they make a commitment to take care of them through their college career and then move on to saying that they didn't have time to even say bye to their former players. Kind of makes the earlier statements sound hollow.
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Post by ThunderAggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:05 pm

I just woke up to the news and I am sick. The ONE school I didn't want him to go to. Craig has been huge for the program but the way he handled this is just very odd and doesn't seem like him. I wonder if he actually wasn't offered until very recently and was told that he had to make a decision very fast or else he couldn't get the job. Because I don't know why Craig wouldn't tell the players or coaches.



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Post by Cheecho6 » March 27th, 2021, 12:05 pm

Winning Team wrote:I understand it poor form to which coach smith failure however my problem isn’t with taking a better paying job.

My problem is that no one knew. No one. He did not tell assistant coaches, AD, or his players. Hours after the news broke he sent a group text to his assistants and players saying that he was leaving.

He still has not come out and said anything positive about his time at USU.

It’s one thing to leave a job, it’s another to crap on the front porch on your way out.
The way he chose to let his staff and players know was a group text several hours after it was already known? Wow


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Post by OGaggie23 » March 27th, 2021, 12:06 pm

Yet to here a statement from coach smith on his time here at USU. Nothing, Nada, what a joke



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Post by SpectrumMagic » March 27th, 2021, 12:06 pm

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March 27th, 2021, 12:04 pm
He said the “timing” was bad and that’s why he wasn’t able to meet in person with them. You’re telling me they couldn’t wait to do a press conference till Monday so he had time to tell his players and coaches instead of sending a lame text?
Or even push the press conference to later on Saturday. Not that hard to say I am going to call a meeting with my staff and team and talk to them



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Post by SpectrumMagic » March 27th, 2021, 12:07 pm

It was a very awkward press conference. If you were to watch his introductory press conference with USU and this one you would be like this is a completely different guy



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Post by YouEssYou » March 27th, 2021, 12:09 pm

I spoke with a former star player's brother (not Merrill) last night and he told me some stuff about when Smith showed up on the scene that made me lose some respect for the guy. Then I hear this today.



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Post by Elkaggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:13 pm

This whole thing has felt really fishy. The press conference especially. That was messed up.... Nothing like getting off on the right foot. If I were a Ute fan I would be scared shi&less.
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Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » March 27th, 2021, 12:16 pm

He also mentioned how he knows basketball fans in the state love the rivalries and that he wants to keep the series going with BYU, and says they’ll play other in state teams, but if it won’t help their chances of making it to the tournament, they probably won’t schedule the games.
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Post by SSaggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:17 pm

YouEssYou wrote:I spoke with a former star player's brother (not Merrill) last night and he told me some stuff about when Smith showed up on the scene that made me lose some respect for the guy. Then I hear this today.
Are we talking when he showed up on the scene at USU or what exactly? Don't feel pressured to share things that you shouldn't, but this does spark curiosity

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Post by bpd » March 27th, 2021, 12:18 pm

I don't think he looks awkward or low energy, it's just a covid presser.

The thing I don't get is that he met with the Utah players and watched Utah film this morning, but couldn't meet with Utah State players. What a D bag.



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Post by SwaggieAggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:19 pm

TrueBlueAggie123 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 12:16 pm
He also mentioned how he knows basketball fans in the state love the rivalries and that he wants to keep the series going with BYU, but says they won’t play other in state teams unless it makes sense in terms of making it to the tournament.
Wow, he really said that? I couldn’t stomach to turn on the interview and hear him talk so I’ve been getting updates from here and social media.

What a douche.



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Post by jpswensen » March 27th, 2021, 12:20 pm

Seeing Smith in that color makes me want to vomit.
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Post by ProvoAggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:21 pm

SwaggieAggie wrote:
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March 27th, 2021, 12:16 pm
He also mentioned how he knows basketball fans in the state love the rivalries and that he wants to keep the series going with BYU, but says they won’t play other in state teams unless it makes sense in terms of making it to the tournament.
Wow, he really said that? I couldn’t stomach to turn on the interview and hear him talk so I’ve been getting updates from here and social media.

What a douche.
He did.

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Post by ThunderAggie » March 27th, 2021, 12:22 pm

Smith leaving for Utah is like a girlfriend dumping you for your brother. And a brother you really don't like.



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Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 27th, 2021, 12:24 pm

SwaggieAggie wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 12:19 pm
TrueBlueAggie123 wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 12:16 pm
He also mentioned how he knows basketball fans in the state love the rivalries and that he wants to keep the series going with BYU, but says they won’t play other in state teams unless it makes sense in terms of making it to the tournament.
Wow, he really said that? I couldn’t stomach to turn on the interview and hear him talk so I’ve been getting updates from here and social media.

What a douche.
Yeah that is really bad. The only thing positive about Smith going there was he would at least have respect for USU, but he doesn't even have that.



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Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 27th, 2021, 12:25 pm

bpd wrote:
March 27th, 2021, 12:18 pm
I don't think he looks awkward or low energy, it's just a covid presser.

The thing I don't get is that he met with the Utah players and watched Utah film this morning, but couldn't meet with Utah State players. What a D bag.
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