Post by Aggie Monster on Nov 12, 2007 17:45:53 GMT -5
What kind of respect are we going to get for not firing a man that goes 0-22 his first 2 years?
Every non-aggie I talk to is expecting this guy to be gone after the final whistle has blown this year. They say stuff like "He definitely out of there after this year right", "man, the aggie faithful going to stand for 2 winless seasons?", or "Yall fired hayes for way less than that."
If they dont fire this man Aggie football will be looked at as a joke among the masses. The A&T swagger will be dead in everyone's eyes but Aggies. People will laugh when you yell "Aggie Pride". Winston dudes will steal A&T's women, LOL. Yall get my point.
Yep. We need stability. Scandret on a short leash along with making Hayes a Bobby Bowden type figureheade coach would have done wonders. The basketetball coaching hire after Capel left should have been Joyner or someone local, not TEXAS!
Hell, not firing a whole lot of people is detrimental to the school in my opinion.
But to play the devil's advocate (as I do so well), when Fobbs is accepting the coach of the year award next year how will people feel?
I mean, I know how I'll feel, but how will the outsiders feel? I will know that he only won because his squad was full of seniors that had got their heads busted in enough times to know not to listen to their coach anymore.
Most likely all he has to do to win coach of the year is win five games. He should've won that many this year.
I just hope nobody is foolish enough to sign him to an extension for winning next year. Let him roll out the year after with his losing record.
Aggielaw's post is on pernt. Of course hindsight is usually 20/20.
What I witnessed yesteday was shameful. For all practical purposes we might as well have been playing USC or Florida State. That's how pitiful we looked against SCSU! We'll win two or three games next year and finish close in two or three more, but is that good enough? On second though I'm not even sure we'll win a game next season. It's time to make a change or we're staring 0-33 in the face!
Get rid of DT and let the next AD see what changes need to be made. Put coaches back in the classroom if we need to stretch the dollar, and get an OC to give the team a boost. Fobbs signed a $165k a year contract; man he negotiated almost a million dollar deal.
Question: Did Fobbs sign a 4 or 5 year contract?
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2007 14:58:20 GMT -5 by Trueaggie
If any of the a$$holes in the athletic department are still reading this, Mo Forte will be available in the next day or two and I'm sure he'd be willing to come back and SHOW YOUR HEAD COACH HOW TO DO HIS JOB for less than you will try to overpay him.
By Mike Marzelli/OF THE COMMERCIAL STAFF Saturday, November 17, 2007 10:49 PM CST
HOUSTON — The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff will fire football coach Mo Forte on Monday and will buy out the remaining year on his contract, sources close to the UAPB athletic department confirmed Saturday.
Forte is due approximately $120,000 for 2008 under a contract extension he signed in the off-season — money that will cost the university a salaried assistant coach next season and force whoever succeeds Forte to also serve as offensive or defensive coordinator until 2009.
UAPB Athletic Director Skip Perkins is expected to begin a national search for a replacement immediately, although current Golden Lions Defensive Coordinator Monte Coleman has been identified as a strong early candidate for the job.
UAPB has declined comment on its coaching situation until Monday.
Forte was also reluctant to discuss his status after the Lions' 20-10 season-ending win over Texas Southern Saturday. He has yet to receive any communication from Perkins or Chancellor Lawrence Davis about his future.
“I don't have any reaction because they haven't fired me yet,” Forte said. “I really shouldn't say things that are the truth because it's really not appropriate at this time because there hasn't been anything done yet.
“Everybody says they're going to fire me. If they fire me, they fire me. I really don't have anything to say beyond that at this point.”
In four seasons at UAPB, Forte went 21-22 and led the Golden Lions to a school-record seven straight victories and their first Southwestern Athletic Conference Western Division title in 2006 before stumbling through a rocky 4-7 season this year.
His two best seasons in Pine Bluff — a 6-3 mark in 2004 and last year's 8-4 campaign — are UAPB's two most successful seasons since 1998.
“If this is my last game here, I'm going to leave knowing my staff and I coached as hard as we could and my teams played as hard as they could and we got what we got,” Forte said. “We got some good football players here and the makings of a really great team and our past success speaks for itself and the job we've done.
“Whatever decision they feel they want to make is the one they're going to make so I really don't have anything beyond that.”
Forte coached his final game as head coach of the Golden Lions from the sidelines at Texas Southern's Alexander Durley Stadium after coaching the previous seven games of this season and the final eight games of 2006 from the press box.
Following the game he waited outside the visiting locker room to greet each player individually, embracing many of them while offering his appreciation for their efforts.
UAPB's players have declined to discuss their coach's status, but the moment had the appearance of a farewell for both players and coach.
“I love this team and these guys,” Forte said. “Whatever happens, I'll never forget how they fought for me every year I've been here.”