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    Quote Originally Posted by BullochHLN View Post
    So 10 years ago was one of the craziest moments I've had in 28 years of covering GA Southern. We shot the coaches show with Hatcher after the game. Then we were told by the media relations director to stay where we were as Sam Baker needed to talk with Hatcher downstairs alone. At the time there were much more rumors that Baker would be fired than Hatcher would be fired. While I was lugging the equipment up the hill after we were allowed to go I got a text saying Hatcher was fired, and a press conference would be held in the stadium press box. I remember asking Baker why exactly Hatcher was let go and out of the shadows comes our 6-8 president who says he wants to answer that question. He then says we should be able to recruit athletes who are smart and athletic at GA Southern, which shined a light on what we had all suspected which was Grube was pissed that some of the recruits Hatcher took a chance on flunked out or left the team which hurt our APR. That was one crazy night. I still think Hatcher is a good coach, but the change was good, and Monken got us back to where we were running an offense that had proven to be successful.
    I had to sit in the Bishop Building watching them as he filmed the coach's show, having just been told that he was going to be fired immediately after. That was super awkward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullochHLN View Post
    So 10 years ago was one of the craziest moments I've had in 28 years of covering GA Southern. We shot the coaches show with Hatcher after the game. Then we were told by the media relations director to stay where we were as Sam Baker needed to talk with Hatcher downstairs alone. At the time there were much more rumors that Baker would be fired than Hatcher would be fired. While I was lugging the equipment up the hill after we were allowed to go I got a text saying Hatcher was fired, and a press conference would be held in the stadium press box. I remember asking Baker why exactly Hatcher was let go and out of the shadows comes our 6-8 president who says he wants to answer that question. He then says we should be able to recruit athletes who are smart and athletic at GA Southern, which shined a light on what we had all suspected which was Grube was pissed that some of the recruits Hatcher took a chance on flunked out or left the team which hurt our APR. That was one crazy night. I still think Hatcher is a good coach, but the change was good, and Monken got us back to where we were running an offense that had proven to be successful.
    My opinion of Grube has not changed over the years. Heís still a pos. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchdown View Post
    I don't know, but the returning to the flex part sounds good to me.
    It's usually followed by an incredible winning %, multiple conference titles, and unprecedented post season results.
    Sounds good to me. I am starting to think the sole reason I finished my degree at Southern and became a fan was the ol flexbone offense and the fun we had in I-AA.

    There've been good times since then, but nothing has come as close to being as much fun as back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BullochHLN View Post
    So 10 years ago was one of the craziest moments I've had in 28 years of covering GA Southern. We shot the coaches show with Hatcher after the game. Then we were told by the media relations director to stay where we were as Sam Baker needed to talk with Hatcher downstairs alone. At the time there were much more rumors that Baker would be fired than Hatcher would be fired. While I was lugging the equipment up the hill after we were allowed to go I got a text saying Hatcher was fired, and a press conference would be held in the stadium press box. I remember asking Baker why exactly Hatcher was let go and out of the shadows comes our 6-8 president who says he wants to answer that question. He then says we should be able to recruit athletes who are smart and athletic at GA Southern, which shined a light on what we had all suspected which was Grube was pissed that some of the recruits Hatcher took a chance on flunked out or left the team which hurt our APR. That was one crazy night. I still think Hatcher is a good coach, but the change was good, and Monken got us back to where we were running an offense that had proven to be successful.
    Hatcher is I believe a genuinely nice man and a good football coach, but that offense wasn't easy to watch.

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    And the current offense is? Having set that noth8I hated more than seeing our QB going two for three on a possession, then punting on 4th and 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Roger Inman View Post
    And the current offense is? Having set that noth8I hated more than seeing our QB going two for three on a possession, then punting on 4th and 7.
    We had 400+ yards of offense last night, scored 33 points (31 on offense). lol

    What I want to see is we need to be what App is right now. Multiple conference championships, 10+ win seasons yearly, winning our bowl games, finish the season in ranked in the AP and CFP.
    No longer eating crow for saying "The TO is gone get over it!!"

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    They have lost 3 games this year I believe, and no one even talks about them anymore. They also beat the great willie quitz yesterday in the road.

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    Chad is trying to turn around GS from one of its lowest times. But people like you give zero credit when good things happen, just speak your mind when things are going well, or they donít do it they way you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bplanken View Post
    Chad is trying to turn around GS from one of its lowest times. But people like you give zero credit when good things happen, just speak your mind when things are going well, or they donít do it they way you want.
    Who are you talking to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDC325 View Post
    He has not figured out the quote function, appears he is a newbie.
    not a newbie, I just never post. Itís keep out of pointless debates with people that think they know everything about football, or how we would be so much better if we wore a different helmet or ran a different offense. Or the people that have been from the beginning, and think they are better/have more right to speak their mind because they watched GS play football at Womack Field or they went to K-Mart and bought a football for the team

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