I can't say I am too surprised by this type of behavior out of her...
I agree. I can't think of another coach that would have even have the balls to pull this stuff.
Sullivan told the six girls that she would not have recruited them and that is why they were being let go. Yet she DID recruit Morgan Harvey when Sullivan was at Penn State and offered Harvey an 80% scholarship.
What she did to these athletes is one of the lowest things I have seen a track coach do. Pretty sad and I hope this comes back to haunt her for the future.
Why are you so vindictive towards these athletes? They would have had no idea that this could happen since there is absolutely no precedent for mass layoffs in either revenue or non-revenue sports. If you can find some evidence of this let me know.
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These young people and their parents are as much of the problem as anyone else. They are seeking the glory by going to a big time university that chooses to win at all costs. Young people better ask the question "why do certain schools always win?". Is it because of superior coaching or facilities? Sometimes. More often than not it is because of cutthroat coaches that are considered great coaches. Not necessarily a bad thing but they better understand what they are getting. I feel bad for these kids and their parents only because they are ignorant fools and have not done their homework.
Wake up people. It will only get worse in the power 5 conferences. If you do not produce early and often then your a55 will be on the chopping block. The biggest positive is that these young people are learning early what real life is about.
So every athlete at a big 5 conference schools is a fool? Is that what you are saying?
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Not at all. When you make certain choices in life then you run the risk of things happening. When athletes choose a school because it has great facilities and are a big 5 conference school then you run a higher risk of this happening. I am not surprised at all because it happens quite a bit. Not exactly as this did but in other ways.
I actually am a strong believer in being able to cut athletes and their aid if a coach can get fired for athlete behavior or performance. You should not have one without the other.
There was no behavior or performance problems. They got cut before the season even started.
Dum much wrote:
I actually am a strong believer in being able to cut athletes and their aid if a coach can get fired for athlete behavior or performance.
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There certainly could have been behavior problems. The season starting does not mean they could not have gotten in trouble, had questionable work ethics, had bad attitudes with the coaches or teammates, etc.
Two sides to every story.
While she recruited the one kid at penn state isn't it fair to assume that maybe that kid was the right kid for penn state but not for tennessee? Different programs, different levels, different expectations, different recruiting needs.
What she needed at penn state may not be what she needs at tennessee.