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TexanSam
01-11-2007, 11:24 PM
He's leaving Rice after one year to become the head coach at Tulsa after Steve Kragthorpe left for Louisville. What a great season for Rice and now the head coach leaves after one season. What a bummer. I wonder if Major Applewhite will get the HC job now.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/4465079.html

gwallaia
01-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Low class move.

http://www.khou.com/sports/college/stories/khou070109_cc_grahamcontract.2409b827.html

dirty steve
01-11-2007, 11:51 PM
extensions for coaches in college football are a joke. i wonder if it was a yearning to return to Tulsa or a money issue.

Koolaid Time
01-12-2007, 12:01 AM
Low class move.

http://www.khou.com/sports/college/stories/khou070109_cc_grahamcontract.2409b827.html

And reports say Graham signed a contract extension a couple of days ago...

http://www.khou.com/sports/college/stories/khou070109_cc_grahamcontract.2409b827.html

Scumbag

Koolaid Time
01-12-2007, 12:49 AM
Rice fans have lots of comments about Todd Graham

http://www.ncaabbs.com/forums/cusa/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=29

Hervoyel
01-12-2007, 12:56 AM
I do not think this was the right thing to do. Sometimes there's a job out there that you very much want but the timing ends up being wrong. To leave Rice at this point (particularly if the reports of his signing an extension are true) is IMO wrong.

TexanSam
01-12-2007, 01:01 AM
Nick Saban has company.

Yankee_In_TX
01-12-2007, 01:15 AM
Hopefully colleges will start using non-compete clauses and stop acting so desperate to get coaches.

In defense of Saban "well, if you want him that bad, you won't put it in his contract."

Whatever. All over college and pro sports, greedy @%$#.

Toro
01-12-2007, 04:03 AM
It's a sad state of affairs when now a days, coaches find the need to jump while their value is high, or that they SHOULD be in that kind of predicament.

No loyalty these days.. From either the schools/teams or the coaches themselves.

Heywood
01-12-2007, 07:01 AM
but don't give the players a stipend, of course- that would be "greedy" and would take away from what college football is really all about.

right, bubbas?

thetexanator
01-12-2007, 10:01 AM
man that guy is a piece of work. that program is on the upswing and now they get their legs cut off. one thing though, i hope it was a money thing and rice didnt match it, that would be somewhat more justifiable than just going back to TULSA which has what over rice?

WWJD
01-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Guess he's still mad about that bowl game.

Chicagotexan1
01-12-2007, 10:42 AM
but don't give the players a stipend, of course- that would be "greedy" and would take away from what college football is really all about.

right, bubbas?

right bruthas.

Chicagotexan1
01-12-2007, 10:43 AM
Rice, consider yourself Sabaned.

Koolaid Time
01-12-2007, 10:50 AM
man that guy is a piece of work. that program is on the upswing and now they get their legs cut off. one thing though, i hope it was a money thing and rice didnt match it, that would be somewhat more justifiable than just going back to TULSA which has what over rice?

$1.1 million a year for EIGHT (8) years...

No way Rice would match that money. Thats way more than they paid Rick Smalley, who won a Nobel Prize while at Rice.

thetexanator
01-12-2007, 10:50 AM
id say this is worse than saban. the guy wasnt cutting it in the nfl and got offered a s load of cash.

this guy went from rice to tulsa. id say theyre pretty comparable programs.

Lucky
01-12-2007, 12:24 PM
but don't give the players a stipend, of course- that would be "greedy" and would take away from what college football is really all about.
Don't allow them to transfer, either. Without wasting a year of eligibility.

Heywood
01-12-2007, 05:03 PM
Don't allow them to transfer, either. Without wasting a year of eligibility.

OMG that is like 10 times as relevant. really great comment.

coaches who bail on a signed contract should be forced to hold a clipboard only their first year.

Errant Hothy
01-12-2007, 05:07 PM
id say this is worse than saban. the guy wasnt cutting it in the nfl and got offered a s load of cash.

this guy went from rice to tulsa. id say theyre pretty comparable programs.


Except Tulsa goes to a bowl gme about every 5 years instead of every 60 years. Yeah, but other then that the are very much the same...no wait no is a state school while the other is an Ivy league caliber university.

But I still think it was a crap move by Graham, and hope he fails next year.

Texans Horror
01-13-2007, 06:17 PM
Rice, consider yourself Sabaned.
In more ways than one. Major Applewhite, former Rice OC, has joined Saban at Alabama.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/ncaa/01/13/bc.fbc.alabama.applewhite.ap/index.html

id say this is worse than saban. the guy wasnt cutting it in the nfl and got offered a s load of cash.

this guy went from rice to tulsa. id say theyre pretty comparable programs.

Good luck to Applewhite. His position hasn't been posted, but man is he moving up the chain. There is a big difference between Rice and Bama.

gwallaia
01-13-2007, 11:37 PM
Atleast the MOB will have some fresh material to work with when Tulsa plays at Rice next season.

AndreRulz
01-15-2007, 08:19 AM
applewhite should be the new coach.
heck he still could play

jdog
01-15-2007, 10:38 AM
Except Tulsa goes to a bowl gme about every 5 years instead of every 60 years. Yeah, but other then that the are very much the same...no wait no is a state school while the other is an Ivy league caliber university.

But I still think it was a crap move by Graham, and hope he fails next year.

Tulsa isn't a state school.

yourfavoritetexan42
01-29-2007, 11:32 AM
Low class move... one of my good friends (kicker clark fangmier) was guaranteed a scholarship by Graham, now that he is gone, my friend is worried about his scholarship. Hopefully they realize how much clark did for them this past year and give him his MUCH deserved scholarship