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Wake fires Manning

Postby LA_Mustang » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:05 pm

with a 15 million dollar buyout. Wake AD said they didn’t want another year of irrelevance.....

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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:11 pm

Now watch them hire Steve Forbes in which case I hope it doesn't turn out to be a woulda coulda shoulda for SMU basketball!
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby redpony » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:27 pm

gee- how interesting that some small schoolls actually step up and get rid of lazy under performers rather than let their program continue to sink into oblivion. Novel idea- maybe in the next decade or so that idea will make its way to the Dallas area.
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:41 pm

Nice to have $15 mil or whatever might have been negotiated on Manning's buyout
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby mustangxc » Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:35 pm

We should have made a change at the end of last season but since we didn’t, I’m not going to complain given what’s going on in the world right now.
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby Pony81 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:37 am

Nice to have P5 money rolling so you have the funds to pay a $15MM buyout rather than rely on the generosity of a major donor.
That’s the reality not our “ unwillingness “ to take action.
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby Dukie » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:08 am

Wake should have gotten rid of Manning earlier, they were also waiting on a lower buyout, just like SMU (but admittedly at a different $ level).
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby EastStang » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:35 am

Funny thing is that every year, several excellent coaches are on the street or up and comers. Either they get dumped by the NBA or dumped by colleges. So, next year there will be another crop that may be more attractive than this year's crop.
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby CA Mustang » Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:21 pm

Pony81 wrote:Nice to have P5 money rolling so you have the funds to pay a $15MM buyout rather than rely on the generosity of a major donor.
That’s the reality not our “ unwillingness “ to take action.

Considering they just had their other coaches take a pay cut, their funds aren't unlimited. https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.c ... k-pay-cut/
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Re: Wake fires Manning

Postby Charleston Pony » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:17 pm

Will be interesting to see how Forbes does. I hope we don't regret going after him

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