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"People see BYU as a Power Five team" states Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy. "That logo. You would too, right?"
I always saw them as the 2nd or 3rd best basketball team in the WCC.
Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh would have, "Lost confidence in his ability to command".
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I had not heard about the not guilty plea until you mentioned it
I did read the police statement in yesterday’s Spokesman-Review and it had painted a pretty unflattering picture of the stop. I know it’s standard procedure for anyone with access to a decent lawyer to plead not guilty and work to get the charges reduced, but I guess I naively hoped Few was above it.
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Even if he doesn’t have any family or personal problems, his day-to-day pressures must be enormous. From Cinderella to anything less than a Final Four is a failure with a National Championship being the expectation has got to be daunting. Especially without the help of his right-hand man for so many years. With that said, it may be as simple as a guy who rarely drinks having a couple too many on Labor Day and the liquid courage caused a momentary lapse of reason (always wanted to get the title of a Pink Floyd album in a post).
If I’ve learned anything about GU basketball by following the closely for the past couple of decades, is Mark Few can be his own toughest critic. He knows he embarrassed himself, his team and the university. I wouldn’t be surprised if he helps formulate his own punishment and he’s not easy on himself.
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Hell, I heard he was using the high octane premium without ethanol
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I too am disapointed and the circumstances I do know are disturbing, at least to me
According to a report I saw on the local news, he was stopped about two blocks north of Coeur D’Alene High School in a residential area. The report said someone called local police stating his vehicle was driving erratically and speeding. I wouldn’t think anymore detail will be released.
I’ve not only admired his team-building and coaching prowess, but also the little I know of his personal life. He’s such a great asset to our community; Coaches vs. Cancer, Ronald McDonald House fund raising, team visits to local hospitals and his work with local kids. My hope is he makes a statement of contrition, accepts responsibility for his mistake, does his punishment, never does it again and we all move on.
My wife asked if he spent the night in jail and I told her I’m sure someone picked him up. To bad he wasn’t picked up two hours earlier.