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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Ok, but he still cheated his ___ off. That was the answer to the question that was asked.

    And, I am aware the restrictions he was under. Robe was under the same when we went to Omaha. The University was paying salaries and scholarships. That was it.
    He absolutely cheated. It's much easier to run a program that is funded, than one that is not. Bo could not adjust to running a program that was not funded and where his fundraising was micromanaged.

    Coach Rob was the right man for the job, he ran the McNeese program with similar funding concerns. I don't think anyone else could have done what he has done considering the restraints at UL. And yes, he did make it to Omaha under those restraints. But he has never made it back because in large part due to the lack of funding and facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Yes, we know there was no money coming from Authement at the time. I spoke to Bo several times about helping raise money, but all of those initiatives we discussed were shot down by Doc.
    And this is where all the people who say Authement is a great guy because he put academics first just don't have a real clue about the man and what he did.

    It's one thing to say the UNIVERSITY is going to preserve its funds with tight budgets to help academics. But it's a completely different thing for a university president to not even allow or greatly restrict private funding for athletics.

    The man was a complete a-hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Bo cheated his ___ off. Had a slush fund to wind up with more on scholarship than the number allotted.
    He did the same thing that Skip Bertman did .....but got caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    He did the same thing that Skip Bertman did .....but got caught.
    That's correct, I said Smoke but it was Ole Skip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    And this is where all the people who say Authement is a great guy because he put academics first just don't have a real clue about the man and what he did.

    It's one thing to say the UNIVERSITY is going to preserve its funds with tight budgets to help academics. But it's a completely different thing for a university president to not even allow or greatly restrict private funding for athletics.

    The man was a complete a-hole.
    +10,000,000

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