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    I'm about the bring up a subject that is sure to divide this forum. Or maybe I'm way off base and the entire board with turn on me. Either way, I think it needs to be discussed.

    Does Coach Robe want to be a baseball coach or a life coach? DO NOT get me wrong. I appreciate that he runs a clean program and does produce great men. I am not asking to give me wins at the cost of reading about our players in newspaper articles not about a game. I just read his postgame comments and feel like he is just unaffected by losses. I want a coach that is mad that our offense was one of the worst in the country. I want a coach that is mad that we gave away a handful of games that would have made us a lock for postseason. I want a coach that is mad that we only scored 2 runs in 16 innings when our backs were against the wall. All too often it seems that his response to losses is overly philosophical feel good speeches.

    Coach Robe is a good coach. He has done great things for this program. It has just become a frustration point for me the last couple of years and I'm curious of others thoughts.


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    Make no mistake. Robe is ____ed. He simply wanted to convey to his guys that there is a big picture. It is not an "either/or" situation. He's both. And, he's not required to act ____ed to satisfy the fan base.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    I'm about the bring up a subject that is sure to divide this forum. Or maybe I'm way off base and the entire board with turn on me. Either way, I think it needs to be discussed.

    Does Coach Robe want to be a baseball coach or a life coach? DO NOT get me wrong. I appreciate that he runs a clean program and does produce great men. I am not asking to give me wins at the cost of reading about our players in newspaper articles not about a game. I just read his postgame comments and feel like he is just unaffected by losses. I want a coach that is mad that our offense was one of the worst in the country. I want a coach that is mad that we gave away a handful of games that would have made us a lock for postseason. I want a coach that is mad that we only scored 2 runs in 16 innings when our backs were against the wall. All too often it seems that his response to losses is overly philosophical feel good speeches.

    Coach Robe is a good coach. He has done great things for this program. It has just become a frustration point for me the last couple of years and I'm curious of others thoughts.
    I think you have a valid concern/discussion...but is the time & place to get pezzed off and embarrass your players after the final game of the season?...I really don't think he will go into next season acting like everyone is smelling roses...

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    If you're questioning whether or not Robe is competitive, you've never been around the man, or his family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Make no mistake. Robe is ____ed. He simply wanted to convey to his guys that there is a big picture. It is not an "either/or" situation. He's both. And, he's not required to act ____ed to satisfy the fan base.
    Rob's philosophy with his athletes has always been the same and his won a lot of games. I hope he is ____ed because changes are needed. I don't have the answers, but he does soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    I think you have a valid concern/discussion...but is the time & place to get pezzed off and embarrass your players after the final game of the season?...I really don't think he will go into next season acting like everyone is smelling roses...
    I don't expect him to berate his players. There's nothing wrong with pointing out some of the glaring issues that we need to correct for next year while still conveying the "big picture" stuff. Too many postgame interviews this year seemed to be avoiding the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJUNryan4 View Post
    If you're questioning whether or not Robe is competitive, you've never been around the man, or his family.
    I've been around him and his family enough. I know he's competitive.

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    Matt Deggs does the same thing, focusing on making boys to men. Is he not a good baseball coach? Is Deggs simply a life coach? I say no. You have two leaders of young men teaching men how to play ball and guiding them through life at the same time. One does not take away from the other.

    Go to Napier's Twitter. Tons of life improving thought provoking quotes that having nothing to do with football on the surface. To have successful players you need complete people, at least in the opinion of many successful coaches.

    In short, I don't think any of our players are missing out on baseball coaching or instruction with Robe's approach.


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    Let's see if he retains Talbot. If Talbot is back next year, I'll listen to the Robe criticism.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Make no mistake. Robe is ____ed. He simply wanted to convey to his guys that there is a big picture. It is not an "either/or" situation. He's both. And, he's not required to act ____ed to satisfy the fan base.
    I don't give a darn how he acts.....fix it. We'll be in the stands regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    I don't give a darn how he acts.....fix it.
    Kind of my feeling, but with the recent trend, I'd like some kind of indication that he is attempting to do that.

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    I had this same thought process. I've always hated when coaches say, "I'm here to make these boys men." No sir. You're there to win baseball games. It is not the coach's job to teach life lessons. Now don't get this twisted, I believe sports are the best way for a young kid/adult to learn some things about life. But I've never bought in to the whole thing of coaches being there to turn the players into men. That's not your job. That is the job of the player's parents. Your job is to win baseball games. And if you can't do that, then you shouldn't be a baseball coach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainDew View Post
    I had this same thought process. I've always hated when coaches say, "I'm here to make these boys men." No sir. You're there to win baseball games. It is not the coach's job to teach life lessons. Now don't get this twisted, I believe sports are the best way for a young kid/adult to learn some things about life. But I've never bought in to the whole thing of coaches being there to turn the players into men. That's not your job. That is the job of the player's parents. Your job is to win baseball games. And if you can't do that, then you shouldn't be a baseball coach.
    But see, it is the philosophy to take a bunch of kids and turn them into men precisely because it will make them a better baseball team and win more games. And a college coaches job is not only to win games but to run a clean program, and develope young men to transition to the next phase of their lives. You are thinking of professional sports.

    As a parent I would hope my son's coaches at every level help develope him into a man. A mature adult who is disciplined, selfless, responsible, and accountable. Because that will make him better at whatever he does, including baseball. It's my job to do that too, but I would hope every authority figure in his life would contribute to that process. I would rather my son play for that guy than the guy who doesn't care about him, only winning. Robe's approach is better for recruiting too if parents and their kids think the same as me. It all goes hand in hand with running a successful program.

    With your preferred approach you have a bunch of immature individuals who don't end up caring much about winning ultimately. They are selfish and don't play as a team, which leads to losing. For a reference, go look at most minor league teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRage View Post
    Kind of my feeling, but with the recent trend, I'd like some kind of indication that he is attempting to do that.
    I've know Robe a long time ....I expect he'll get it done....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rougarou View Post
    But see, it is the philosophy to take a bunch of kids and turn them into men precisely because it will make them a better baseball team and win more games. And a college coaches job is not only to win games but to run a clean program, and develope young men to transition to the next phase of their lives. You are thinking of professional sports.

    As a parent I would hope my son's coaches at every level help develope him into a man. A mature adult who is disciplined, selfless, responsible, and accountable. Because that will make him better at whatever he does, including baseball. It's my job to do that too, but I would hope every authority figure in his life would contribute to that process. I would rather my son play for that guy than the guy who doesn't care about him, only winning. Robe's approach is better for recruiting too if parents and their kids think the same as me. It all goes hand in hand with running a successful program.

    With your preferred approach you have a bunch of immature individuals who don't end up caring much about winning ultimately. They are selfish and don't play as a team, which leads to losing. For a reference, go look at most minor league teams.
    Good reply to an absolutely moronic thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Good reply to an absolutely moronic thread.
    Glad you can keep it civil. Plenty of people have shared this opinion with me. If you don't like it, don't read.

    This team has gotten progressively worse over the last few years coming off the 2014 season. That season should have catapulted us to that next level. We didn't build a $16M stadium and put together one of the top non-conference schedules to miss post season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Good reply to an absolutely moronic thread.
    Its a vaild concern people are fearful nothing changes going into next season and we end up with the same result as the last 2 season. Going on a 3 year postseason drought woukd kill all momentum we gained in stickball

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    How do I ignore this thread?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    How do I ignore this thread?
    Another problem with the fanbase people turn a blind eye to certain coaching staffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunPride View Post
    How do I ignore this thread?
    Don't click on it.

    But back to the OP, he's not wrong in his opinion.

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