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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by novagator, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. novagator

    novagator Senior

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    Not seeing anything on the board about the recent developments of Durkins culture at Maryland.
     
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  2. MelBeachGator

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    ok, so um expound?
     
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  3. novagator

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    Sorry was going to post a link but ESPN just released an investigative piece about the culture that lead to the death of an O lineman back in June.
     
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    Died of heatstroke Temp at 106* at time of death.
    School investigation report will be released in Sept.
     
  5. gator_n_sc

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  6. GolphinGator

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    Read that story a few minutes ago and it does not look good for Durkin or Maryland football.
     
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  7. GatorHighlights

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    Was wondering if this was going to be posted here as I just finished reading it on ESPN app.

    Yikes.

    I've lived in Maryland and have been in the DC area for 20 years minus the time in Gainesville so the Terps have always been my second team. I go to a couple Maryland games a year with buddies who went there. I've always talked up Durkin but this sounds messed up.

    It reeks of the try-hard, tough-guy-coach nonsense. Instead of teaching, the staff sounds more interested in mocking mistakes as a means of motivation. That's amateur hour s**t and it's not going to work.

    Coincidentally, I may be heading to the Maryland Texas game, so I may potentially see how well this whole high school approach is working out. I'm pretty sure I know what it'll look like.
     
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  8. evermoresg

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    His Champions Club scheme is the same crap that Urban pulled here that led to our toxic locker room culture
     
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  9. gator_n_sc

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    I think I've read it was referred to as "circle of trust" or something to that extent.
     
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  10. GatorSean

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    Uh... Mullen is doing the exact same thing here.

    All the Champions Club does is hold players accountable and rewards the players who do things right--on and off the field. It hardly results in a 'toxic' locker room.

    What led to our problems was a HC that MIA for about 2 years. By the end of 2009 he didn't even know who was in the Champions Club.
     
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  11. AUTigerGrad

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    That article definitely doesn't look good for Durkin and Co.

    Ironically, Byron Cowart left AU because he felt he was being ridden too hard by Rodney Garner and buried on the depth chart behind Marlon Davidson, Nick Coe, etc. so he transferred to.... ...Maryland. Feel bad for the kid as well as the other kids there. There is a difference between being tough and being abusive. Scott Frost has the right idea when it comes teaching kids.
     
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  12. 1big_mfer

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    None of this surprises me. He was a total POS when he was here and the players hated him. Couldn’t believe he got a HC job
     
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    Athletic director Damon Evans informed the team Saturday that head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson, director of athletic training Steve Nordwall, and Rick Court, Maryland's assistant athletics director for sports performance, were placed on administrative leave, according to people at the meeting.

    Maryland said Friday that it had placed members of its athletics staff on administrative leave pending an external review but did not specify the employees. Robinson has been Maryland's head football athletic trainer since 2006. Nordwall joined Maryland in 2014 and oversees health care services for all of the school's student-athletes. Court was the first staff hire when D.J. Durkin became Maryland's head coach in 2015.

    Sources: Terps trainers, strength coach on leave
     
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  15. bionicgator

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    Apparently Chimp is blowing a gasket about this story calling the anonymous sources "gutless".
     
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    Man it’s been a rough couple months for parts of the Meyer coaching tree. First Urban at OSU with the domestic abuse issues and now Durkin at Maryland. Then I saw something today that suggested that Tom Herman tipped off McMurphy about the Urban story, supposedly because he wants the OSU job.
     
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  18. swampgas44

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    Coaching tree suffering from rot just underneath the "bark".
     
  19. exiledgator

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    Herman rumor seems to be untrue
     
  20. GatorHighlights

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    Durkin made his own decisions but the coincidence of Meyer and he being placed on leave at the same time at two different programs...