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Would you prefer them go to the media or remain silent?

Don't ever take away someones voice.

I never said in any way he should remain silent.
CDUB98
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Dan Scott
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I don't know who mentioned physical abuse on here about Fran, but I never heard that. I just heard about the overall treatment. Glad I played for Slocum.


So how were you mistreated?
czar_iv
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If Fran mistreated people I don't think we should all find out via facebook or twitter.
otherwise you would not know ...
Ragoo
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You think the AD would make it public information?

reporting it somewhere where you will not be heard is the same thing as remaining silent.
Texags is garbage
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otherwise you would not know ...

So you're saying facebook/twitter are the only ways to find out stuff like this?

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Arnie Grape
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So how were you mistreated?

Learn to read, genius.
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I was behind Fran the first year until I started hearing how he treated the players from my friends
Terence Kitchens
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I wasn't, I didn't play for Fran. Slocum treated us fairly and with respect.

CDUB98
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for us, yes
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You think the AD would make it public information?

How do you know this?
Dan Scott
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Then how did they say they were mistreated?
Quantum ace
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No son, all we said is that it was stupid to say we should not here about it from twitter/facebook. No one ever said it was the only place we should hear about it from.

Logic is not a strength for you, is it son?
Quantum ace
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You think the AD would make it public information?



How do you know this?



Well how do you know he didnt tell the AD first? You dont, so stfu.
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None of us know lol. I think that if enough players come to the AD he has no other choice but to act on the situation.

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rtrd
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Good thing A&M doesn't have a history of coaches mistreating players.
nai06
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whatever was posted in the OP is blocked.

can anyone fill me in?
Quantum ace
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Terrence Murphy- It is amazing that two coaches in the Big 12 are getting negative press for mis-treating players on their football teams. WOW, Coach Fran treated players at A&M like this the day he arrived at A&M. Now that I am a man, looking back it hurts my heart to know how many of my teammates will never come back to A&M because o...f those antics, and how many kid's life was altered because of it...
Guess it did not happen to a football legend's son, so it was ignored. ESPN brought back bad memories. One love old teammates, you know I keep it real, regardless. I fault myself for not stepping up as the leader of the team and saying something.
CDUB98
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nai, go see AO.
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i hate to hear that Fran was that way and that it has shaded some players' feelings about the school overall.

striking how Bear Bryant was as bad or worse (from reading Junction Boys) yet those players gelled because of it and loved the school (presumably)
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Terrence,

Thanks for posting. Takes big rocks to publicly reveal yourself as a former player in this forum.

This is currently being discussed on another thread on this forum, and I was hoping that you could weigh in on the topic. Obviously, there has been much discussion over the last 18 hours about our special teams play. How much of "special teams" is coachable, and what can be done to improve special teams play in general? As far as punters and kickers, how much of the performance is inate ability and how much can be coached? I would never ask you to publicly say anything bad about a coach or a player, so please don't think that I am doing that with this question. I do not expect nor want an indictment from you on what player X or coach Y should've or could've done. Just interested on your input on a phase of the game that I know very little about. Thanks.
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my bad, confusion on my part

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Staff, can we get tkitchens an AgTag and a number button?
czar_iv
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So you're saying facebook/twitter are the only ways to find out stuff like this?
Yes, unless you are a personal friend of someone in the program. Hell, you want T-Murph to stop by your house and let you know what happen with Fran 4 years ago.
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Staff, can we get tkitchens an AgTag and a number button?


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ArmyDoc
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Was that "srsly" to me?

If so then, yes, seriously. I don't know about coaching or playing special teams and I think that a former player on said special teams could weigh in on the subject.
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The issue with Fran doesn't sound like it is about physical abuse. Its sounds like it was about RESPECT. You can get your point across to players without being physically or verbally abusive.

Do coaches lose their cool sometimes and "verbally abuse" a player? Sure. Should it be accepted as if there is nothing wrong with that? Not necessarily. Should it be encouraged? No. However, once it becomes a constant, and not random incidents, then you have a problem. Unfortunately, when you are winning, this type of unnecessary behavior is tolerated.

Coaches are supposed to win, no doubt about that. However, as educators, part of a coach's responsibility is to make men out of young adults. Part of doing so is showing respect to these young adults and teaching them to respect others. Coaches who win and respect their players are your real winners, and probably hard to find. You can be the greatest coach, teacher, boss, etc in the world, but if those individuals you are responsible for do not respect you, you will not receive the desired results. Sounds like that was the problem with Fran.

Appears as though Fran painted an outside image of team unity, but inside the program he was not doing his part to unify the team where and when it mattered. I sat in front of a former player at the Indy Bowl and heard similar things from him.
TOUCHDOWN!
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Jesus tap-dancing Christ, half of the people on this thread have the reading comprehension level of a second grader.
rtrd
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When a coach yells, it hurts my feelings.
Terence Kitchens
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Thanks.

First, I don't want to get on here and say things I won't stand behind. When I post, I mean what I say and my name is with it.

On your special teams question, I have no comment.....

Seriously, I don't want to comment on it here out of respect for the guys on the team and coaches. Wouldn't want it done to me.
McInnis 03
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What are you talking about? The whole team went to see "Miracle" together, it was a great chemistry builder.
Arnie Grape
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And don't forget the wrist bands!
rtrd
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Water Balloon Fights!
ArmyDoc
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I understand, and I respect your decision. honestly, I didn't want you to comment on anyone by name or even about our current players. I just honestly don't know if a kicker or a punter can be "coached up." I can't kick a ball. That is a fact. I can't coach football. In fact, a monkey drawing X's and O's in his own feces on the ground would probably have a better chance of writing out a coherent play than I would. I was wondering if a guy like me, someone with little or no innate ability could be taught to kick a ball (not ike record setting kicks or anything, but just kick in general). However, after writing that out I can see how you answering it could be read as a slam on the program no matter how you answer it, so, strike it from the record.
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Thanks for your comments Mr. Kitchens. Thanks for your time at Texas A&M.
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