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  • Fire coach o


    I knew Joby....quite well. Yes, after one particularly bad performance by the team, he put them back on the Millett floor after Millett had cleared out for a late-night practice. Maybe today, that's against the rules (as I'm clearly not an NCAA compliance specialist).
    Joby and I spoke many times; he and his wife were guests in my home....and he conducted himself well in a large group setting I organized around them. (He told me that, after being in Oxford for almost three years, I was the first white person to invite him/them to their home....something that hit me pretty hard).
    Anyway, Joby knew that I was also close to R C Johnson and many of his calls to me involved asking if I could talk to R C on his behalf and see if Miami couldn't find a bit more money for him and his family (he had four children). He left Miami to take the head coaching job at Wyoming, solely because they offered him more money....and that was a key motivator for him.

    Years later, after he left Wyoming, we had dinner together in Cincinnati and he joked that, as it turned out, he was the biggest (as in height) black man in the state of Wyoming. He also asked if I knew anyone who wanted to buy his home in Wyoming...and he shared the pictures with me. At that time, as I recall, he was coaching a minor league basketball team (I think in Cincinnati....but I had already relocated out west).


    I wish he never left. He could have found great success at Miami.


    I had always heard he was invited to leave after directing some comments toward the women's  team.


    Wasn’t it on a shared bus ride home after an away double header which the women won and the men lost? That’s my recollection of the circumstances.
    I remember a story about Joby throwing a roll of toilet paper at Jamie Mercurio on a bus ride and telling him to “wipe” (due to his crappy play), but not sure if it was the same bus ride.
    digitalhawk
  • Guess I'll start the game thread (NIU @ MU)

    Today was One Miami day. The crowd number is legit.
    papagrande
  • Fire coach o

    Side note: I remember that NIT run..as I recall in the quarterfinals Georgetown was either on break or for some reason their arena was unavailable, and instead of letting us host (which would have resulted in a big Miami crowd no doubt back in those years), they played the game at George Mason (I think) in front of a small crowd ‘cause NIT wanted a Georgetown win. They did not want them to play in front of a Miami home crowd where in retrospect we probably would have won.

    That’s the way I remember it also. We we’re screwed.




    A very young Sackster made that road trip to Fairfax with his dad and uncles. Cool story bro! It's fun to remember when this program would strive for the postseason.
    Whoa there buddy. You’re talking about a team that held vaunted Campbell under 100 points in the first round of the 2018 CBI.
    QuinoaburgerRe6H5wkThe_Sackman
  • Hockey hosts Western Michigan this weekend

    Why Western 2-0

    Miami had about 4 straight minutes of offensive zone time but could only get a couple good looks.
    19goSkins
  • Fire coach o

    Since everyone loves to bring up how well football performs against MAC counterparts--

    We are 5-15 in our last 20 MAC games;  3-12 in our last 15
    skin66Nickskin
  • Fire coach o

    From the Miami Student after the OU loss, Jack offers some specifics:

    “We’ve just got to get better. We have to get better and stay the course, and obviously, we have to play with confidence,” Owens said. “No one likes going through what we’re going through, but this is part of it. All I know is, we have to keep working, and get better and keep doing our job.”
    On this date last year, we were 5-6 in the MAC. This year, with an extremely similar and more experienced lineup, 2-9.  

    I know someone who isn't doing their job, Jack.


    The honorable thing for him to do is tender his resignation after the season and go back and continue his coaching education elsewhere.
    And give back his money.
    agcdave67QuinoaburgerDICK
  • Fire coach o

    From the Miami Student after the OU loss, Jack offers some specifics:

    “We’ve just got to get better. We have to get better and stay the course, and obviously, we have to play with confidence,” Owens said. “No one likes going through what we’re going through, but this is part of it. All I know is, we have to keep working, and get better and keep doing our job.”
    agcskin66
  • Men host EMU at 2:00 Saturday in Millett

    Cleveland State and Miami for battle of worst in State program...I assume Clevelsnd State wins by 10 after a lead at half time by Miami.
    agc
  • Men host EMU at 2:00 Saturday in Millett

    We're only the 2nd worst team in the MAC! 

    LOVE AND HONOR!
    I possibly spoke too soon. We haven't won in almost 3 weeks and we're now dead last in the conference.
    agc
  • Miami @ BGSU (now)

    No 419 magic tonight for Brown.
    agc