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I was surprised that Beatty quit football altogether. The hype on that kid seemed to indicate that he was going to be a very good player. You just never know,
Judging from how good he was supposed to look in practice prior to the Navy game, I thought he might come in against Tulane and put up a whole bunch of points like Russo did in his inaugural start at Maryland.If you have it, you have it and he did not have it. A lot of balls were thrown short and wide. Russo against Maryland hit people in stride. Beatty did not get better after that.
The Beatty Kid, just quitting and walking away ? Yes there is always a list of factors, human factors and all that. Still makes little sense. Did he do so poorly in his showing last year that he just quit ? I wonder if ‘The thrill is gone, baby the thrill is gone ‘ as those old words go ? Did the teams atmosphere do something to extinguish that thrill ?
Did the kid have a nagging injury, like many other talented kids?
Who knows, I don’t.
The injury that caused him to retire forced him out of the season so it’s likely much worse than the news reports at the time.
Our 2nd string QB (Re-al Mitchel) had to have surgery and his backup (Trad) had a career-ending injury. I won’t comment on Russo’s “covid protocols”. The 4th stringer (Duncan) was suspended the night before he was supposed to start. Can’t make this stuff up.
No excuse for Temple to ever be 1-6 and I don’t care if the top 10 starting quarterbacks go down. This is an institutional failure and those are always on the CEO. In this case the CEO is Rod Carey. He must turn that around by any means necessary.
Florida doesn’t have snow, nor does it have a tradition of underdogs, walk-ons, and second-chancers. I don’t know if Carey gets Philadelphia and heroes like Vince Papale, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Klecko, Jerry Judge, and …Sean Chandler.
You are right, Carey doesn’t get Philly. Sad, he doesn’t even realize it.
The question remains, as always, compared to what? Real insight on the truth of the matter:
IMHO Temple would be better off w/o TUFB in the current state, and predictable future, based on the set of facts.
* A Second Tier coach over his head.
* No place to play. Lurie screwed TUFB to its inevitable death.
* Polls from students, alumni, and locals are dismal. Nobody cares $$$.
* TUFB is an enigma for the BOT. They are actively seeking pain relief.
Disagree. The basketball program is so bad that Temple will be a football school soon. They will need a special section for the basketball fans with whine-leaders instead of cheerleaders.
Temple has the best facilities (by far) of any AAC school in basketball and has the program is under water. 10,006-seat arena and a $50 million practice facility. Makes you appreciate what Arians did with a rock-strewn practice field (he couldn’t even get Geasey for every practice because there were Olympic games scheduled). Many practices had to be on the grass field where the tennis pavilion is now. John Belli is right. Temple should have conducted a national search for a head basketball coach and given it to a proven head coach.
Mike your 100 per cent correct the players aren’t feeling Carey ,either am I this is john palumbo sr I watched the program from 2006 to become a more than respectful team The players from temple are all great kids I love them all What’s going on is a nightmare,to have over 10 starters who play the whole game not bench warmers leave the program is unbelievable .Pat Kraft should to arrested to give this bum yes bum ,I hope he reads this 2 million a year and 10 million buyout is criminal I can field any father who coaching pee wee football to run his special teams and do a 200 per cent better job That was his first mistake getting rid of Foley .He he stays 2 more year will b playing Bucknel and Montclair st and losing
I met you once John at the Cherry and White game and agree with everything you said. Your son was a very good player. The saddest thing about all these kids leaving is that they are good kids as well as good players, not malcontents or misfits.
John, The special teams was baffling. He knew he had serious issues two years ago w/ special teams. Serious issues. Yet, for some unknown reason did little to nothing to address the situation. If you have a business, you see a problem in sales, you fix the sales team. This guy is a Division 3 coach at best.
If you go 0-7 in Bowl games that tells me your game planning blows. It also tells me guys aren’t buying into what you are selling. They will have unfortunately a bad year and will fire Carey after the season. You feel bad for the athletes who will have had to endure his years at the helm, they don’t get those years back.
In 15 years guys will say “I was there in the Rod Carey era”, then somebody will say “sorry about that”.
Two things about Carey that jump off the charts: 1) He had non-RPO players and tried to force that system instead of tailoring the scheme to the talent; 2) The special teams were horrific his first year and, instead of firing the special teams coach (and bringing in maybe the Liberty special teams coach), he stuck with that loser. Special teams were no better Carey’s second year. He has shown no ability to improvise and adjust and that’s a minimal requirement for a CEO.