Originally Posted by freshfunk
This is mudslinging based on rumors.
I doubt JT would know about it then make Tosh the fall guy.
Why? Because JT is a stand up guy and very principled. How do I know this?
Look at his history. He's so principled he makes our starting QB sit out the first quarter of the opening game of the season for missing a tutoring session. No doubt that was his call and yet more proof of how he'll stick to his guns.
That doesn't sound like the type of guy who'd shift blame to someone else on his staff.
Compare this to the position coach who left in the middle of the night and changed his tune to his recruits 180 degrees.
Base on their actions there's one person who sticks out as doing anything to win even if ethically questionable and it isn't JT.
That may be the funniest thing I've ever read on this board. Do you really think JT suspended Maynard because he missed a tutoring sessions? A few thoughts to consider:
1. More likely, Maynard was suspended because he was nearly academically ineligible or some combinantion of factors - not a single tutoring session. If that is the case, it means Tedford lied about the reason for the suspension. Is that what a "principled man of integrity" does?
2. Even if the story is accurate and Maynard was suspended for missing one tutoring session, Tedford didn't disclose that to anyone (including his own team). Is that what a "principled man of integrity" does?
3. Tedford repeatedly lies and misleads about injuries. Is that what a "principled man of integrity" does?
4. In his dealings with the media, JT can't give a straight answer. He typically acts like he doesn't understand the premises of tough questions and answers with dismissive statements like "I don't know what you mean." Either he is delusional, dumb, and/or dishonest. Take your pick, but to me it seems like the later in which case he is not as principled as you suggest.
5. With regard to Tosh, the way he left is indefensible. However that fact that Tosh lacks integrity doesn't mean that Tedford has integrity. If you look at how injurygate was handled, it seems very unlikely that ONLY Tosh was aware of it. Clancy and Tedford likely knew in advance, or certainly knew on the sidelines - after all the trainers were "treating" the fake injuries and there were some miraculous recoveries. Bottom line, a man of "principle and integrity" (i) takes responsibility; (ii) doesn't scapegoat; and (iii) stands up for his players and coaches particularly if they made an honest mistake in judgement. Tedford did none of those things. Would you work for that guy? A stand up (or in your words, "principled') guy would have taken the suspension himself even if he didn't know (under the "buck stops here" theory). Also, Mr. Tedford, man of principle, once again didn't announce the suspension of Tosh ahead of time - not particularly honest.
6. If you look at JT's statements after games, he constanatly is shifting blame to others, denying the obvious failings of his teams, or making excuses. Also, how many offensive coordinators and other assistant coaches has be blown through? More blaming of staff. He is the very worst kind of blame-shifter.
Freshfunk - you need to wake up. The bolded statements are absurd. If you think Tedford deserves to keep his job, you are entitled to your opinion. But to borrow a phrase, you are not entitled to your own facts. And your post is laughable in that regard.