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Post by Handyman » Fri Jan 17 11:18 am

That is a very freshmen like move...Pitts should know better than that she has been around long enough. If you have an issue with how you were disciplined dont make it public.
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Post by frozen4champs » Fri Jan 17 12:04 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
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What exactly did she do?
From what I have gathered from various reports, Whalen pulled her out of a game a week or so ago and benched her for the 4th quarter. Pitts stayed there after the game and did not go the the locker room, and people had to go out to find her. Things then have gone downhill since then.
She displayed inappropriate “body language” in a game. What does that mean? Flipping someone off maybe?
Like everything, there are 3 sides to the story-- Whalen's , the players, and the truth. I'm sure Whalen can't say too much about it for student privacy reasons. Pitts can say whatever she wants and Whalen really can't respond, so the player gets the advantage on this one. Lindsay is old school and things have changed since she was in college, so she is getting an eye opening experience this year.

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jan 17 12:25 pm

Any chance Whalen "over-reacted"? I don't want that to sound worse than it is - but given how pampered athletes are today would a more seasoned coach of used the same disciplinary tactic for whatever it is Pitts did?
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Post by YoungEagle » Fri Jan 17 1:45 pm

I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


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Post by ScoobyDoo » Fri Jan 17 2:00 pm

YoungEagle wrote:
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I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


Good find. I bet that is exactly it. Sadly it wasn't just the player who got disciplined that has the problem.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jan 17 3:18 pm

YoungEagle wrote:
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I think Whalen probably is following Geno's example. He is so spot on with this take.


Pretty much answers my question. Great find
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Post by Bladepuller » Fri Jan 17 3:50 pm

So Geno is viewed as being at the top of his profession?

Yes. I'd say he is the gold standard.

Any bets on him taking Destiny Pitts @ UConn?
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Post by Cowgirl » Fri Jan 17 4:07 pm

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So Geno is viewed as being at the top of his profession?

Yes. I'd say he is the gold standard.

Any bets on him taking Destiny Pitts @ UConn?
I would say the viewpoint of expecting athletes - at all levels - to act respectably and be a good example for the younger generation is spot on. It is a privilege to play D1 athletics. Act like it.

This is of course speculation as we don’t know specifically what this player did. As alluded to above I doubt this one incident has been the only issue between player and coach but a culmination of events.

I’m all for accountability for athletes - at all levels. (So fire the entire MLB if you need to 😬). I would bet coach Whalen had clear, understandable, and expected codes of conduct laid out for her players - good on her for enforcing it - if that’s what this truly boils down to. Winning at all costs if your kids are assholes shouldn’t be the message we send.

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Post by Handyman » Fri Jan 17 4:41 pm

I think we can all relate to having your boss/parents discipline you for what you perceive to be no reason. It is frustrating. And I know I probably showed lots of attitude when I was in my early 20s when it happened. You feel wronged and it sucks.

That said, suck it up! You dont like it take it up with the coaches after the game. (or the school if you think you were really wronged) You dont quit like a baby. I doubt Whalen verbally abused her or mistreated her so to quit during the season is a childish move and reflects poorly on her as a person. Why should anyone trust you if you are just going to take your ball and go home any time someone dares tell you to follow the rules?
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Full disclosure on the LW / DP feud from a fishing message board where KFAN was cited as the source.
DP flipped LW the bird when she was being taken out.
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“ Full disclosure on the LW / DP feud from a fishing message board” :lol:
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Post by Handyman » Sat Jan 18 10:46 am

If there is any truth to that then she is just an entitled brat.
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Post by Bladepuller » Sat Jan 18 11:10 am

Those of you who know me, & the reason my user name is what it is, understand why I also read fishing boards.
I refuse to post on them, at least about fishing.
Better to cite your source than a cryptic inference about insider knowledge.
I would expect LW to expect a lot from her guards & if DP had an issue with the expectations LW had for her.....
Oh well. Bye DP.
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https://gophersports.com/news/2020/1/28 ... op-10.aspx
The University of Minnesota Gophers are entering the 2020 season ranked top-10 in five preseason polls.

Traditionally NCAA softball has recognized both the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball polls which have the Gophers No. 8 and No. 7, respectively.

Softball America has the Gophers at No. 6 in its second year with a preseason poll. FloSoftball also has the Gophers slotted at No. 6 while D1Softball pegged Minnesota at No. 7 in its first year.

This is the sixth straight season the Gophers have started the season in the Top-25. Last year, the Maroon and Gold ended the year No. 8 in both major polls, the highest to end a season in program history.
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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 4:42 pm

Is this last note correct? Sounds like the opposite of the Twins problems across the river. Could be a good squad.

Meyer, a junior righthander from Woodbury, has been named to five preseason All-America teams. He is projected as a first-round draft choice in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and has been called the top pitcher and top draft prospect in the Big Ten Conference.

Among the talented group of pitchers are juniors Patrick Fredrickson and Sam Thoresen and sophomore J.P. Massey. Joining them is redshirt sophomore Drake Davis, who sat out last season as a transfer from Arizona State. Baseball America has listed all four as Top 20 draft prospects.
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Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 13 8:41 pm

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Is this last note correct? Sounds like the opposite of the Twins problems across the river. Could be a good squad.

Meyer, a junior righthander from Woodbury, has been named to five preseason All-America teams. He is projected as a first-round draft choice in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft and has been called the top pitcher and top draft prospect in the Big Ten Conference.

Among the talented group of pitchers are juniors Patrick Fredrickson and Sam Thoresen and sophomore J.P. Massey. Joining them is redshirt sophomore Drake Davis, who sat out last season as a transfer from Arizona State. Baseball America has listed all four as Top 20 draft prospects.
Dunno much about Davis but Thoreson, Frederickson, and Meyer are all high end pitchers when healthy. Especially if Thoreson hasn't gotten messed with by the current pitching coach staff after some of the adjustments he made with his private (Driveline style) coaches. That is what caused some early headaches for him last year.
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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 9:10 pm

Top 20 draft prospects. So you're telling me five pitchers on the Gopher roster are listed as first rounders?

Is it top 20 prospects playing college baseball? Top 20 pitching prospects playing college baseball?

Something doesn't add up.
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Post by Gopherguy05 » Thu Feb 13 9:18 pm

Top 20 rounds. Not picks. Meyer is the only first rounder.

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Post by Bonin21 » Thu Feb 13 9:25 pm

The article has since been updated to say,
"Baseball America has listed all four as among the top 20 draft prospects in the Big Ten."
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Post by Beauner » Thu Feb 13 11:12 pm

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Top 20 draft prospects. So you're telling me five pitchers on the Gopher roster are listed as first rounders?

Is it top 20 prospects playing college baseball? Top 20 pitching prospects playing college baseball?

Something doesn't add up.
Maybe in the midwest? Or conference? No chance they're all top 20 overall when you factor in high school kids etc. I've heard people projecting Meyer first round and Thoreson in the compensation/second-fourth rounds (depending on how his control is, because when he's on he's nasty but he has a tendency to get himself in trouble with a lot of free passes). Frederickson probably a 9-10th rounder depending on how his season goes. He got absolutely rocked in the Cape Cod league last year to the tune of a 9+ ERA in 25ish innings. Hopefully his shoulder is recovered because i know it was bugging him last season. He doesn't bring the velo hype that Meyer and Thoreson do (sits 89-91, can reach up to 93), but he's definitely got the frame to be able to add a couple MPH with the proper adjustments.

Edit: just saw the part you added about top 20 prospects in conference. That makes more sense.
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Just for fun here is a breakdown of the AD's incentives. As you might have seen me tweet, Regent Rosha thought that in future deals there should be some focused on attendance and revenues instead of academics and competitive success. Also interesting note that there is a bonus for playing in the CFP, playing in the CFP semifinal and playing in the CFP championship game... so I think playoff expansion is coming by the end of this contract ;)

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Jan 1 or later bowl game...
Isn't there a random bowl or two after the new year that aren't that great?
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Post by Vegoe » Wed Feb 19 2:45 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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Jan 1 or later bowl game...
Isn't there a random bowl or two after the new year that aren't that great?
That's how they wrote it. I'm assuming that means Citrus or Outback Bowl.

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