Skip to comments.Source: Coach Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State
Posted on 05/05/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT by FlJoePa
Oregon State fired head coach Craig Robinson on Sunday night, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. In six seasons, Robinson went 93-104 with no NCAA tournament appearances. The Beavers went 16-16 last season and are losing all five starters from that team.
The biggest surprise of the firing of Robinson, the brother-in-law of President Barack Obama, comes with the timing. Oregon State's season ended six weeks ago with a loss to Radford in the CBI and Robinson had reportedly received support from Oregon State's administration. Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million.
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93 and 104. A much better record than his brother-in-law.
Next headline: Coach Robinson and family moving into WH — employed to help Obama with his ‘game’.
omgosh! he and his first lady sister Michelle have the same face! i have to say, it looks better on a man...
OSU administrators acted stupidly.
Word on the street is he would have been fired in 2009 if his brother-in-law had not just become POTUS.
Two words: Beer Summit.
uh oh — Michelle’s brother lost his job?
I hope everybody involved in this decision has clean tax returns, among other things.........
Michelle doesn’t like her brother being “dissed” like this.........
And, isn’t it racist that he got fired???
A new NCAA Tournament Bracket Czar in the making?
In his defense, Corvallis, Oregon is not a place to which the nation’s top hoops talent is likely to head.
yes, OSU b-ball has been under the curse of Obama for several years now...
Your new Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
All problems immediately solved!
Yippee....maybe no m I re visits from her highness moochelle
Keeping a mediocre coach on that long? 6 years of mediocrity and still 3 years left on his contract? Seriously stupid
Not to worry, am sure there is some ambassadorship, czardom or inner circle job he can fill at the WH. Heck, they placed a van driver into a political post, why not a coach?
Contradiction, please — precisely because the brother of her highness Michelle is in Corvallis, the top talent should beat down the bushes to find him and go play there. (sarcasm)
What university will pick him up, just to suck up to Obama? Let’s see, does Donna Shalala’s University of Miami basketball team need a new coach?
Shalala’s smarter than that. Her beat down of the ncaa shows that and more. I don’t like her politics, but she stands up for her school. Wish she was at Penn State on 11-9-11. Things would be a lot different.
I completely understand the reference, but I still have to agree with the statement, the OSU administrators were years late in this decision. I wonder why a coach with that record was left in place so long, could it be politics?
When will Eric Holder and/or the IRS investigations begin?
Lower expectations, perhaps. It is Oregon State, after all.
Even at that, the guy gets what a nine or ten year contract, was that after his one winning season? He then proceeds to oversee six losing seasons before someone says maybe we should make a change, Sounds a bit out there even for a state university.
By King O decree, Oregon State University will be converted into a conservative internment camp.
Why are there not performance clauses in those contracts?
Can’t another infusion of tax-payer funded largess to Oregon State courtesy of Sister Mooch’s stash save his sorry ass job again?