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Source: Coach Craig Robinson fired by Oregon State
cnnsi ^ | 5-5-14 | Pete Thamel

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; craigrobinson; michellebrother; ncaa
Well, that's a shame...
1 posted on 05/05/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

93 and 104. A much better record than his brother-in-law.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 6:48:03 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: FlJoePa

Next headline: Coach Robinson and family moving into WH — employed to help Obama with his ‘game’.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: FlJoePa

omgosh! he and his first lady sister Michelle have the same face! i have to say, it looks better on a man...


4 posted on 05/05/2014 6:49:23 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: FlJoePa

OSU administrators acted stupidly.


5 posted on 05/05/2014 6:51:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: FlJoePa

Word on the street is he would have been fired in 2009 if his brother-in-law had not just become POTUS.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GSWarrior

Two words: Beer Summit.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 6:53:21 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: FlJoePa

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???


8 posted on 05/05/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FlJoePa

A new NCAA Tournament Bracket Czar in the making?


9 posted on 05/05/2014 6:53:53 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: FlJoePa

That’s racist.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 6:54:53 AM PDT by chopperman
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In his defense, Corvallis, Oregon is not a place to which the nation’s top hoops talent is likely to head.


11 posted on 05/05/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

yes, OSU b-ball has been under the curse of Obama for several years now...


12 posted on 05/05/2014 6:57:54 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Ancient Man

Your new Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.
All problems immediately solved!


13 posted on 05/05/2014 6:58:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FlJoePa

Yippee....maybe no m I re visits from her highness moochelle


14 posted on 05/05/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: FlJoePa

Keeping a mediocre coach on that long? 6 years of mediocrity and still 3 years left on his contract? Seriously stupid


15 posted on 05/05/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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?


16 posted on 05/05/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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)


17 posted on 05/05/2014 7:06:45 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FlJoePa

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?


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:08:09 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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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.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:21:55 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: GSWarrior
OSU administrators acted stupidly.

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?

21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:51:46 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: FlJoePa

When will Eric Holder and/or the IRS investigations begin?


22 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:05 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: Mastador1

Lower expectations, perhaps. It is Oregon State, after all.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:34 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
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.

24 posted on 05/05/2014 8:07:18 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
When will Eric Holder and/or the IRS investigations begin?

By King O decree, Oregon State University will be converted into a conservative internment camp.

25 posted on 05/05/2014 8:22:10 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: FlJoePa
Robinson has three more years remaining on this contract and the university is expected to owe him more than $4 million.

Why are there not performance clauses in those contracts?

26 posted on 05/05/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: FlJoePa

Can’t another infusion of tax-payer funded largess to Oregon State courtesy of Sister Mooch’s stash save his sorry ass job again?


27 posted on 05/06/2014 5:03:59 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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