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What in the world is boy wonder up to now?
Alford lies? Who knew. RT @HawkeyeInsider
Video of Alford UCLA Press Conference (where he lies about #Iowa) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sqHXDWKq4Po …
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
Seems like a pretty innocuous introductory news conference. His comments about his Iowa experience may have gilded the Lilly a bit. But overall, I guess it is, really, over and who cares how he does or does not do at UCLA.
You're right WiscHawk.
In light of the Easter season, I need to forgive and forget that
Boy Wonder set Iowa basketball back about 15 years.
Thanks for the reminder.
Wisc..........Rob Howe has reported on Iowa hoops for a long time.
He disagrees with you.
To wit: Rob Howe@HawkeyeInsider52m
The Alford UCLA video http://bit.ly/XHLiyx The lie about #Iowa comes at the 14:25 mark.
Quit going after WiscHawh, he is a paying member
Wow, his response just hung out there like a dead weight with complete silence while he rocked back and forth nervously.
Also, the Lobo fans are just villifying him on the boards. We warned them so I don't feel sorry for them. I am willing to bet he is fired in less time than he spent in Albuquerque.
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I did not see much "fire" in his opening remarks. Kind of a "thanks for the millions and we will see how it goes". No marching band playing the school fight song? You call that Hollywood? What kind of fitting welcome to UCLA is that for Stevie? Shame on you!!
Not sure how he threw Iowa under the bus. He said exactly what he should have.
He said that Iowa told him to intimidate Pierre Pierce's rape victim. Which is such an incredible lie. Alford is pathetic.
KC Hawk, where did that remark come in? I just listened to the question/answer about PP and I did not hear Alford make that comment. Just a question...
It's kind of funny that some fans apparently are all a gush at
Wonder boy and his wonderous wonders.
In the UCLA interview, Steve said he did exactly what Iowa told him to do every step of the way. Well, Steve was accused of intimidating the victim. Thus, Steve is saying that the University of Iowa told him to intimidate the victim and he basically blamed the entire Pierre Pierce debacle on Iowa. Which is ridiculous. Iowa wanted to get rid of him immediately, but Steve fought for him(knew his team would probably suck without him) and said that Pierre grew from it(he clearly didn't).
That is how he threw Iowa under the bus. Completely diverted all blame from himself to the university.
TAXI!!!! (Forget about taking this bus!)
I don't think he ever admitted to trying to intimidate that girl. Why would he start now, at his introduction presser at UCLA of all places? I'm not defending how he handled the PP situation, but saying he threw Iowa under the bus in that presser is a bit of a stretch, imo.
If at some point he would have said that he tried to intimidate her and then said he did everything the U of I told him to do, sure, but as far as I know, he never said that he tried or had someone try to intimidate her. And I say that absolutely believing that he did.
I never once said that Steve admitted he intimidated someone. The VICTIM accused him of intimidating her to drop the charges. If you read the articles and stories and knew how things went down you would understand why people are upset that he is blaming Iowa for everything.
The biggest thing is that he put all the blame on Iowa for how the PP situation went down, which by definition, is throwing Iowa under the bus. Just like he does to his players. It's never Steve's fault.
Is this serious? Treat paying members different than non paying members? Really?
Steve Alford is going to be on the Dan Patrick show tomorrow it should be interesting. I don't know he asks anything about Iowa but Dan Patrick hates how coaches sign long term deals then leave for another school.
I can't imagine that anyone in Iowa's athletic offices encouraged Alford to get the AIA counselor involved with both parties.
the ui admin team did request an outside mediated resolution, however. don't mistake me for an alford fan, but he is not as much to blame for the pp follies as unhappy fans want to believe.
Silver, Wonder boy went out of his way to defend PP notwithstanding whatever the administration did (they suspended him from playing not Alford) or didn't do (revoke his scholarship). Alford stepped in his own crap, fell down and rolled in it, don't take his side or you'll reek too.
Here's the Hitler meme if you didn't see it yet.
This is a parody. It is a joke, do not take this seriously. All anger and hostility is towards UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, NOT towards UCLA, the bas...
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That was done quite well. Someone got to vent their spleen!
Every time I see that bit, it cracks me up. Haven't gotten tired of it yet.
Here is the Dan Patrick interview. Nothing too interesting. I think DP missed on a good chance to ask about PP and Iowa at the end when Alford says something like coaches can get fired for something stupid a 19 year old kid does. But he just let it go.
I don't care if I am supposed to move on or not. I always want two things in college basketball (other than Hawkeye victories) - as much embarrassment as possible for ISUck (actually applies to all sports) and Stevie Hair Gel to go down in flames.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
i think it is important to see the first pp episode in the context of the later football rape scandal. in the first pierce matter, ui successfully kept the matter out of court by convening a mediation panel. the disciplinary actions were as the panel suggested. now it turned out that the discipline didn't really change pp's behavior much and he offended again. everybody looked stupid--the ui and little stevie a. in effect the ui's response and alford's response were the same--render discipline outside the judicial system. clearly, things would have gone better for the ui--and little stevie, too--if the first offense had been addressed by the legal system, not an informal panel.
the university's preference for handling sexual offenses out of court came into play again with the everson et al football scandal. again, the ui got bit by this preference because the in-house process looked like a cover up. the crazy thing is that the administrative template was the same one that didn't work with pp. a failure to learn. since the ui handled a fb scandal more or less like it handled the first pp scandal, it is hard to argue that alford drove the handling of the pp case.
the problem in both cases was the ui's unwillingness to step away and let the legal system investigate and resolve alleged sexual crimes. correcting this unfortunate bias is more difficult if folks persist in localizing blame for the pp episode on alford. in both the basketball and football scandals, the ui's seemingly well intentioned efforts turned out to be simply self-serving, unfair, and embarrassing.
I saw that Alford's son, Bryce, decommitted from UNM and has committed to UCLA. He averaged 37.5 ppg as a HS senior.
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