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drcobbmustgonow
04-23-2013, 09:20 PM
The focus of this site is college hockey. My focus is UAA Hockey. Believe it or not there are sports other than hockey competing for a finite number of dollars. Are there Title IX issues? I'm not sure however I'm guessing the ladies Division 1 Gymnastics program is to balance the mens hockey program. Not a loaded question, what would you suggest Dr. Cobb do to solve "HIS" Title IX issues? I don't see all the blunders you see Dr. Cobb making. Everyone was happy with the Talafous hire.Then he turned out to be a jerk with a boring brand of hockey. However at the time of his hire the hockey community was glad to get him. People were overjoyed with the Hill hire. Let's cut to the chase on Hill. He left because his wife HATED Alaska. He said as he departed that Alaska was impossible to recruit to. And the Minnesota job paid as much or more. Shyiak was the logical choice at the time. He tried to mold the players to his system and it didn't work.
Most of Dr. Cobbs problems are OUR problems. Simply put not enough money to compete at the highest level of college hockey.
Our facilities suck. Need more money. Our coaches (plural) salaries are too low to attract elite prospects. Need more money. Title IX problems. Need more money.
We should be more competitive in the new league because the need for money will not be as great as it was to compete with the Minnesotas, North Dakotas, Wisconsins, Denvers, etc.
I liked what Corbett said last night about the facilities are what they are. Deal with it. Everybody wants "more" including him.
Lets get off the fire Dr. Cobb bandwagon (it aint gonna happen) wasting our energies and get on our legislature to fund our university at the level it deserves.


yeah...your correct Cobb is "the guy" and I should probably back off. I don't know what I was thinking, he's done a great job and I should probably let his supervisors know he's just a pleasure to do business with. His passion for "hockey" in hockey a state is hard to beat.

We can agree on one thing..I like Corbett also and hope he get's the gig. I'll continue to buy season tickets for my family of five because I have a "passion" for college hockey. There are a lot of people in this town that do...hence the vote of "no confidence" by ASHA.

It's Cobb's job to advocate and bring the needs of a program to the surface i.e. Board of Regents. The Board tells the legislature what is needed for funding. Going directly to the legislature will get you nowhere. Apparently there needs to more advocating going on in the trenches, which I (and many others) think is Cobb's responsibility. Sorry if you disagree and I'm really sorry D if you think it's a pipe dream...but sometimes dreams become reality and I'm not going to sit back in silence as he continues to "support" the program like he has for the last 12 years.

There's a lot of "talk" about plans to strengthen the program...but absolutely nothing documented to hold anyone accountable. How convenient!

--Dre

Seawolf Fan
04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
yeah...your correct Cobb is "the guy" and I should probably back off. I don't know what I was thinking, he's done a great job and I should probably let his supervisors know he's just a pleasure to do business with. His passion for "hockey" in hockey a state is hard to beat.

We can agree on one thing..I like Corbett also and hope he get's the gig. I'll continue to buy season tickets for my family of five because I have a "passion" for college hockey. There are a lot of people in this town that do...hence the vote of "no confidence" by ASHA.

It's Cobb's job to advocate and bring the needs of a program to the surface i.e. Board of Regents. The Board tells the legislature what is needed for funding. Going directly to the legislature will get you nowhere. Apparently there needs to more advocating going on in the trenches, which I (and many others) think is Cobb's responsibility. Sorry if you disagree and I'm really sorry D if you think it's a pipe dream...but sometimes dreams become reality and I'm not going to sit back in silence as he continues to "support" the program like he has for the last 12 years.

There's a lot of "talk" about plans to strengthen the program...but absolutely nothing documented to hold anyone accountable. How convenient!

--Dre
Listening to your same rant over and over and over and over is not getting old, it is old. Please come up with something new.

Seawolf Fan
04-23-2013, 10:14 PM
Corbett had obviously done his homework. Knew the issues and presented himself well. It will be interesting to hear what the other 3 candidates have to say.

drcobbmustgonow
04-23-2013, 10:18 PM
Listening to your same rant over and over and over and over is not getting old, it is old. Please come up with something new.

...and your status quo rant is a breath of fresh air! I'll come up with something new as soon as UAA does.

hugs and kisses,

--Dre

Seawolf Fan
04-23-2013, 10:35 PM
...and your status quo rant is a breath of fresh air! I'll come up with something new as soon as UAA does.

hugs and kisses,

--Dre
Said like a person who has lost the argument. Your negative rant is outdated. And you've lost whether you realize it or not. Dr Cobb is here today and he'll be here tomorrow and he'll be here next year. If you can't handle the fact then maybe you should consider moving on to something that doesn't involve Dr Cobb. Wake up and move on to something positive. Or are you capable of coming up with something other than your same old losing rant?

Wolfman
04-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Well,

It appears that Suze and others have been right all along. Now the UAA hockey Alumni Association has issue a vote of "No Confidence" to UAA AD. This gets worse and worse:

Link: http://www.adn.com/2013/04/23/2876585/former-players-issue-vote-of-no.html

Wayfarnorth
04-23-2013, 10:55 PM
Corbett saying he doesn't play systems, rather he tries to have guys play to their strengths makes sense to me.
He sounds like he'd bring a freewheeling brand of hockey to the Sully.
That would be something we haven't seen in the last 3 coaches.

Suze
04-23-2013, 11:20 PM
Corbett saying he doesn't play systems, rather he tries to have guys play to their strengths makes sense to me.
He sounds like he'd bring a freewheeling brand of hockey to the Sully.
That would be something we haven't seen in the last 3 coaches.

Well, to be fair, Hills first season was kinda like that. I certainly like what Corbett has to say, and how he feels the players need to have FUN and learn to love the game again.

drcobbmustgonow
04-23-2013, 11:22 PM
seems to me your moniker pretty much tells where you're coming from
haven't heard anything positive in any of your posts
too much negativity for my taste
bye

so why did you come back? maybe you should start the "Cobb is the Shiz" thread and talk among the two of you. The battle has just begun baby! Guess I'll just sit back and feel your positive vibrations. Hope they pack the house.

--Dre

Seawolf Fan
04-23-2013, 11:43 PM
so why did you come back? maybe you should start the "Cobb is the Shiz" thread and talk among the two of you. The battle has just begun baby! Guess I'll just sit back and feel your positive vibrations. Hope they pack the house.

--DreCome on loser. Negativity never won anything. I'm happy to see you'll sit back and enjoy my positive vibrations cause people sure aren't attracted to ugly negatives. Well maybe Zombies are, however normal people are usually more attracted to positives than negatives. It's a fact of life you seem incapable of grasping. You've lost the battle to have Dr. Cobb fired and are too ignorant to understand that. It's a fact, Dr. Cobb is here to stay and your negativity isn't going to change that. You've lost this fight. It's a fact you've lost. if you doubt it take a walk over to wells fargo and see who'se sitting in the AD chair. You remind me of a spoiled child kicking your heels and screaming at the top of your lungs. It won't change anything so why don't you go take a nap and when you wake up rested and refreshed maybe you can come up with something positive or interesting to post up.

Seawolf Fan
04-24-2013, 12:11 AM
2 votes of no confidence. I'm pretty sure Dr. Cobb has got the message. In addition to getting it first hand (I'm assuming both organizations sent a copy to him) I'm pretty sure Spindle and Case have let him know.
You'll either see him bending over backwards to include and accomodate both organizations or you'll see his head roll.
That being said, how does anyone think a negative rant on this board is going to get him fired? It isn't.
So why not change the tone to something positive for the program?
Something pleasant to read.
A place to have a rational discourse on Seawolf hockey.
The die is cast. Four applicants to discuss, evaluate, advocate for and against.
Go Seawolves!

Suze
04-24-2013, 12:16 AM
Anyone attending the Whitten meet & greet tomorrow? I wish we weren't so far away!

uaafanblog
04-24-2013, 12:37 AM
Anyone attending the Whitten meet & greet tomorrow? I wish we weren't so far away!
I won't be able to make it. Now if I knew his wife was going to be there ... that might be a different thing entirely!!! ;)

Suze
04-24-2013, 12:42 AM
I won't be able to make it. Now if I knew his wife was going to be there ... that might be a different thing entirely!!! ;)

HA! Bob said just the other day, "I bet Donald will be glad if Damon gets the job". He didn't need to say more. I think he forgot you moved to Chicago!

Seawolf Fan
04-24-2013, 12:55 AM
Hope everyone on this thread is there. We could have a good discussion on here lasting till the next show on Monday. How far away are you Suze? Being one of the most active posters on here it'd sure help if you heard and saw it first hand. DD hasn't posted on what went on with Corbett. Chicago too far a commute? Haven't heard from JimJack Guess what I'm trying to say is the more folks that hear and see first hand the better the intercourse on here.
I estimated there were maybe 10/12 hockey alumni last night. I think that was Spindle running the show. I'd like to be told yes it was or no it wasn't. Half the hockey alumni got up and left as soon as the general public was admitted. They had been there for 1/2 hour. Were they that unimpressed by Corbett? Or were they too elite to sit with the public? I found it interesting that Corbett said in his presentation that his players were going to be regular folks and not a prima donna clique. Was he referring to the half that left as soon as the public was admitted?
My guess was about 75 folks at the public shindig. Other peoples guesstimate????
Hope more people on this thread attend the Whitten thing.

Alaskana
04-24-2013, 01:03 AM
Sigh. I think we ALL want nothing more than for the UAA Seawolves Hockey team to meet their maximal potential. What is obvious is that there is a HUGE
disconnect in how that is to be achieved. As for myself, over the years I have entertained various camps of thought but for the most part I have privately hoped for a coaching change, and with recent events, now an AD change. Regarding the latter point, yes I acknowledge that changing our AD won't have an immediate or monumental effect in that the UA system is set up in such as way as to render the powers of the AD somewhat impotent, but still I am of the utmost conviction that ultimately an AD change must be made if UAA hockey is to reach its full potential.

To me our current AD has made countless blunders that deserve our criticism and scrutiny. Obviously those that feel Cobb are doing a passable job are going to defend him, but just the same those of us that don't are going to CALL HIM OUT! So no, we aren't going to 'go away' or 'accept things as they are'. We're going to be a vocal lot until things change. Yeah, I'm not going to deny that may be some years to come. But please, don't tell us to 'sit down and shut up'. And now with TWO votes of no confidence from respectable Alaska hockey associations, one can not ignore what is going on with public sentiment in the state of Alaska! Bury your head in the sand if you will, but the jury is out on Cobb, and it's NOT GOOD!

*Sorry for the caps and emotional sentiments, I'm just extremely passionate about this matter and while normally I'm pretty passive, this has riled me up something good. I do respect and appreciate all of you fellow Seawolf fans' opinions*. This will be my last post on this subject for quite some time. United we stand, divided we fall!*

Suze
04-24-2013, 01:14 AM
Hope everyone on this thread is there. We could have a good discussion on here lasting till the next show on Monday. How far away are you Suze? Being one of the most active posters on here it'd sure help if you heard and saw it first hand. DD hasn't posted on what went on with Corbett. Chicago too far a commute? Haven't heard from JimJack Guess what I'm trying to say is the more folks that hear and see first hand the better the intercourse on here.
I estimated there were maybe 10/12 hockey alumni last night. I think that was Spindle running the show. I'd like to be told yes it was or no it wasn't. Half the hockey alumni got up and left as soon as the general public was admitted. They had been there for 1/2 hour. Were they that unimpressed by Corbett? Or were they too elite to sit with the public? I found it interesting that Corbett said in his presentation that his players were going to be regular folks and not a prima donna clique. Was he referring to the half that left as soon as the public was admitted?
My guess was about 75 folks at the public shindig. Other peoples guesstimate????
Hope more people on this thread attend the Whitten thing.

We're about 50 miles away. Even if we wanted to make it tomorrow, we have plans. And I know I couldn't talk hubby into coming with me ... he is one very disgruntled and disillusioned fan right now.

Well said Alaskana. I totally agree with you.

Alaskana
04-24-2013, 01:16 AM
We're about 50 miles away. Even if we wanted to make it tomorrow, we have plans. And I know I couldn't talk hubby into coming with me ... he is one very disgruntled and disillusioned fan right now.

Well said Alaskana. I totally agree with you.

Thanks for the show of support, Suze. :)

Jimjamesak
04-24-2013, 01:16 AM
Hope everyone on this thread is there. We could have a good discussion on here lasting till the next show on Monday. How far away are you Suze? Being one of the most active posters on here it'd sure help if you heard and saw it first hand. DD hasn't posted on what went on with Corbett. Chicago too far a commute? Haven't heard from JimJack Guess what I'm trying to say is the more folks that hear and see first hand the better the intercourse on here.
I estimated there were maybe 10/12 hockey alumni last night. I think that was Spindle running the show. I'd like to be told yes it was or no it wasn't. Half the hockey alumni got up and left as soon as the general public was admitted. They had been there for 1/2 hour. Were they that unimpressed by Corbett? Or were they too elite to sit with the public? I found it interesting that Corbett said in his presentation that his players were going to be regular folks and not a prima donna clique. Was he referring to the half that left as soon as the public was admitted?
My guess was about 75 folks at the public shindig. Other peoples guesstimate????
Hope more people on this thread attend the Whitten thing.
It Jimjamesak and I'm not responding because its a rehash of many arguments we've had before and also for other reasons I won't say publicly (but that some on here know).

As for coaches, I think Corbett and Whitten are the best choices but I say let everyone speak before we make up our minds.

Seawolf Fan
04-24-2013, 01:23 AM
This is not a loaded challenge.
Put Cobbs "countless blunders" up here.
The only ones I've heard is he didn't put ice in the building and he's pushed the hockey elite away by not putting them on the search committee.
Not making light of either of those things because they are not insignificant.
But my count is 2.
If there are "countless blunders" they haven't been posted here or I have missed them.
If heads are buryed in the sand it is the folks that refuse to acknowledge the reality that this thread is not going to get Cobb fired.
That reality is this thread is not going to get Cobb fired. Now pull your head out of the sand and if you are so set on having him fired go do it. But you're not not going to accomplish that here.
You have a better chance of accomplishing your goal through an association than beating that dead horse here.
So did you attend the Corbett meet and greet?? and are you going to come to the next 3??
I'm looking forward to your observations on the meet and greets.