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November 27, 2007 5:00 AM

win,lose & Drew: No more Sonny days

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It's the end of an Era. Sonny Lubick was, without a doubt, one of the classiest coaches in all of college football. He put the CSU program on the map, gave the university something they could be proud of, and gave young men an education, both on and off the field. Apparently that doesn't mean much in Ft. Collins anymore. A new athletic director feels the need to leave his mark on a football program that, until Lubick, had not known much success. It's unfortunate. Lubick showed CSU loyalty many, many times, turning down multiple job offers through the years. And now CSU has chosen to show zero loyalty in return. It's the way of the world, I suppose, but don't you wish that Lubick's career could have ended differently. Why aren't coaches, who have served their schools successfully for long periods, given tenure like professors are? Why is it easier to get rid of Lubick than it is Ward Churchill? Somehow it doesn't seem right.



Discussion

  • November 27, 2007

    8:26 AM

    Mike writes:

    Why it's easier to get rid of Lubick?

    Sonny sees things as they are. He understands it's time. He also has respect for the program at CSU.

    Ward Churchill sees things as he wants them to be. He has no respect for the teaching profession or those whom he serves...err...served. I'm glad he got the boot. I've never been an advocate of tenuring teachers. Everyone else has to keep proving themselves their entire lives, why should teachers get a free ride?

  • November 27, 2007

    9:15 AM

    good ol' george writes:

    Same thing happened up where I live with a well known and liked high school basketball coach. The new principal fired him because he wanted the team to go in a new direction, just like the new AD at Colorado State. Apparently, he doesn't like winning, either.

  • November 27, 2007

    12:51 PM

    Duane writes:

    Couldn't disagree more with your characterization of the situation. The program has been in a freefall the past fews years and with Sonny refusing to revamp his coaching staff, a change had to be made. CSU is larger than Sonny and another can succeed there in no small part due to the foundation Sonny helped build. Best of luck to Sonny and I thank him for all that he has done. He's been a wonderfull ambassador for CSU, but it is time for a change.

  • November 27, 2007

    2:54 PM

    workingclasshero writes:

    hahahahaa.......

    Rams better get used to the cellar...

  • November 27, 2007

    9:33 PM

    Chris writes:

    What a shameful decision made by CSU. At least let him go out on is own terms. The greatest coach CSU has ever seen and he is tossed aside because of a couple losing seasons?! Well, heres hoping CU axes Hawkins and hires Sonny. He will be missed.

  • November 28, 2007

    1:25 AM

    Steven writes:

    Sonny Lubick is without a doubt one of the best collegiate coaches in history, he took what was essentially a Division 1-A school in a D-1 uniform and turned it into a respectable unit. To see him sent out like this is a harsh travesty.

    This season I saw about as much heart and fight in CSU as I've ever seen. If a few more plays in the first three games had gone the Ram's way, this team could've turned a few heads and the season might have gone differently.

    Regardless of what might've been this season though, Lubick should have been allowed to leave on his own terms. For all he has done for that school, he should be allowed to stay as long as he wants in my opinion.

    To hope that by throwing out someone as good as Sonny Lubick you'll suddenly see a resurgence like Air Force saw this year is utter nonsense. CSU will never see another Sonny Lubick, I can only hope that he finds better loyalty elsewhere.

  • November 28, 2007

    2:28 PM

    Amazing.... writes:

    Why is it that articles about CSU and Sonny always have to contain some reference to CU? What kind of bitterness is it about CU that CSU fans can't talk about their own campus/problems without bringing CU up? Is it that nobody pays any attention to CSU? or really cares about the school? are your feelings hurt because you didn't get accepted to CU? Some of you CSU fans need to get over your bitterness about CU and move on with your lives, try building your own school up not tearing another down.... bet you can't do it can you? All that bitterness will do is continue to make your lives unhappy.

  • November 28, 2007

    4:38 PM

    cad man writes:

    WCH

    I'm so tired of your criticism of everything and everybody connected w/ sports in colorado.

    Question ? Have you ever said anything good or nice or comlementary about anyone or anything?

    I certainly feel for the ones you work with and have to put up w. your negitive attitude !!

    By the way WCH should stand for WITHOUT CHARACTER OR HONOR

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