College coach supports theft and suppression of news: College football coach Guy Morriss is fully in favor of his team's recent student newspaper caper, and feels that his players' actions are beneficial to the team.
posted by beaverboard to football at 12:46 AM - 6 comments
Back when I was doing college radio, I was the Special Program director, which meant I was in charge of hooking up all the connections for remote broadcasts.
For reasons I don't entirely understand, upper management chose two particularly anti-social types to be the announcers. Our team lost almost every game, so I suppose it didn't matter who announced the game, until one day they decided to start reading date rape statistics for individual players on the air.
The Dean of Students basically flew to the top of the stands and tore the broadcast wires out of the wall. Back at the studio, this meant I got to play music for an hour and a half, which was always a pleasant relief from having to listen to two doofuses talk about a game they despised for two hours.
Not really related, but this made me think of that.
posted by Joey Michaels at 05:24 AM on March 04
We had paper thefts when I was a student newspaper editor. But weirdly, it was our own advertising department. One of the student ad reps decided that his ad would be more successful if he cut it out of the paper and put it on bulletin boards around the campus. He discarded the rest of the paper.
Coach Morriss is a genius. His players are risking felony theft arrest and the story of the drug arrests has made it to Dallas and the AP wire, neither of which would have happened without the newspaper theft.
posted by rcade at 07:42 AM on March 04
Morriss is 5-5 after one season at Texas A&M-Commerce, which is about 60 miles east of Dallas. He was 27-54 as head coach for two seasons at Kentucky and five at Baylor.
Good at his job AND lovable? What a winning combination.
posted by yerfatma at 07:57 AM on March 04
An officer notified Cooper that players appeared to be involved, and the athletic director expressed concern because he "didn't think they were smart enough to do this on their own," according to the incident report.
posted by grum@work at 08:33 AM on March 04
posted by THX-1138 at 02:19 PM on March 04
Come on now, these guys resemble that remark
posted by Demophon at 05:32 PM on March 04
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