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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
68046 posts

FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
I think it's a plausible theory. He comes from a background of institutions where sports weren't emphasized. The LSU athletic department is semi-autonomous and the autonomy increases with success. By cutting an entity he doesn't understand or care about down to size he consolidates his power.

Understood in that light his seemingly incomprehensible actions make sense.


GeauxtigersMs36
LSU Fan
The coast
Member since Jan 2018
1920 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Have an upvote for thinking outside the box. Most would say he’s just an idiot.


GeauxTigerNation
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Member since 1988
Member since Nov 2013
6944 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Because he is.


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genuineLSUtiger
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Nashville
Member since Sep 2005
52365 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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Most would say he’s just an idiot.


I say he's just an idiot who is tanking LSU sports.


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bamaswallows
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
772 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Athletics dept gives back $ to school, so...no


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Flux Capacitor, Fluxing
Member since Nov 2007
15198 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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Athletics dept gives back $ to school, so...no


You think Fking gives an Fking F where the money goes that's not destined for his pocket?

The more I look into this fk the sicker to my stomach I get. What a total pos.

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Irish LSU Fan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Nov 2014
1644 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Dumbest idea ever. The LSU athletic department is the largest donor to LSU. Why would FKing want to diminish the funding source of his biggest donor?


Gray Tiger
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Prairieville, LA
Member since Jan 2004
31303 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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Jim Rockford







tbone_jay
Member since Nov 2016
195 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Harvard on Atchafalaya River
HOAR U.
He can't spell whore he's such a well seasoned academic


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Sun God
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re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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Gray Tiger



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Tiger Prawn
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re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Would be the biggest fricking idiot to ever run a university if true. LSU has been getting budget cuts for years to their academic programs and athletics keeps making big profits, much of which ends up in the school’s general fund. Having successful programs in the 3 major men’s sports is a cash cow for the school as a whole, so intentionally undermining the athletic dept would be asinine


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YogaPants
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2008
4119 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
wouldnt be surprised. i only know the minimum about the guy like most here but i dont like what im seeing

That being said, the only way to remove him is put him in front of the BOS (who will approve) or elect a new governor
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Cadello
LSU Fan
Eunice
Member since Dec 2007
38604 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Yes he was thinking outside the box and yes FKing is an idiot.


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00 Tech Grad
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Kennesaw, GA
Member since Nov 2009
3769 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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Gray Tiger


Doesn’t your nursing home have bingo or something you need to be attending?


Madking
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Member since Apr 2016
12249 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
I agree he is but I think it’s bigger than FKA, with all these stories about basically every program coming out it seems like there’s a takeover in power over who controls college basketball. I think the old guard is being pushed out across the country.


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Gray Tiger
LSU Fan
Prairieville, LA
Member since Jan 2004
31303 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
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00 Tech Grad


You can't come up with anything more original?

Pathetic attempt.



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Geauxtiga
TBD Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
32583 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
Good lord


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sheek
LSU Fan
New Braunfels, TX
Member since Sep 2007
41627 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
James Williams and F King are collectively doing it. The institution will survive this shite storm.. but it honestly all depends if Funnes stays silent or makes a deal with the Feds, Moore and the Louisiana attorney general. If Funnes stays silent, there isn’t anything for the NCAA to grasp onto and would result in Cam 2.0


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CajunPhil
LSU Fan
Chimes
Member since Aug 2013
498 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
No, I think both JA and FKA understand that tanking the program creates cash flow problems and alumni pressure on their jobs. But their pattern of behavior was well established before coming to LSU: for both of them, when minor problems bring scrutiny and attention from outside the program, the reaction is to throw subordinates and students to the wolves.

Neither one seems to have learned that loyalty is a two way street and must be earned. That is the kind of lesson that doesn't get through to liberal academics. It isn't the way they look at the world. I think that it may finally sinking in that screwing up here is in the process of making them expendable. It is not in the BOS's interest to take a lot of heat for their decisions. They won't get a lot of backup from within the academic or athletic departments. LSU campus politics can be pretty cutthroat. Will Wade is far more popular in Louisiana, and media support can be fickle for even prominent bureaucrats.

You can always hire an AD and university president. Every campus has its blowhards that are not interested in doing research or in teaching. That's where deans and administrators come from. Hiring a winning coach is a hell of a lot harder.


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terriblegreen
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Souf Badden Rewage
Member since Aug 2011
3687 posts

re: FKA deliberately tanking LSU sports?
I don’t think he does it on purpose. I think he just doesn’t understand sports and doesn’t give a frick.


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