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Stephen Shirley
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Stephen Shirley 13h
NOB was a great option. Appy St wasn’t better than MT talent wise. It was 3-3 into 2nd quarter. Could have easily been 17-0 Middle though. But then APSU cashed in on their chances and Middle did not.
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Stephen Shirley 15h
Always bet AGAINST in the bowl game. You would have a 75% success rate.
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @PredsManDerek
I'm not actually convinced I want Stock gone. I just feel trapped with him.
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @iTim314
I am tired now.
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Stephen Shirley 16h
I'd settle for $100k per tweet which would allow the university to buy out the ridiculously structured sweetheart deal. Nothing like feeling trapped with no way out even if you truly wanted.
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
Stock is a great man. He has done great things for the players. He absolutely was the right man in 2006 to fix the problems that existed. But many fans doubt Stock is the future. He is a 1960s style coach in the digital age. It just doesn't feel like a good fit anymore. ###
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
We know next year will likely be a down year. (Please don't let it be as bad as Western's 2018.) But we have no hope for better days. It's been 13 years. We all know who Stock is. We are where we are and that is where we forever will be. 47/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
Worst of all, we feel powerless. It doesn't matter how we feel or what we think. MT fans are stuck with the way it is. Stock's contract means we couldn't buy him out even if he went winless for three straight years. 46/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @MTAthletics
An abundance of . A complete lack of fan engagement. Frustratingly predictable playcalling. .A.T..T instead of . Lack of successful affiliated engagement from . Competition from all the OTHER options available. We're just tired. 45/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
So yeah, fans are a bit beaten down at this point in the Stockstill tenure. Thirteen years with ZERO conference titles. Three times playing for title on last game of season only to lay three eggs. Regularly losing that critical, televised game in front of big crowds. 44/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Trust me, I will be cheering during live action. But FB is MADE for Twitter discussions during the myriad of timeouts. I am sitting in 2HH in the hot sun or the cold rain. Give me a better fan experience by providing a viable cell reception. 43/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
I want to read tweets during timeouts. I want to read opinions from fans watching at home if it was legit call during replay timeout. I want to check live stats. I WANT TO ENGAGE ON MY PHONE DURING TIMEOUTS!!! 42/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
It is 2018!!! We only have 15,000 people in Floyd Stadium. I should be able to get a signal on my phone during the game. I have 2:40 during each media timeout. I know because the hated red hat guy now has a buddy holding a digital clock. 41/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
I am leaving athletics tagged in this portion, because these are things that KILL fan experience at FB... FIX THE PHONE RECEPTION IN FLOYD STADIUM!!!
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @MTAthletics
Every post, article and comment from island bowls should have played up "once-in-a-lifetime" experience for players. But NEVER post about the experience for families of staff. It reinforces disconnect between athletic dept and fans. Oh boy... here goes another tangent... 39/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @MTAthletics
But with the Bahamas and Hawaii bowls in particular, showed a level of cluelessness to fan disappointments. Those are AWESOME destinations for the players. Just great. I love it for them. But it SUCKS for fans unable to attend. So don't "rub it in" in posts. 38/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
Bowl games are supposed to be fun, a reward for the players for a great season and enjoyable experience for the fans. Unfortunately, MT FANS have gotten hosed with 3/8 of horrible bowl destinations/timing. Detroit after Christmas and two island bowls are tough on fans. 37/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
You know how you turn some of that around? WIN THE FREAKING BOWL GAMES. Stock is 2-6 in bowl games. That's WORSE than mediocrity. 36/?
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
While MT does above average in conference play, we consistently finish the season with "mediocrity." On average 7.3 wins 5.7 losses That isn't worthy of annual contract extensions. 35/winding down
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Stephen Shirley 16h
Replying to @StephenAShirley
Our problem with going 5-3 or 6-2 in conference is that we are also dependent on body bag games for the financial payouts. So aside from one FCS home game, our team goes on the road for 3 losses each season. 34/?
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