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Subject: Joe Moglia Taking Leave of Absence


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Date Posted: 11:28:57 08/15/17 Tue

I've long had an interest in and admiration for Joe Moglia. He of course has a connection to the Ivies as a former defensive coordinator at Dartmouth and was a finalist for the Columbia job which eventually went to Pete Mangurian.

Moglia announced over the summer that he will be taking a medical leave of absence this coming season. The press conference he held to explain exemplifies all that makes him different from most coaches and most leaders.

http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/072817aaa.html

I know this qualifies as unsubstantiated "I told you so," but I was amazed that Columbia selected Mangurian over Moglia, although of perhaps Lion fans may feel that misstep had the side effect of setting them up to hire Bagnoli just three years later. I would always opt for a guy like Moglia who has succeeded spectacularly in another field, even if he had been out of football for a long time. Quote I just made up: "Coaches don't coach; men do."

I further know that we're all on a knife's edge about after the events in Charlottesville, but has anybody ever noticed that a relatively high percentage of football coaches are Italian-American? It's uncanny. In Fairfield County, virtually all of the leading coaches are Italian-American, except for the new guy in Fairfield who is, against all stereotype, a successful Jewish doctor from Greenwich. You know, just like the movies.

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[> Subject: Re: Joe Moglia Taking Leave of Absence


Author:
al's wingman
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Date Posted: 18:54:11 08/15/17 Tue

All the best to Coach Joe. His work at Coastal Carolina has been amazing. Just watching their games you can see the disciplined play and team philosophy in action. For the CU job, it was certainly farcical for Moglia to be passed over for Pete Mangurian. Though would Moglia have been able to muscle the financial facelift required to win at CU? The new AD and Coach Bagnoli have moved a mountain in no small way as a result of the colossal failure of Mangurian.

No consolation but it would seem both Mangurian and then-AD M Dianne Murphy's careers have nose dived as a result of that tragedy of events.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Joe Moglia Taking Leave of Absence


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 10:27:42 08/16/17 Wed

Take a few minutes of time to google Moglia's two-core philosophies for his football program: BAM (Be A Man) and LAF (Life After Football).

He's explicit that BAM is not about gender, but about taking responsibility for your actions and accepting full accountability. LAF is self-explanatory, but a good reminder that, while the Ivies like to sell access to a powerful alumni network, teaching young men to prepare for life after football is much broader than giving a graduate a high-paying job on Wall Street.

Moglia is doing great things for his kids and winning championships at the same time. This should have been happening in Morningside Heights but what are you going to do? As Moglia himself would have told Columbia, "No risk, no reward." I think Bagnoli will do an excellent job, but Moglia would have been transformative.

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[> Subject: Italian Americans


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 21:28:40 08/15/17 Tue

are about the only kids still playing baseball in Fairfield County too, kinda sad but that's just the way it is.

At one point when I was growing up in Westchester County(60's), NY over half the population was of Italian descent. I am only a quarter eyetalian but my dad's dad was born in Italy and my last name ends in a vowel

I went to 12 yrs of Catholic school before college we were either Irish or Italian, a much more peaceful time before the destructive left's identity politics, sad but true

BTW I did successfully complete the NRA defensive handgun academy this past weekend outside of Martinsburg, WV. It was very interesting but dark, according to the instructors the world is coming to an end and this was before Charlottesville. I got my concealed draw time down to 1.7 secs and hit the target the mandatory 2 times.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Italian Americans


Author:
Diogenes (Holtsledge)
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Date Posted: 22:57:27 08/15/17 Tue

12 gauge turkey load is much better.

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[> Subject: Re: Joe Moglia Taking Leave of Absence


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Uptown
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Date Posted: 12:33:42 08/17/17 Thu

"a much more peaceful time before the destructive left's identity politics, sad but true."

Lest we forget the right's racist thugerry

As for shooting, I leaned mine in PLC at Quantico. What branch did you serve in?

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[> [> Subject: Thank you for your service


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:41:23 08/17/17 Thu


The guy across the hall from me and I agree on virtually nothing on politics.

But I'm more than happy to cover his cases while he's doing his duties in the Marine Reserves.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Thank you for your service


Author:
Uptown
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Date Posted: 14:35:52 08/17/17 Thu

I just figured with your affinity for firearms you might have wanted to test yourself, draft or no draft. It is a question I ask gun aficionados. The answer is usually one like yours My respect and gratitude to your forebears.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: not a lot


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 15:27:42 08/17/17 Thu

of people at least in college in those days really wanted to test them selves in the morass that was Vietnam in 1960's started by 1 and then micromanaged by another Democrat. Among other things they drafted the kids out of the mine and mill towns while allowing until the lottery the college kids to avoid service, heck they didn't even call up the reserves like they have done in the 2 gulf wars.

Please don't cheap shot me about my affinity for guns. I grew up them in household and on my grandfather's farm was exposed to them at a fairly early age. I took the course to refine my technique with a handgun to learn how to safely defend myself if need be. The first thing the course taught was AVOID confrontation if at all possible.
When I moved to PA after college I went hunting with all the unlucky guys that had been drafted and served in Nam. They all said I was lucky I never got called to serve over there

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Uptown
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Date Posted: 16:00:13 08/17/17 Thu

Then of course your Nixon got elected with his "secret plan" to end the war that took 5 years. I didn't want this discussion to get out of hand. But your OP was red meat.

I'll stop now.

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 16:43:29 08/17/17 Thu

Nixon. I was 18 when he got elected not sure if I even voted to tell you the truth. If I did it probably was for him but that is because of the influence most parents have over their kids at that age

I'll stop now as well

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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 14:21:40 08/17/17 Thu

That's my draft lottery number from Dec 1969 so I didn't serve. My father was in the 101st Airborne in WW2 and my mother was an army nurse overseas on Okinawa. Her father a farm boy from Minnesota served in the trenches in WW1 and got a disability check for the rest of his 98 years because his unit was in a mustard gas attack

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