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Can't a brotha have a weekend?...Answers to stuff

I indulged in a long planned vacation with wife and kid in New York. I skipped one full day blogging despite being on vacation. I checked back in today and it sounds like the lobby of Bailey Building & Loan.

To answer some questions that have been posed in the comments section:

1. NCAA transfer rules aren't waived because a coach is fired. A player would still have to sit out a year unless he could get a waiver. As I wrote previously, many players are taking a wait-and-see attitude because they'd like to see who the new coach is. It doesn't make much practical sense for most players to transfer.  

2. The list of people who know who the next football coach will be is short and, as of right this very second, doesn't include me. I've been around long enough to also know some folks, for their own benefit, will attempt to mislead me or lie to me. I will report what I know, what I'm told and, in this forum, sometimes analyze the information I get. I'm not going to say, "I think (some name here) will be the next FIU coach" until I have a more solid idea of that.

Sometimes, I'm told things way off the record -- as in, "please don't print or blog this, even using me as an unnamed source" -- and all I can tell you is what those tidbits might mean.

3. FIU would like to know Cristobal's next stop before talking money with the next coach, but it's not a red light. That's especially the case if FIU lands someone who doesn't need a ton of money in the early years of the deal (i.e. Houston Nutt, Butch Davis).

And FIU will find the money, if need be.

4. I made a public records request for athletic director Pete Garcia's evaluations back in July. This is what I received:Download PeteGarcia1 Download PeteGarcia2.

Obviously, those aren't yearly evaluations. I requested them again. The request was forwarded to Liz Marston, FIU's Associate General Counsel, who e-mailed that those were the only performance evaluations that could be found. I chuckled and knew I'd revisit this when the football season ended.

Last week, I re-requested those evaluations from Marston, pointing out that Garcia said he was evaluated each year as the coaches were. I also requested any official commendations, suspensions and censures in his file, as well as Mario Cristobal's performance evaluations, commendations, suspensions and censures.

Marston e-mailed back that they were in the process of gathering the documents and would respond in a reasonable time. I noted to her that Friday was five months from the original request, so "reasonable time" was in the past. I found it ridiculous, but interesting, that I was being told that something as basic as performance evaluations for an employee making over $350,000 a year in base salary didn't exist.

Why did I ask? Because I like to read.

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You can't blame Garcia for firing a coach that went 3-9 with 18 seniors starting. MC did what he could at FIU given his limitations as a coach.

Garcia has made a lot of good decisions for FIU Athletics, I expect good things coming out of this one.


You are right sir, good things will happen from this, PETE GARCIA will be forced to RESIGN and save FIU, Albert Maury and President Rosenberg any further embarrassment. Otherwise all 3 will go down together.

BANK on it.

Is Adam Beasley back covering FIU sports? This is the type of stuff he would write about. All good DJN, I'm sure you'll get what you're asking for.

FIUJM, that's unfair. I want to know WTF Garcia is doing, and I'm a diehard FIU fan.

That said, we're not going to can him because of his selection of coach, mark my words.

Nothingx, don't be so sensitive. I was kidding..I like DJN, I'm sure FIU will get him what he request. Sucks that it has taken a while, but not the end of the world. I do admire DJN letting us know on his blog, hopefully pressure helps.

Man, if Nothing was any more sensitive he'd have to start using his Preperation H as sunscreen.

Keep digging DJN. This was a quality post and much appreciated. I'm just watching from a birds eye but this is where the story is... interesting stuff.

FIU Athletics seems to have constructed an iron curtain. Just look at what they've done Pete.

WELL ANOTHER DAY PASSES AND STILL NO HEAD COACH AND THE RECRUITS KEEP COMMING OFF THE BOARD. WELL, THE NEW HEAD COACH BETTER NOT BE JUDGED ON THIS RECRUTING CLASS. LET'S ALL REMEMBER THAT HE IS GETTING A REAL LATE START. SO LET'S KEEP THAT IN MIND ONCE SIGNING DAY GETS HERE.I DON'T CARE WHO WE BRING IN HERE EVEN IF WE GET URBAN MYER. THIS IS THE WORSE TIMING.ONE THING WE MUST DO AS "SO CALL" FIU FANS IS BE AT THE SPRING GAME. LETS FILL THE CAGE, AND SHOW HOUSTON NUTT ALL THE SUPPORT HE NEEDS.

JAMES KNAPP FPR NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR!!!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN

2010 Ole Miss 4–8 1–7 6th (West)
2011 Ole Miss 2–10 0–8 6th (West)
Houston Nutt 6-18 in his last 2 years as a HC at Ole Miss...stick to TV bro.

Manny Diaz, Texas - 97th against the run in 2012 at Texas, giving up 199 yards per game...wow

Butch Davis - 2010 NCAA violations involving improper benefits from agents, fired for academic misconduct...28-23 total record, but vacate all wins 2008-2009 and he is 12-39 including 7-25 in ACC games

Anyone else Pete Garcia??


Anyone see this kid we locked up and now will de-commit(FIU scout.com), geez...we cant sit around and wait anymore

Simeon Thomasmade an early commitment to FIU and he talked about the firing of head coach Mario Cristobal today.

"I'm gonna de-commit from FIU because they fired Coach Mario," Thomas said. "I'm gonna take visits to Clemson, Louisville, UCF, and FSU."

Thomas, 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, says one of those schools stands out over the rest.

"I've been talking with my cousin Levonte Whitfield, and Marvin Bracy and I'm leaning towards FSU a lot right now," he said. "Also, Hawaii offered me tonight."
Thomas talked more about his interest in Florida State, and his current offer situation with them.
"I have been talking to them for a long time now," he said. "I've always seen myself as a Nole. It's a great program and man they wanted to see some updated film on me. I just made my highlight tape but if I can sign that letter of intent on signing day it would make it big. It's a bonus that I have family also going there."
The standout defensive back prospect talked about what he'll be looking for in a school.

"To see if it would be the best fit for me -- not only the football world but the real world too. And I want to just become the best student athlete as possible."

You repeat a lie until it becomes the truth. Where did some of you found out Pete Garcia built this stadium? or that he has done great hires?

The funds for the stadium and all the expansion was allocated before Pedro got to FIU. He has a problem now because as of this coming year those funds are gone and he hasn't raised what's needed.

He's counting on Butch not only to coach, but to bring his wealthy friends. Manny Diaz Jr. will help him land who he really wants and that's MD the ex-mayor.

What we all should be demanding is PG's evaluations and performance. He is a public employee, we pay for his salary, and as such we HAVE THE RIGHT to see them.

Shame on FIU for not responding to DJN.

Great job DJN

President Rosenberg is YELLOW!!!!!!!!!! FIU still pay Modesto Madique over $500k a year to be retired? The people that are running FIU are a joke. From top to bottom, all of them. Take the training wheels off and take the next step to become a real university.

David -

Have you tried reaching out to President Rosenberg and asking him why he decided to stake his reputation on that dirty piece of trash Pedro Garcia and FAT ALBERT MAURY ?

I've had an opportunity to meet Mark a few times at social events, he seems to be a good man. I just can't believe he has allowed these 2 GOONS to get their FILTHY HANDS all over FIU in the name of $$$ for the school of Medicine.

Is there that much apathy on the Board of Trustees that nobody will come forward and tell the real story ? The level of disgrace and shame this will bring upon FIU will pass, but for President Rosenberg this will end his career in embarrassment.

Where is the rest of the Athletic Department integrity ? Is the paycheck really that important to you, where is the courage to STAND TOGETHER and tell the Board of Trustees and Mark Rosenberg ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Where is the OUTRAGE by FIU senior level administrators. Foundation Board, Alumni Board, Student Government ? They all know the stories and allegations are TRUE. How can they sit idly by and watch the great place they work at, the excellent work they do and the great place many tens of thousands have graduated from be used like a brothel Tiajuana, Mexico ???


I think we should find a Head Coach before the end of the world in 2 days.. Lol

I'm hoping we have a better idea of who the next coach and his staff will be BEFORE Christmas. I wonder if any of M.C's staff will stay on. Im guessing not. Some of those assistant coaches are great recruiters and outstanding on game day, but i do understand that once you cut the top, everyone else follows behind. Sucks!

this is actually something may very well never at any time read.

This entire situation has made a mockery of FIU as an institution. Pete Garcia is a scum bag, this is no secret. He did not build the football stadium, unless by "build" you mean sexually harass every young woman on the campus. His friendship with Albert Maury is the only reason he is still there. Has anyone looked at his resume? He was a gopher at UM, he was a gopher with the Cleveland Browns and then poof, he is an AD??? It was really nice to see Sports Illustrate us call the firing of Mario "the dumb move of the day". Fire this loser before all of the boosters bail on the atletic program. Peace, Love & James Knapp for AD.

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