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SipSip, I absolutely do not mean to offend you...

as I think you are one of the best posters we've ever had WRT Hoo Swimming & Diving.

However, for me, this is EXACTLY why I would prefer we NOT have a new HC that has ANY previous connection with Hoo swimming.

It appears to me that there is way too much "We're great as great can be, and everyone else, particularly UNC, is garbage." I certainly understand the distaste for everything baby blue, as I feel a lot of that myself. OTOH, I think the old program (Dino program simply had too much baggage associated with it to deliberately bring any of it back.

As an example, I never hear Brian Boland say ANYTHING negative about any other ACC school or tennis program. I think it helped the tennis players focus intensely on what should be foremost... doing everything they could to be great students, players, and citizens...not hating on other teams for their motivation.

I feel the same way about several sports, which is why I opposed Mike London right off the bat. He simply had too much prior connection, and the program had plenty of warts.

I realize the greatness that Dino brought to the program, and developed over the years, and I continue to have great respect for him and the program he built. However, there were problems... such as the hazing issues and the open revolt from alums and parents of alums that followed the separation. I got the distinct impression that many of those members of the inner circle cared for more for preserving what he had built than they did about the success of UVa or its swim/dive program.

If the best coach out there is from NC State or UNC or even Duke, I say go get him or her. and while I loved the individuals of the Dino era, I don't want one of them as our new head coach.

(In response to this post by SipSip)

Posted: 07/13/2017 at 2:17PM


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As a former 4 year swimmer (under Dino) -- SipSip 07/10/2017 10:44PM
  SipSip, I absolutely do not mean to offend you... -- WahooFla 07/13/2017 2:17PM
  I got the impression the Dino tree was poisoned -- PWillis52 07/11/2017 08:40AM
  Yeah it is getting to a disturbing number -- PWillis52 07/11/2017 1:16PM
  MTennis is a Dookie right? ** -- Zhoo 07/11/2017 1:18PM
  He is but you would never know it ** -- PWillis52 07/11/2017 1:24PM
  Cause he isnt from NJ and white? :) ** -- Zhoo 07/11/2017 1:35PM
  Lol that and he because he isn't a tool ** -- PWillis52 07/11/2017 1:41PM
  That's exactly why I posted it... -- DurhamCav 07/11/2017 12:11PM
  Agree 100%. Bill or Jake would right the ship. ** -- fluvafan 07/11/2017 11:40AM

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