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Once again underlining the point...

that nobody on these boards really knows what they're posting about.

Yeah, I know, that's both unfair and inaccurate, but on the subjects of recruiting and internal athletics department stuff, I totally ignore ALL posts, because the vast majority of such posts are purely opinions plus conclusions people come to after many brewskis or cocktails.

I personally think that Jon Oliver was simply a convenient Sabre punching bag resulting from the mounting frustrations that had built up over the misfortunes of our once-strong football program, which got destroyed, not by Jon Oliver, but by an incredibly arrogant bull in the china shop named Al Groh, and a totally unprepared for prime time Mike London, neither of whom should've ever been given the time of day, let alone multi-millions per year to pontificate and harass game officials instead of actually recruiting and coaching.

Was Oliver good for UVa Athletics? Probably not, but he wasn't nearly the ogre he was made out to be by the mob mentality of the Sabre posters.

We Wahoo fans have been blessed to have O'Connor, Boland, and Bennett as long as we have, and every year, I'm more and more thankful that we still have 2 of the 3. Has Oliver been a + or a - in that regard? My guess is more of a + than a -, so I'm not going to ever join in on the lynch mob.

If anyone wants to be angry with the Athletics Department, it's my view that the best place to start is with those who have media and public relations responsibilities. IMHO, they are rank amateurs, and FAR behind their ACC brethren in effectiveness.

Correct, I don't know any more than the other Sabre posters, but I speak only from observations over 50 years.

(In response to this post by HowieT3)

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 10:29AM


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Jon Oliver leaving UVa -- UltimateHooFan 08/31/2017 11:29AM
  Perhaps it's really U.Va. leaving Jon Oliver ** -- LeadingEdge 08/31/2017 1:02PM
  Just about everyone on the FB board had him ... -- HowieT3 09/01/2017 8:32PM
  Once again underlining the point... -- WahooFla 09/03/2017 10:29AM
  Reaffirms my love of CL -- DurhamCav 09/01/2017 10:26PM

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