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This isn't a scab we should be picking right now

I am not sure what Dom hopes to accomplish with his public diary entries - or "Deep Thoughts by Dom" as I can't help but think of them when I am reading his articles.

The bottom line is the UVA / Dom Starsia relationship is complicated. The guy has a tremendous record on the field, he recruited and coached some of the best players in UVA lacrosse history (including both on and off the field behavior), and he has some national championship hardware to throw in as well. The problem is that he also has some very dark moments, including the darkest you can contemplate. A student was murdered by one of his players in an environment that reeked of lack of discipline. To say that is a little hard to get over is a massive understatement. Even his latest NC had to be snatched from the jaws of defeat as lack of player discipline threatened to rip the program apart - and it wasn't until the TEAM voted to kick the bad seeds off the squad that the season was turned around. Top that off with some heaping servings of nepotism, and it was clear Dom had to go.

I don't understand why he wouldn't go quietly given the situation. Let the wounds heal as best they can, and come back when the record speaks more loudly than the flaws. It tells me he is completely tone-deaf (which may have been part of the problem in the first place).

There is no denying that the man has a huge heart. Maybe it is his tragic flaw. I just wish it hadn't had to play out like a tragic play, but it seems that the story line will continue that way, because he won't let the curtain go down...

(In response to this post by Zhoo)

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 10:29AM


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Current Thread:
  Dom's IL article -- smmtiger 09/05/2017 2:12PM
  He enjoyed recruiting 8th graders ** -- HburgCav 09/05/2017 11:04PM
  He and 3 other coaches set new standards in ER -- HOOLAXFAN 09/06/2017 5:55PM
  Yes, as I said, in order to remain competitive. -- Hooddihsm 09/07/2017 07:07AM
  Lars had the balls to walk the walk, unlike Dom ** -- HOOLAXFAN 09/06/2017 5:56PM
  Yea - he just steals from other teams -- malkmus 09/06/2017 6:20PM
  He was upfront about it......stand up guy ** -- HOOLAXFAN 09/06/2017 8:10PM
  What is wrong with you? -- vonmisian 09/07/2017 11:24AM
  My question was addressed to you, personally -- vonmisian 09/07/2017 12:34PM
  I am really trying to, but these articles -- Zhoo 09/08/2017 10:01AM
  Well said ** -- malkmus 09/07/2017 4:56PM
  One more note re. your wise post -- malkmus 09/07/2017 12:13AM
  Re: Dom's IL article -- dek 09/05/2017 8:14PM
  His writings perplex me -- GreenBottleNight 09/05/2017 2:58PM
  Having won a national championship in 2011? -- malkmus 09/05/2017 11:03PM
  The admin treated him very fairly IMO -- Zhoo 09/05/2017 11:17PM
  These articles are atonement for past sins..... -- HOOLAXFAN 09/06/2017 08:45AM
  This isn't a scab we should be picking right now -- Priffski 09/06/2017 10:29AM
  Re: This isn't a scab we should be picking right now -- whoobastank 09/06/2017 4:42PM
  Totally agree with all of this - well said ** -- malkmus 09/06/2017 3:22PM
  Thats how I feel about the situation ** -- Zhoo 09/06/2017 10:57AM

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