Pat Henry

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  1. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    aTm track and field teams (men's and women's) each won their third National Championship in a row yesterday. Exactly why did we let Pat Henry get away.:dis:
     
  2. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    We want Bama's coach? :D
     
  3. PURPLE TIGER

    PURPLE TIGER HOPE is not a strategy!

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    Maybe the biggest mistake in LSU sports history?

    Well...maybe not. [​IMG]
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Pat Henry never got along well with Skip Bertman as their two programs jockeyed for position as the #3 sport at LSU. Henry won 27 National championships to Bertman's 5 but Skips program got all the ink and Skip got the high salary. It got worse when Skip was made AD. Henry never understood that sports like track which do not attract paying ticket-holders costs the department a lot of money and did not bring any in.

    The final straw was when Skip hired Pokey Chapman at a salary higher than Henry's. So Henry walked.
     
  5. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Guest

    They let Pat Henry go for the same reason that they got rid of Bob Broadhead. Not part of the buddy system.
     
  6. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    I think Coach Shaver has done very well, but I do miss Coach Pat Henry.
     
  7. KingEmeritus

    KingEmeritus ofthePoint

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    He's done well considering he's not Pat Henry. He's just the best there is.
     
  8. Tom Callender

    Tom Callender Founding Member

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    Well if we are gonna have a track team seems we would want to win the national championship. In that regard losing Pat Henry was a big mistake and I imagine the track program is still losing money...
     
  9. DoctorDave

    DoctorDave Guest

    "The final straw was when Skip hired Pokey Chapman at a salary higher than Henry's. So Henry walked."

    Ironically, Henry and Shavers now make virtually the same amount of money (~250,000$). Not much compared to coaches in money-making sports.
     
  10. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    If more folks went to track meets at LSU, maybe we could have kept him.
     

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