UCLA Didn’t Talk To Fulmer

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It's pretty standard practice in these situations to speak with the AD first.

Now, if I were a coach and my AD denied me the chance to speak with another school that came calling, that would be another problem entirely. But if UCLA's AD really went completely around Fulmer to approach Barnes ... let's just say I'm not at all surprised their search has been a dumpster fire.
 
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Their AD is apparently under some pressure and may be on the way out. What is it they say about pressure revealing character rather than building it? Guess his deficit in character has been revealed.
 
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It’s a common courtesy to notify the AD that you wish to interview the coach. It’s a fair practice that gives the AD the chance to try to keep the coach if he/she wants. What UCLA did was basically try to steal Barnes like a thief in the night but given their desperation at this point it’s not surprising.
 
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It’s a common courtesy to notify the AD that you wish to interview the coach. It’s a fair practice that gives the AD the chance to try to keep the coach if he/she wants. What UCLA did was basically try to steal Barnes like a thief in the night but given their desperation at this point it’s not surprising.
And Barnes obliged. Must have been the Christian thing to do.
 
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It’s a common courtesy to notify the AD that you wish to interview the coach. It’s a fair practice that gives the AD the chance to try to keep the coach if he/she wants. What UCLA did was basically try to steal Barnes like a thief in the night but given their desperation at this point it’s not surprising.
Wonder why this appears to be the etiquette in college sports? Can’t recall a prospective employer contacting my current employer prior to interviewing me, only if things got serious and they wanted to verify my employment.
 
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It’s a common courtesy to notify the AD that you wish to interview the coach. It’s a fair practice that gives the AD the chance to try to keep the coach if he/she wants. What UCLA did was basically try to steal Barnes like a thief in the night but given their desperation at this point it’s not surprising.
I think that was pretty much a given back when greed comes from the university, players, and millionaire coaches. I read an article a while back about how the TexTec coach now was at Nevada and the AD called Nevada AD and told her I think that he was hiring the coach. She said you have not asked permission and he said he did not have to and he had already talked to Chris Brand and he was coming to TT. No loyalty among thieves anywhere now. Not sure had Barnes got to UCLA if Phil and been asked or not but I would have hoped so. Don't say this deal with Barnes was not about money because it she looked it to many on VN! JMHO as always!
 
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