Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

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Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:16 pm

Coach Speir has a received a five year extension at Western. Best of luck to him.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by MAD Doctor » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:17 pm




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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by The Rock » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:38 pm

I’m really glad for him. I’m a little surprised with that long of an extension, but he is a solid dude, and I hope he does really well there for a long time. He turned that program around, but hopefully he can get over the hump and make it an FCS contender in the next few years



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by mountaineerman » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:38 pm

MAD Doctor wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Oops... Link

https://www.goblueridge.net/sports/4179 ... -extension#
Speir sat behind us on plane ride from Asheville to New Orleans for bowl! What a class act him and his wife.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by The Rock » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:41 pm

Side note to add:
Looks like Shawn Elliot is raiding Speir’s cabinet to fill some voids in his staff.
Brad Glenn is going to be his new OC.
There are many former App coaches and players in these 2 programs



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by ASU-FTW » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:45 pm

Only at Western can you get a contract extension for having an overall losing record!



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:48 pm

Western is the only team I root for in FCS. I hope coach succeeds.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by HighlandsApp » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 pm

“While we were not able to fund the football program anywhere close to our peers in the Southern Conference during Mark’s first seven years, he was still able to achieve three seven-win seasons – that speaks volumes to his, and his staff’s, ability to recruit and coach. Now that we finally have been able to reasonably fund the football program, I look forward to our successes on the field over the next six years.”



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by proasu89 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:38 am

ASU-FTW wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Only at Western can you get a contract extension for having an overall losing record!
In football, yes.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by Arsenal App » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:40 am

HighlandsApp wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 pm
“While we were not able to fund the football program anywhere close to our peers in the Southern Conference during Mark’s first seven years, he was still able to achieve three seven-win seasons – that speaks volumes to his, and his staff’s, ability to recruit and coach. Now that we finally have been able to reasonably fund the football program, I look forward to our successes on the field over the next six years.”
Their AD must have finally gotten Thunder Collins to write them another check.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by Yosef84 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:46 am

Good luck to Speir and WCU. I know it seems like blasphemy on here to say this, but I pull for Western in the SoCon now also. I don't have time to watch many FCS games but I do check the standings and keep up with how they are doing.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by Arsenal App » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 am

I'll pull for UCLA against Easy Teasy. That's about it.



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Re: Speir Extended for Five Years at WCU

Unread post by Stonewall » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:00 pm

ASU-FTW wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Only at Western can you get a contract extension for having an overall losing record!
Not so fast my friend ....



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