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Many changes in Titanland

Posted: 12/27/2012 8:58 PM

Many changes in Titanland 

I've been off the board for some time now and out of touch with Titan baseball and Titan athletics. Can someone catch me up?

What happened to Mr.Quin? I heard some guy from Hawaii is now our AD. Saw his presser and was not impressed. Obviously they thought DiTollo wasn't qualified for the job. I remember hearing there was some issues from the past with him and administration. Is he gone too?

What happened to President Gordon? Some woman from Dominquez is running the show?Doesn't sound promising to me for athletics.

How is Ira doing? Does he still post? I always enjoyed his comments. Seems like he has been around forever.

What has happened to someone named Paul Joseph? He posted for years liike he had insight and now I just noticed him on only BB board. I thought he was a strange person anyway.

How is Hook doing? I always liked him but was a little surprised our school hired him.

Does our Ath Dept still have budget issues as always?

Are we going to be good in baseball this season?

Do we still have the Diamond Club and are they still raising monies for team?

Thank you for any assistance.

Last edited 12/27/2012 9:00 PM by Oldtimer1974

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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:02 AM

RE: Many changes in Titanland 

1 Gordon retired
2 Quinn retired
3 M Franks retired
4 Di toll still there but new pres wanted someone outside for new AD
5 I heard baseball team should be better

Wait and see how this will shake out

Go Titans
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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:56 AM

Re: Many changes in Titanland 


Thanks for your post, your comments have started my day with a smile. Welcome back.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 12:49 PM

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We continue to have challenges with support from our top administrators, fundraising, and student interest. It has pretty much become the Titan way. Year after year, the team has persevered and found a way to succeed in spite of all that. We all hope that will continue under the new coaching staff.

I think our middle administrators still want a successful baseball program and will give it all the support their meager resources will allow. I don't know much about the new AD, but I do know that Hawaii is a very baseball-friendly school and fully expect him to be as well. Hopefully that's one of the criteria he was selected for, although the entire reason is still a mystery to all of us (with the possible exception of KSR).

Ira still posts as TitanFan1. He has less hair but more Titan wisdom.

The jury is still out on Hook. Our position in college baseball has come full circle since the 70's. We became a premiere team while the big conferences weren't paying attention to baseball. Now they are and we seem to be gradually falling back to something like a mid-major with an attitude. That can be as good a place to be as it was in the 70's and 80's if we recruit like we did back then. It'll be up to the coaching staff to make that happen, though.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 2:30 PM

Re: Many changes in Titanland 

But what about Paul Joseph? That's the important question.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:36 PM

Re: Many changes in Titanland 

Coeus wrote: 

 I don't know much about the new AD, but I do know that Hawaii is a very baseball-friendly school and fully expect him to be as well. Hopefully that's one of the criteria he was selected for, although the entire reason is still a mystery to all of us (with the possible exception of KSR).

Obviously, I was not privy to the A.D. selection decision-making.  Donovan clearly had the most impressive resume, and the most actual experience as a big-time D-1 A.D.  I have no doubt those were some very important factors.

Donovan officially starts Monday.  I am happy to report that he responded very quickly to some departmental concerns expressed by an important booster.  It would have been very easy for him to simply postpone his involvement until he was actually onboard.

I look at this as a very positive sign, and I am hopeful that he can help to raise the bar for all of our programs.  I will certainly do whatever I can to support his efforts.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:56 PM

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Thanks for asking yes, I am still around..  This coming season will be my 34th year of watching TITAN baseball and I have a very good feeling about this years team..  I believe that very good things are in store for Hooky and the team...  We will have a lineup that will feature a lot of the seniors, and they are hungry for a return trip to Bugaha where we have not been in quite a while..  Feel free to stop by my seat I still seat in the same place Sec K Row Q Seat 1..  I am still as vocal as ever and plan to be more so this season especially when Nebraska and Oregon and the dirt scum come calling..  SEE U AT THE YARD..
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Posted: 12/30/2012 9:29 PM

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Let me clarify one thing about the new president, Dr G: she is light years from Uncle Miltie who did a wonderful job screwing over Titan Athletics for 20 years. Dr G wasted no time in taking her discretionary funds to paint the gym and fixed the locker room. Recently new sod was put in the football stadium, looks very nice and green. Her team took time to listen to us, unlike the previous administration who thought that it was too good to speak to us.

This is a clear sign that the university is heading in the right direction which is overdue for 20 years. After 20 years of going backward and being the worst D1 operation in the conference, we are seeing things happening.

Jim Donovan was the best candidate since Day 1. I was praising him the minute I read his resume. Meeting him at the press conference and the welcome cocktail party, had shown me that he was better than his resume. He is a leader that this university needs in order to fix the damages from the past and to move forward in a positive strategized direction.

The $9M athletics budget is currently the lowest in the conference, but do not be surprise to see it going up soon. The current ref fee is $71 once again lowest in the conference, UC Davis at $750 is the highest and $22M budget. UCSB and UOP at around $350 which is in the middle with about $20M budget. Sac State in the Big Sky and the CSU system has a 2.7M football budget and it made $500k each for playing Oregon St and Colorado. The Hornets won at Colorado this year.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 6:34 AM

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Well like I said in earlier post I've been away for some time but one thing that hasn't changed is HoopsDr voicing his bias opinion. I'm shocked while I was away that you weren't named President, AD, basketball coach and baseball coach all in the same calendar year. My believe is that is when CSF heads in the right direction with their athletic dept and with there money issues. Some things never change!

My only question that wasn't answered by all the great Titans members was where is Paul Joseph?
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Posted: 01/01/2013 2:05 AM

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Oldtimer1974 wrote: My only question that wasn't answered by all the great Titans members was where is Paul Joseph?
Never heard of him. Is he a freshman?
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