View Full Version : Freshman - Cory Davis "Loves the Coaches"
Old JMU Fanatic
08-29-2003, 05:49 AM
Todays DNR Davis says he loves JMU and the coaches since he came here for the camps. Has made his way into the starting lineup as a true freshman at 345 lbs. Can't wait to see him perform.
JMU should offer Mickey an extension right now before the first game and get a hell of a mess out of the way and the season started off on a high note. These kids would respond and it would be a hell of gesture on the part of the university with the situation with Clayton and all - IMO. Don't mean to drag that up now, but I couldn't help it with everything going on in his life and the fact this is the most excited I've been about football at JMU in a long time - damn the record this year. And then I read something like this about a player and the coaches and I can't help but think they have it going here now let's get this done.
Go Dukes and good luck Sat. Cory.............. :D
08-29-2003, 08:49 AM
I couldn't agree with you more OJF. I don't think we should ever feel bad about mentioning Clayton, he surely is in our thoughts frequently.
Clayton - is part of our JMU family
Clayton - is part of our JMU football family
Clayton - is part of our Dukes Domain/ CAAZONE family
08-29-2003, 08:51 AM
that's exactly what I've been saying all along. :) I bleed football, been around it all of my life. Mickey, simply, unlike the 'other' program, has something special brewing. We'll see the fruits of it this year and perhaps something wonderful next year. For 3 years now (and an expected 'rough' three years) I've been sayin' "screw the record" and take a look at the program as a whole. As an alum, I'm not only excited about the prospects of a super season and continued success (a la he's the New Tubby), but I'm proud of the program. Clean, super athletes, open and approachable coaches that the kids respond to magnificently to 'em... I agree Fanatic - show the Mick some luv and give him a one year extension, he sure could use it right now (and so could I). Yeah, Mickey... we're behind ya and hope the very best for your son's returned health. God bless ya, now go throttle the Flames! :twisted:
08-29-2003, 09:33 AM
I still don't advocate giving Mickey an extension, but now I throw another, bigger reason into the mix...
Jeff Bourne was very clear that he wanted to wait until the end of the season, and he would not consider an extension until then. Just think what kind of @ss he would look like if the coach's kid got in an extremely serious car accident and then he decided to go against what he had said previously and offered up an extension.
So essentially what you are telling Coach Matthews at that point is that your performance really doesnt matter, we are giving you an extension because of your family's position and we feel sorry for you.
I feel a tremendous amount of pain for the Matthews family at this point, but I think Bourne going back on his word sends the WRONG message to everyone, and most importantly, Coach Matthews. If there is going to be any leeway given in this situation it should be at the end of the season, rather than now.
08-29-2003, 09:34 AM
1 year contract extention, ok. More than that no way. I am 100% behind the Mick, but at some point we need to start winning. 2 years more years of 5 - 6 or 6-5 is not acceptable.
08-29-2003, 09:55 AM
I am 100% behind the Mick :lol:
Ski - I don't disagree with your post, but I think for those of us who believe in Mickey and continue to see what he is building, we'd be happy to get this extension sooner rather then later. I'm not for a one year extension. For me if it's not at least a 3 year extension, then let's wait. I'm not for, and I know Mickey would not be for a pity 1 year extention. But once it is apparent to Jeff as it is to alot of us, I'd like to see him take care of this.
My concern is if JMU does well this year, Mickey might want to take a month or two after the season to determine his alternatives. There are probably some pretty attractive assistant coaching positions that could be available in the 1A or Pro level - not to mention a possible head coaching position that could rival a head coaching job at JMU.
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