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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dirk Koetter Coaching Aid

ASU Coach Dirk "My Name Sounds Like an Action Star" Koetter has been catching a lot of heat lately. After naming senior Sam Keller the Sun Devil starting QB last week, he abruptly changed his mind less than 24 hours later and named sophomore Rudy Carpenter the team's #1 QB. But the switch came only after Arizona State seniors called a meeting with Koetter to express their opinion and lobby for Carpenter.

Keller then left the ASU squad and has already enrolled at Nebraska. As result of the QB controversy, some folks are questioning Koetter's leadership and who is actually in charge in Tempe.

Well, thanks to our investigative team here, the MZone has uncovered just how Coach Koetter came to his decision.

19 comments:

St. Simons Island Nole said...

"Ask Mom"....Classic!

Anonymous said...

An article about ASU that didn't include pornographic coeds...for shame MZone, for shame.

Although one of the options on the wheel was "ask student body"; which could be some veiled reference to a naked sophmore that Koetter keeps in his office.

Anonymous IV said...

Does he just have one naked sophomore in his office or is there a rotational system set up from the student body? He might also have a recruiting pipeline from the porn industry.

On an unrelated note I need advice from the "Ask Yost" column.

A friend of mine, who is a Michigan fan and grew up in A2, found out that her current piece of meat graduated from tOSU. I was shocked, he graduated from tOSU, I was under the impression that tOSU is nothing but a football factory that also produces some fine criminals.

I am hoping that this is not longterm and she is able to see the error of her ways in the future.

Scott Boswell said...

Knowing kids from ASU, I'd like to add "Ask Jim (Beam) and Jack (Daniels)"

14 and Ohhhh said...

anon iv -

I am a tOSU grad, married a tOSU grad who happens to be a life-long UM fan (go figure). It's not as bad as it seems as long as they're not playing at the same time - "who gets to watch their team on HD?" But - that one day a year - it's a little rough. It's all love, baby...

CaliGirl said...

Actually, there is A LOT more to this story than media will report. Although I am not at liberty to say facts that I know, I feel (and know) Koetter did his team (and school) proud making a very strong decision in this situation. Good Luck Devils!!

Boomer Bear said...

caligirl,

i love it when "unnamed sources" cite "unnamed events". This sounds more like another T.O. press conference than any relevant information. If you can't say, then don't... but that shouldn't stop of from thinking the guy is a schmuck.

"The Bear"

CaliGirl said...

Bear,
I didnt' say they couldn't think the guy was a schmuck at all, everyone has the right to voice their opinion. I was simply stating that I think he did the right thing. My sources and information come directly from the football staff, hence the reason I am not at liberty to break that confidence.

Boomer Bear said...

Wait? Is your source Jim or Ed? Those guys! They are such kidders. They almost got me last week when they told me Colorado was changing their mascot to a limping duck. And the worst thing is I fell for it! So funny, those guys.. Well, I am sure they are giving you a hard time as well but we shall see. But if they tell you that USC is German for Purple Monkey don't fall for it. They got me on that one as well! Tell them I said "hi."

"The Bear"

CaliGirl said...

Who are Jim and Ed?

Boomer Bear said...

You really are a caligirl huh? :) That was my point!

Anonymous said...

Obviously he was referring to your "anon sources"... Haha

Anonymous said...

That's funny Boomer Bear, you make a good point. You can make up ANYTHING with anon sources especially if you won't even say what they said

CaliGirl said...

I got your sarcasm and was being sarcastic back. Have you never seen a comedy where the person makes the non-obvious statement/question?

Let me help you out....

Most people would have taken the route to call you out on the German definition of USC to mean Purple Monkey or Colorado's new limping duck mascot stories, I was being a smart ass by making the non-obvious statement inquiring about Jim and Ed.

I guess we "California Girls" aren't that bright....or maybe it is just you, as this is the SECOND time you misunderstood me. Oh well...

Boomer Bear said...

Dear Caligirl,

Yawn....

"The Bear"

Boomer Bear said...

Caligirl,

I am just giving you a hard time! :) I do find it funny you won't tell us your "sources info" especially since we would have no idea who they are. But anyway, don't take things so personally and you are welcome on our site anytime for comment (especially if you have more insider information that I won't be able to know) :)

"The Bear"

CaliGirl said...

Bear,

I am not taking anything personally. If I did, I wouldn't come to this site. As a matter of fact, I enjoy the banter with others who are as passionate about football as much as I...whether we agree or disagree.

I get "insider info" quite often, as I work in the sports industry, and have good insider connections to certain teams. I do not feel it is right to give up their identity, being what I am told is often times in confidence. I am a loyal person that does not rat out my friends. Hence the reason I didn't give the 'facts', nor their name(s). I was simply stating I feel Coach Koetter made the right decision.

GO BLUE!

(PS You are more than willing to 'give me a hard time' As long as I dish it, I must learn to take it....because I know you do the same)

Boomer Bear said...

Sounds good Caligirl... And now that I know you work in sports I can respect the "sources thing"... Cehck out our site sometime as we would welcome the comments of someone with your sense of humor and quick wittedness... "The Bear"

Anonymous said...

A common misconception in this story is that seniors lobbied for Carpenter to be the starting quarterback. However, the only football player reported to have asked for a switch was Terry Richardson, Rudy Carpenter's roommate.

Rudy Carpenter is a punk. Dirk Koetter is a prick. www.benchkoetter.com