So last week Syracuse sent a check for $200,000 and to the U. of Wyoming to get out of its commitment to go to Wyoming for the second half of a home-and-home series with the Cowboys. It is kind of a dick move but given that they gave over 2 year's notice and the fact that there was a $200G buyout clearly written into the contract, it doesn't really seem like that big a deal. I mean, who the fuck was going to watch these two programs have a 60 minute pillow fight anyway? Well, there is one person doesn't seem to see the renegging as a minor issue at all. Wyoming's football coach Joe Glenn(link courtesy of syracuse.com:
"It's just horrible, and it shows no class (by Syracuse)," Glenn told the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle of Cheyenne. "We signed the contract, and we went out there last year to play them. It doesn't show much character on their part."First, Joe's going to have a lot of favorite teams because everybody is going to beat Syracuse this year. And second, is this really worthy of this much press in Laramie (this is second time he's bitched about it)? Shouldn't he be focusing on your big showdown with UVA in a couple weeks? I mean, in the grand scheme of things this seems like a positive development for the program. You got $200,000 and you didn't have to play a home game against a crappy team that no one in your area cares about? It's not like the 2009 'Cuse game was the difference between sitting home or getting a bid to the Chick Fil A Peach Bowl or something. Maybe if Joe Glenn spent more time coaching and less time complaining about an east coast team not wanting to play his shitbag of a program they'd maybe win a game or two. Fucking idiot.
"I've got a new favorite team this season," Glenn quipped. "Anybody who beats Syracuse."
"They leave a hole in our 2009 schedule, so if you want to wish bad luck on somebody this year, wish bad luck on Syracuse," Glenn said. "They signed a contract to come to Laramie and play, and they didn't honor it so I'm putting all kinds of voodoo on them."
"It just shows a lot about the people you're dealing with," Glenn said. "They had no intention, I don't think, of ever coming out here and playing.
"They scheduled us, we came out there and spent the money to do that, and then they don't honor the contract."