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Screamin_Eagle174 wrote:
TexasTerror wrote:
Ralph makes it seem that Sports Network will make a hire for the position again, though says he hopes it does not come in July.
Why all the third person? Using "I" would be a lot easier. :coffee:
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jlcharles wrote:Moss was infinitely better, Dougherty dropped off a bit from Moss' level, but Coulson was terrible. I stopped reading the articles for the most part.
What he said.

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Dukie95 wrote:
GannonFan wrote:Best FCS writer they've ever had? Come on, Tony Moss was fantastic and never had the biases Coulson had. Coverage went downhill ever since Moss left.
I liked Matt Dougherty's work.
Dougherty was okay, but he was pretty raw when it came to FCS knowledge early on. He got better the longer he was in the job, but he had pretty much zero knowledge about the FCS world when he started. For the first few years, you could throw a stone in an FCS messageboard forum and be assured you could hit someone with more insight than he had. But he certainly got better.
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Well he was the other Fresno St. Alum, I got him that White Tiger interview with Jim Gregory
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GrizFan5 wrote:Coulson single-handedly caused many FCS fans to stop coming to the site, and certainly to stop reading his articles. His coverage was spotty, biased and often filled with errors. Of course, the famous Tony Moss was much better, but even young Matt Dougherty was considerably better.
Agreed. I used to look forward to articles coming out there. Then I stopped after a few he wrote. I'd go just to browse picks.

Mr. C is knowledgeable but there have been better writers.
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Dukie95 wrote:
GannonFan wrote:Best FCS writer they've ever had? Come on, Tony Moss was fantastic and never had the biases Coulson had. Coverage went downhill ever since Moss left.
I liked Matt Dougherty's work.
So did I. Dougherty wasn't quite as good a writer as Moss (or as knowledgeable), but he was the only one to make the effort to pick winners for every single FCS game.

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I liked Dave Coulson's stuff. Also Matt's. There's room enough for both of them. :nod:
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GrizFan5 wrote:Coulson single-handedly caused many FCS fans to stop coming to the site, and certainly to stop reading his articles. His coverage was spotty, biased and often filled with errors. Of course, the famous Tony Moss was much better, but even young Matt Dougherty was considerably better.
:nod: I don't think I read a single article this past season.

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SmallCollegeFBFan wrote:Coulson had told me a couple weeks ago that there was a chance he would lose his job. There were some personality conflicts with he and some of the people there not getting along.
PRICELESS!!!! :rofl:

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Coulson was a coward who sniped at me and others on AGS and then hid behind Ralph's coat like a little girl.

When C got the job at SN, I told him I would send a letter to them letting them know what a jackass they hired and how Mr. C. was a person who would cause people to be turned off by his personality and anger issues.

Ralph then banned me for making a personal attack. :rofl:

Excuse me while I pop myself a beer and dance around the ashes of their dreams. :nod: :kisswink:
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Cluck U wrote:
SmallCollegeFBFan wrote:Coulson had told me a couple weeks ago that there was a chance he would lose his job. There were some personality conflicts with he and some of the people there not getting along.
PRICELESS!!!! :rofl:

:cya:

Coward was a coward who sniped at me and others on AGS and then hid behind Ralph's coat like a little girl.

When C got the job at SN, I told him I would send a letter to them letting them know what a jackass they hired and how Mr. C. was a person who would cause people to be turned off by his personality and anger issues.

Ralph then banned me for making a personal attack. :rofl:

Excuse me while I pop myself a beer and dance around the ashes of their dreams. :nod: :kisswink:
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Ok, I'm gonna go ahead and throw Cluck's vote on the "Not a fan of Coulson" pile.
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TexasTerror wrote:Ralph Wallace of College Sporting News is reporting that David Coulson has left the Sports Network.

Coulson had been with Sports Network since the summer of 2007 covering the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Coulson was probably the best writer the SNW has had as far as FCS goes and will surely be missed.
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I always wondered where the appy state bias came from, now I know since he was a reporter their.

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My favorite Coulson memory was starting a thread a couple of years ago on AGS "Fire Souers", after another 6-5 late season collapse. I stated logical reasons why he should go. Coulson didn't post, just gave me neg rep "You're an idiot". Since then, 6-5, 5-6 with two more late season collapses.
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dbackjon wrote:My favorite Coulson memory was starting a thread a couple of years ago on AGS "Fire Souers", after another 6-5 late season collapse. I stated logical reasons why he should go. Coulson didn't post, just gave me neg rep "You're an idiot". Since then, 6-5, 5-6 with two more late season collapses.
You gotta hand it to Coulson though, he got that one right.
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Ursus A. Horribilis wrote:
dbackjon wrote:My favorite Coulson memory was starting a thread a couple of years ago on AGS "Fire Souers", after another 6-5 late season collapse. I stated logical reasons why he should go. Coulson didn't post, just gave me neg rep "You're

an idiot"
. Since then, 6-5, 5-6 with two more late season collapses.
You gotta hand it to Coulson though, he got that one right.
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dbackjon wrote:
Ursus A. Horribilis wrote: You gotta hand it to Coulson though, he got that one right.
:jack: :whip: :willybs: :hater:
DB, Ursus was just talking about the spelling. We have too many idiots here (and formerly at AGS) who would have incorrectly typed 'Your an idiot' instead of 'You're an idiot'. :thumb:

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So - Ralph's article indicates that Coulson did in fact make changes to the TSN poll process.

Coincidently the credibility of the TSN poll has plummetted in recent years because of the errors associated with its reporting and the absolutely ridiculous teams in the OVR.

Interesting. Someone kept telling me that it wasn't Coulson's fault that the poll was messed up.... :coffee:

Maybe TSN will get the ship righted and the poll we regain some credibility.


I will give Coulson credit on one thing: he was the writer in residence when TSN did away with the mid-major crap. I don't know whether it was his idea or not, but it was a good decision.

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danefan wrote:I will give Coulson credit on one thing: he was the writer in residence when TSN did away with the mid-major crap. I don't know whether it was his idea or not, but it was a good decision.
I doubt it. I remember Coulson writing about how the NEC had been "obnoxious" in its efforts to get the auto-bid. He never said in what way.

If he meant the posters on AGS had been obnoxious, that would be his opinion, but he's way too thin-skinned to last long on this board.

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bandl wrote: If by "Best" you mean "loves to deep throat all things Appy State"
that's right, when it comes to writing about FCS football he's John Holmes, you're Seka
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Ursus A. Horribilis wrote: Ok, I'm gonna go ahead and throw Cluck's vote on the "Not a fan of Coulson" pile.
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UAalum72 wrote:
danefan wrote:I will give Coulson credit on one thing: he was the writer in residence when TSN did away with the mid-major crap. I don't know whether it was his idea or not, but it was a good decision.
I doubt it. I remember Coulson writing about how the NEC had been "obnoxious" in its efforts to get the auto-bid. He never said in what way.

If he meant the posters on AGS had been obnoxious, that would be his opinion, but he's way too thin-skinned to last long on this board.
That is definitely the truth.

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Yeah, I pretty much quit reading his stuff.... I think that I sent him an Email or two letting him know what I thought about some of his work.... I do not recall getting a response. Hopefully, TSN can find a knowledgeable, unbiased professional to take on this role. My fear is that to do that job right, the amount of work and research necessary does not justify the pay.... A true professional in this role would do EVERYTHING possible to promote FCS and not choose to single out and hammer individual teams or conferences like say the PFL or NEC.... Finding that person is going to one heck of a challenge IMHO.

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bandl wrote:"Best" writer my ass...
If by "Best" you mean "loves to deep throat all things Appy State"
:ohno:
Sounds like a JMU co-ed....
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dbackjon wrote:
Ursus A. Horribilis wrote: You gotta hand it to Coulson though, he got that one right.
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He neg repped me for my view on DWI laws....I neg-repped him back & said fvck off...problem solved...
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Coulson was a hack. And had the worst mullet I've ever seen. And paid for pussy.

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