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Why does the administration care more about covering for an obviously incompetent coach than they do their student athletes? These young women and men deserve to be provided the opportunity to compete to the best of their talents, but are not being trained, motivated or encouraged to do so. Why does the administration not care that during practice the head coach's professional athletes are being provided more instruction and time than the university runners? Why are they even training at the same time? Why does the administration not care that the pros are provided transportation to meets paid for by the university? These pros take up space, each one taking up a seat or two, while the UT runners are often forced to sit two to a seat. Why does the administration not care that the pros use rooms paid for by the university? Does it matter that "the room wasn't being used"? Can't one cancel a registration at a hotel? Who books these rooms? Isn't it known beforehand how many athletes on the team are traveling? You know what? It's not. The athletes don't even know if they're traveling or not. They find out by not being handed an agenda the day before the team leaves for a meet. There is no discussion on why one isn't traveling; now isn't that superior coaching and a decent way to treat your athletes? Why doesn't the administration care that typically the athletes don't know what event they are competing in until the day before or day of a meet? Why doesn't the administration care that the student athletes aren't given specific goals, workouts tailored to each runner or well thought out critiques after a run? Many of these student athletes had dreams and the talent to continue their running careers after graduation. Why doesn't the administration care that these young adults are being robbed of their talents and dreams? I have no connections to any former coaches or anyone formerly on the team as I have read about in other Internet blogs. My only connection to this deplorable situation is my daughter. My child is stuck in a dreadful situation, has no way out, yet, no one cares about her or her teammates only about continuing to protect a man who is making $250,000 yearly while not doing his job. Why, when it is flagrantly apparent that the track and field program is being run in an substandard, inferior and unacceptable manner, is the head coach being allowed to continue to train professional athletes? Aren't these student athletes deserving of a coaching staff and a legitimate befitting training program allowing them to compete at their maximum potential?
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