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Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

Posted on: February 12, 2009 10:56 am
 

Does this end a possible new NCAA investigation into Marshall and Bobby Pruett?

Pruett retired (again) on Wednesday. Terming it "maybe the toughest year of my life," the former Marshall head coach walked away for the second time, this time from Virginia, in less than four years. He had recently had the title assistant head coach added to his duties as defensive coordinator for the Cavaliers.

That kind of move doesn't necessarily suggest Pruett was contemplating retirement. It suggests Pruett had just gotten a raise.

It could be more than coincidence that the retirement just days after a lawsuit involving Marshall and Pruett, 65, was settled. As I wrote at the time, there was the possibility that the NCAA could come back in on Marshall and investigate charges against Pruett by former players and at least one former Marshall coach.

“I had two former (Marshall) players killed, my best friend back in West Virginia is struggling with cancer and my brother passed away this year," Pruett said. "My wife had two major surgeries and I’ve had a shoulder surgery. When we came here, we planned on doing this for some time. When you get to my stage in life, where there are many more years behind you than there are in front of you, you have to reassess your priorities from time to time. As much as I love our players and coaches and I love football, I think it is time to look at other things.”

Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 3:06 am
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

Best of fortunes to Coach Pruett.  Life on life's terms can be tough.




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2009 5:14 pm
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

good call




Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 1:41 am
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

Dude, he wasn't responsible for those deaths.  He was just saying that two of his former players died and he was grieving for the losses.  Notice how after saying this he talks about his best friend having cancer.  Next time, read the article thoroughly before making ridiculous posts like the one you wrote earlier.




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 1:25 am
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

On June 15, 2008 former Marshall defensive end Johnathan Goddard died in a a motorcycle crash in Florida. Less than a month later Donte Newsome, a former linebacker and fullback was shot on July 5. Both players played professionally, Newsome in the AFL 2 and Goddard for the Lions and Colts.

I didn't know about that.. I've always been a fan of Marshall and have respect for them. Great movie!! and they've been through so much.. I just didn't know the coach had responsibility towards the death of his players. That's news to me.




Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2009 3:58 pm
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

On June 15, 2008 former Marshall defensive end Johnathan Goddard died in a a motorcycle crash in Florida.  Less than a month later Donte Newsome, a former linebacker and fullback was shot on July 5.  Both players played professionally, Newsome in the AFL 2 and Goddard for the Lions and Colts.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2009 1:55 pm
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

yeah did he order a hit?




Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2009 1:53 pm
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

Ok, that was a stupid statement.

As a Hokie fan, I do feel a little badly for UVA. They can't seem to keep their assistants, and now this. It's just more bad news for Al Groh.




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2009 11:20 am
 

Bobby Pruett retires for the second time

How did he have them killed?



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