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  • Sims Out at MSSU

    Following was just released by MSSU:

    Missouri Southern State University has made a change in the leadership of its football program. Director of Athletics Jared Bruggeman announced today that Jeff Sims, head football coach, has been relieved of his duties.

    Joe Bettasso, linebackers coach, will serve as interim head coach through the upcoming spring football season, which begins in February.

    “We have every confidence in Coach Bettasso that he will be committed to growing a successful program, leading with integrity, and putting our student-athletes first,” said Bruggeman. “Bettasso has served as interim head coach before and we feel he is the right person to step in as we search for a new leader for Southern football.” Missouri Southern President Dean Van Galen and Bruggeman will meet with football student-athletes, this week, regarding the change. A national search will begin soon.

    “We will be looking for someone who has built a winning program, is high-energy, and has strong organizational skills," said Bruggeman. “A healthy athletics program is vital to the college experience and we are looking forward to the upward momentum of the program for all of our Lion community.”

  • #2
    Buh Bye.

    About time the leadership at Missouri Southern makes this move.

    This was a bad hire from the start. Time to move on from his debacle.

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    • #3
      Congrats to MoSo on the best football personnel decision they've made since firing their previous HC. Although, a strong argument can be made that this is an even better decision.

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      • #4
        Any inside info on this one? Seems like this decision was at the very least sprung on him today, if not decided today.

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        • #5
          Did MoSo play any games this year?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bryon Ramos View Post
            Did MoSo play any games this year?
            They played a game with Central Arkansas and i think one with Pittsburg State

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bryon Ramos View Post
              Did MoSo play any games this year?
              Nope.

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              • #8
                No surprise after they didn't win a game all year.

                But seriously, I'm a little surprised by any personnel moves made in a year like this.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GrifFan View Post
                  No surprise after they didn't win a game all year.

                  But seriously, I'm a little surprised by any personnel moves made in a year like this.
                  Based on the original post only (with no context for the full press release), this reads as having to do with a lot more than just wins and losses.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NWHoops View Post

                    Based on the original post only (with no context for the full press release), this reads as having to do with a lot more than just wins and losses.
                    Clearly.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NWHoops View Post

                      Based on the original post only (with no context for the full press release), this reads as having to do with a lot more than just wins and losses.
                      That was the entire press release. The local paper online says that Coach Sims says he was not given a reason. That he believes it was due to a new direction from new leadership at the university.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GrifFan View Post

                        Clearly.
                        ^^^^^wasn’t he there for only like a yr?! (not counting this non season)

                        no doubt something off the field
                        Go Bearcats!
                        M-I-Z-Z-O-U!

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                        • #13
                          It could simply be an image thing. Simms has baggage. Whether it's deserved or not is irrelevant. The baggage and the perception is still there. MoSo may be aiming at portraying themselves in a way that simply doesn't fit with the baggage that Simms brings.

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                          • #14
                            From the outside looking in it appeared that Sims was not making many friends at Southern.

                            This is the best thing for Southern to do as Sims was not going to the person who would be able to restore any order to this program.

                            In his first year he laid the foundation for all of the loses to be because the university was not supporting the football program enough and was not given the resources to win. He wanted to lay blame to others instead of just trying to win games. He is a narcissist and overall just a terrible person and I am glad to see him go.

                            Southern sold their soul to get him, and I am glad that someone had the guts to get rid of him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mosofan1 View Post

                              That was the entire press release. The local paper online says that Coach Sims says he was not given a reason. That he believes it was due to a new direction from new leadership at the university.
                              If that was the entire press release then it REALLY says a lot about Sims. Not even a "thanks for the effort" comment regarding Sims.

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