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    I heard Douds retired after today’s game.


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    Yep. ESU confirmed it on twitter. Jimmy Terwilliger named interim head coach, effective immediately. Wonder why he isn't finishing out the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC1313 View Post
    I heard Douds retired after today’s game.


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    Uhhhh not after... during... with 4 seconds left.. they gave ESU a 4th timeout so he could tell his team w 4 seconds left... bizzaro

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    Consider it a stepping down, and not a retiring. No doubt it was one of the more unique non-curtain calls you're ever going to see...
    As he is still a faculty member at ESU, he's not giving up teaching, hence there's no retirement. If you know anything about Denny Douds, he does things his way.

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    It definitely looks like Douds wanted to make his last ESU game a home game.

    Douds had a heck of a coaching career, and it's a shame it ended on such a down note. Kudos to him for his many successes. Terwilliger has big shoes to fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIP72 View Post
    It definitely looks like Douds wanted to make his last ESU game a home game.

    Douds had a heck of a coaching career, and it's a shame it ended on such a down note. Kudos to him for his many successes. Terwilliger has big shoes to fill.
    As much as I respect Denny Douds -- and I do -- Terwilliger had big shoes to fill if this happened 15 years ago. Today, it's not a drop-off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrshooter View Post
    As much as I respect Denny Douds -- and I do -- Terwilliger had big shoes to fill if this happened 15 years ago. Today, it's not a drop-off.
    I realize the scale (and for that matter the circumstances) is/are different, but Bill O'Brien had big shoes to fill when he replaced (or essentially replaced) Joe Paterno, even though Paterno was largely a figurehead coach his last few seasons at Penn State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeftyLefty View Post
    Uhhhh not after... during... with 4 seconds left.. they gave ESU a 4th timeout so he could tell his team w 4 seconds left... bizzaro

    What???

    Who retires during a game?

    Hopefully he’s not sick but it was time for him to turn over the program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrshooter View Post
    As much as I respect Denny Douds -- and I do -- Terwilliger had big shoes to fill if this happened 15 years ago. Today, it's not a drop-off.
    Funny you say that, since 15 years ago Terwilliger was the one Harlon Hill-ing it up for Douds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPNation View Post
    What???

    Who retires during a game?

    Hopefully he’s not sick but it was time for him to turn over the program.
    He announced it w/ :04 left. The gift TO was to give a quick final word to the team. My understanding was he had made his mind up early this week

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    I'll be the team played their guts out for their coach in those final four seconds...

    I don't understand that, but in the end it doesn't matter. After all those years of service to ESU, Division II, the PSAC and PASSHE, he's earned the privilege of walking away in whatever way he wants. I would have thought he would complete the season, but having his last game be at home probably means a lot to him and this gives the team a couple of weeks to work under Jimmy T's direction and see if they feel he is the right fit for the gig. And he undoubtedly is.

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    He shaved a couple of more losses off his career record.

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    Congratulations on a great coaching career. Admittedly, it was always fun to beat him and the ESU Warriors. Best wishes from a longtime Bloomsburg Huskies loyalist.

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    Congrats on a historical and great career for Denny Douds. While many may not appreciate him running the score up on inferior opponents within conference play, I respect him for running a pretty clean program for the most part and also bringing excitement to the PSAC with the Jimmy T Jr years culminating in that run to the Regional Finals in Grand Rapids where they ran into a juggernaut Grand Valley State program. We'll see if the official coaching change brings upon any changes to the programs fundraising for scholarships and better success on the field as they've been a bottom of the East team for the last 3 years with only Cheyney and Millersville playing worst.

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    Hopefully he was an inspiring/good person to his players, his record indicates he had some pictures of the ESU president and thus was untouchable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    Hopefully he was an inspiring/good person to his players, his record indicates he had some pictures of the ESU president and thus was untouchable.
    It's this kind of garbage that makes me sick. Grow up already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice View Post
    It's this kind of garbage that makes me sick. Grow up already...
    Career record averages out to 5-5 or 6-5 on a yearly basis. He must have been a good man. He would have been asked to leave at other programs. Sorry to make you sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    Hopefully he was an inspiring/good person to his players, his record indicates he had some pictures of the ESU president and thus was untouchable.
    That's a bit much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    Career record averages out to 5-5 or 6-5 on a yearly basis. He must have been a good man. He would have been asked to leave at other programs. Sorry to make you sick.
    6-5 on less than 10 full scholarships is pretty good. Plus there are other aspects to managing the program. He's also from the old model of smaller school athletics where the coach was also a professor.

    Monte Cater was kept around after 1/3 of his seasons being 6 wins or less. Fortunately there were several years where 5 wins got you at least 2nd place in the WVIAC and 6 wins got you a WVIAC championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorVoice View Post
    It's this kind of garbage that makes me sick. Grow up already...
    Right? I mean, he was there for 45 years and East Stroudsburg had several presidents during that time.

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