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    Quote Originally Posted by profootballtalk
    Texas fires Vince Young

    Vince Young is a Texas Longhorns legend, but that isn’t enough to stay employed with the school.

    The university fired Young from his job as a development officer “for not demonstrating significant and sustained improvement in the performance of [his] job responsibilities and failing to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university,” according to a letter obtained by the Associated Press.

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    I read this as “we created a fake job for him where all he had to do is show up at alumni events and shake hands and he couldn’t even do that”

    Really sad because he was such an awesome college qb.

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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    Yeah, um, as a professional though, he sucked.

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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    I heard Vince planned to move to Chapel Hill to live in Mack Brown’s basement. All Vince has to do is make sure the pantry is stocked with Mack’s favorite- tapioca pudding- and once a week ask Mack to tell him the story about that time “Colt McCoy got hurt....” 😉😉
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    I saw him in San Jose at the Fanfest signing autographs at the Panini stand, I was too busy making line pass arounds collecting mini pack free football cards which I picked up as future bribe material for my 7 year old son.


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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    I read this as “we created a fake job for him where all he had to do is show up at alumni events and shake hands and he couldn’t even do that”

    Really sad because he was such an awesome college qb.
    Yeah, kind of like Spurrier's job as a Gator Ambassador. Don't think Young is real bright.
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    You think about it, all he had to do was show up and be Vince Young and he didn't even do that.

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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    I read this as “we created a fake job for him where all he had to do is show up at alumni events and shake hands and he couldn’t even do that”
    This is what happens when we spoil kids (and adults) and shy away from corporal punishment. He's never had to really work and he still screws it up. He'll be on ESPN Gameday in 10 years crying about how bad his life is.
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    This doesn't surprise me one bit. Super talented athletes are treated different from the moment people recognize they are elite. I've got three boys in youth sports and I see it all the time. These elite talented kids are pampered, coddled and allowed to not follow the same rules as the other regular talented players and that's what they become accustom to. They never develop a lot of the skills that it takes to make it in life. Unfortunately, it's those lack of skills that usually comes back to haunt them.
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    That’s a shame.

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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    Quote Originally Posted by 230kv_barehand View Post
    This is what happens when we spoil kids (and adults) and shy away from corporal punishment. He's never had to really work and he still screws it up. He'll be on ESPN Gameday in 10 years crying about how bad his life is.
    Heck, if "they"/young elite athletes would just be made to go by the rules everyone else does (and suffer the same consequences if they don't), would go a long ways in preventing the tomfoolery they turn into later in life.
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    If only Colt hadn't got hurt …….
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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    Unless something more comes out. Here's another example of spoiled athletes/celebrities. A 22 year old fan tried to snap a pic of McGregor as he was leaving a hotel when McGregor went all UFC on him, slapped his phone out of his hand, stomped on it several times, then took the guy's phone. Then McGregor later post on social media how much he "loves" his fans. Why people keep flocking to these self absorbed people who act this way is beyond me.


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    Re: Texas fires Vince Young

    This really isn't a story. Now if Coach Saban hires him as an analyst, THAT is a story!
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