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Banker's Thoughts on Firing

jikastew

13
15 Year Member
And that should be the end of this controversy.

Sucks losing your job, but think on the bright side. You've been a below average coordinator for a long time now........and it was Riley that kept you going. He's EXACTLY the wrong guy to hold responsible for your efforts.
 
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Huskerpilk

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
Banker was quoted as saying "Be grown men about it. It's a communication thing. Let's just be good communicators."

I had a girlfriend break up with me over the phone once, and at no time did I think that she wasn't using good communication.

So you're saying it worked just as well over the phone as it would have in person. No harm no foul then.
 

Oracle of Lincoln

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Zero doubt about it - Banker is pissed off.

"I had to find out from Mike (Riley), after working together for 20 years, over the phone," said Banker, referring to the Husker head coach. "He called me on my cell phone as I was in an airport headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to see (2017 prospect) Kamren Curl.

"You work together for so long ... I know it's difficult to tell somebody you're not going to renew their contract, but if that's what you're going to do, you do it like men do it," Banker said. "You do it face-to-face and say it's not going to work out. It would have been a lot better than having to hear it on the phone from a guy you've known for 20 years.

"That was just disappointing for me to find out like that. I know it was tough for Mike. But we're two grown-ass men."
 

HuskerNCorpus

Heisman
15 Year Member
Time was critical in this. Diaco was being sought after by at least one other big-time program and Banker was away on vacation.

I like Banker, and feel for him. I hope he lands on his feet and succeeds at his next stop. But this is big boy football, and I really don't care if the non-renewal had to be done over the phone.
 

husker6

Huskers Rising
10 Year Member
Zero doubt about it - Banker is pissed off.

"I had to find out from Mike (Riley), after working together for 20 years, over the phone," said Banker, referring to the Husker head coach. "He called me on my cell phone as I was in an airport headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to see (2017 prospect) Kamren Curl.

"You work together for so long ... I know it's difficult to tell somebody you're not going to renew their contract, but if that's what you're going to do, you do it like men do it," Banker said. "You do it face-to-face and say it's not going to work out. It would have been a lot better than having to hear it on the phone from a guy you've known for 20 years.

"That was just disappointing for me to find out like that. I know it was tough for Mike. But we're two grown-ass men."
So? He's a grown assed man. He can get over it.
 

jikastew

13
15 Year Member
Zero doubt about it - Banker is pissed off.

"I had to find out from Mike (Riley), after working together for 20 years, over the phone," said Banker, referring to the Husker head coach. "He called me on my cell phone as I was in an airport headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to see (2017 prospect) Kamren Curl.

"You work together for so long ... I know it's difficult to tell somebody you're not going to renew their contract, but if that's what you're going to do, you do it like men do it," Banker said. "You do it face-to-face and say it's not going to work out. It would have been a lot better than having to hear it on the phone from a guy you've known for 20 years.

"That was just disappointing for me to find out like that. I know it was tough for Mike. But we're two grown-ass men."

I don't know if it applies to "grown-ass men", but it certainly applies to professionals: There is no reason to make any of this public. Going out of your way to bad-mouth your old boss generally isn't a good look for anyone. Especially not within 24 hours of it happening, using the media.
 

HUSKER HOT SAUCE

Be Yourself - Everyone Else Is Already Taken
5 Year Member
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GoBigRed

Recruit
2 Year Member
Wasn't it the firing dead period? Pretty sure he couldn't do an in-home firing. Banker should just be glad HCMR didn't type it out onto his phone's note pad and post a screenshot of it to Twitter.
 
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Red Dead Redemption

Baba Yaga
10 Year Member
So I guess it would have been WAY better if he found out:
From a reporter?
From a recruit?
From some jerk on Twitter?

by fax?

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HuskerRef

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
Nothing like this ever remains a secret for long, especially in Lincoln. Banker was on the road. Maybe Mike wanted to ensure that he at least spoke to him on the phone before he heard it elsewhere.

Not an ideal situation for either guy. The fact that they were/are friends had to make that much more difficult.
 
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