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  • KT Returns Feb 20, 2013
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    Line 3. Do you like golden parachutes?

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 20, 2013
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    Line 2. Can you lie with a straight face?

  • Lux Libertas Feb 20, 2013
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    The Taproot
    doesn't "do" application forms for Chancellor, Derpy.

    When we want you to know who's in the mix...we'll be sure and let you know.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 19, 2013
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    Line one of the application form for the next UNC chancellor will be:

    1. Can you keep a secret?

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    I see that some fans from UNC have risen up tonight. Fans. I see how some UNC graduates have taken the lessor road of late. I still wish the best for UNC to hire someone outside this system. I also would like for UNC to re-visit the findings of our former Governor Jim Martin. He made it even worse for UNC. No way he should have lead any committee for UNC. This is a huge black eye for UNC. The media has run with this one. I hope that the total picture will come to the fore soon. UNC gave this job to a former Governor. Pitiful thinking.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 19, 2013
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    Ah yes but it certainly takes "ballzzs" to hide behind a computer screen and spout off about topics on which you know so very little, huh? What a joke.

    You don't even know where the Triad is...why should people put any stock in what you say about Holden Thorp?

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    That was Thorp's claim to fame when he was a youngster. He didn't do anything at UNC except fire Davis and John Blake after the BOG fired down on his ar... He looked the other way when it came down to the esteemed AA Studies program. He was in charge of this program before he became the esteemed Chancellor. He's not much when it comes down to having some ballzzs. Wishing him the best away from UNC. He's still a highly intelligent person, but it didn't do him much good after bowing out at UNC. He simply doesn't have the "stuff" to deliver.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 19, 2013
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    ^^Twidde Dee, Twiddle Tard, and Twiddle Drunk, all weighing in on their Daddy, UNC.^^

    Whatever you can do to take your minds off of The Taproot's curb-stomping of Ga. Tech on the road tonight, is fine with us.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 19, 2013
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    ..........and rubik's cube

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    You damm right. I have been kind to Holden Thorp. He got this job because of huge contributors from his family. Maybe when he's 60 he will grow a pair. Like you stated earlier, he hasn't shown much yet. Courage begins when you are raised up. He was a little rich kid with his toys of the day. Never played anthing except a chess game probably. He didn't have the intestional fortitude to handle this job. His rubic cube deal is his fame.

    I hope that UNC will go totally away from the University and hire someone without all of this nepotism.

    I have changed my attitude about UNC lately because of some fans from UNC. They claim this or that... I doubt most never darkened the doors of the school house gate at UNC nor ANY other school. Still, they know more about sports than some of us that played and coached. They write and attract those just like themselves.

  • KT Returns Feb 19, 2013
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    Doesn't it feel great to be right?

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    Yea. I was kinda giving him the benefit of doubt and wondered if his wife could coach him upward. He never should have been given this job. His family tree has given huge bucks to UNC. He knew all about the mess under his charge. He thought that if others didn't touch it; he wouldn't either. He was in charge of the AFAM Department when his good friend gave it away like candy. Back when this story hit, I did state that he couldn't run a large high school.

  • KT Returns Feb 19, 2013
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    If he lacks the stones at this point in his career, I somehow doubt they will magically sprout within the next few decades.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    Thorp loves to research and teach. Some thrive in these two areas. Some are leaders that can figure out weaknesses of a elementary, MC, high school, or a major University. You have to take a stand and challenge things... and most of all personnel. I look to see him grow and learn to get back to a strong leadership position one day. He's young.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013
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    Totally correct. Thorp was once upon a time the Head of said Department. He looked the other way just like those before him. He didn't act in a prudent manner. He didn't pull the trigger to solve it. This was his major downfall. He's a highly intelligent person. He simply was not equipped to handle of of this. He didn't grab the bull and some didn't have enough stuff either to even pressure him to take this animal out of the curricula.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    like a dook lax player!

  • 903 mens national championships Feb 19, 2013
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    Why do any of them need to "jump ship"? They all lawyered-up. They're safe.

  • Ken D. Feb 19, 2013
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    And Washington's gain. That is a prestigious university that looks favorably on Thorp's performance at UNC. Take away the local partisan animosities, and that's what you are left with.

  • The1 Feb 19, 2013
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    Weak, very weak.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    It's just so confusing!

    Ahhhhgggg

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 19, 2013
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    Key word"Ship" as in unc "the failship" of North Carolina universities. No way you can misconstrue that.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 19, 2013
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    When I saw the words "rats" and "jump ship," I immediatly knew it was UNC related.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    Rats make people about dook. ???

    never mind, The1 beat me to it.

    LOL!

  • The1 Feb 19, 2013
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    When the word rat is used most people immediately think of dook.

  • thatrollslayer Feb 19, 2013
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    Figured the thread blatantly being about UNC would do the trick. Guess not.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    LOL! you have to be more specific around here.

  • MoDuke v2 is gone Feb 19, 2013
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    + AFAM

  • thatrollslayer Feb 19, 2013
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    No, UNC. I really hope you are just pretending to be dumb.

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    university of dook?

  • BeastOfTheHill Feb 19, 2013
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    or go ahead and hold your breath... LOL

  • thatrollslayer Feb 19, 2013
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    I thought it had to do with the enormous academic scandal that has been looming over the entire university for awhile now. And I was right.

  • StunGunn Feb 19, 2013
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    Rats? I'd hardly call Chancellor Thorp a "rat". He is collateral damage from the athletic/academic mess he inherited when he took the job. I think Thorp is a good man who had no idea what he was going to face, and he wasn't prepared to deal with a scandal that was probably already in place long before he ever took office. This is Carolina's loss.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 18, 2013
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    Thorp didn't have many choices in this one. He would have been a distraction to a great University. I don't like how he handled this situation with Butch Davis, and the many cheating so called football players either. He got the job by rich people. He was in over his head. UNC did a great thing in finally giving him a nudge out. I only care because of some close friends and graduates of this great University. He can start all over again.

  • Lux Libertas Feb 18, 2013
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    ^^Good, solid, factual, non-obsessed nor embittered post.^^

    (g'chortl)

  • walterhogan1 Feb 18, 2013
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    I have all ideas roy will be gone June first. NO body want to face the music that will be playing in june. No body wants to be associated with a school that lost its accreditation, that is a real low blow. that is why Thop is abandoning ship now. He is a lot of things but stupid is not one of them. His retirement is tied to the NC state teachers association. He wants to come back some where in the state system. That you can take to the bank. however in this state if you are convicted of a felony you forfeit your retirement to the state. That might be why he is changing his address.

  • The1 Feb 18, 2013
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    When I saw the title of this thread I thought coach k had another "back injury".

  • THE AMERICAN DREAM Feb 18, 2013
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    don't hold your breath waiting...

  • Constitutional-Defender Feb 18, 2013
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    LOVE IT!

  • kkevin7048 Feb 18, 2013
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    I would not doubt old Roy leaves in 1-2 years tops.

  • walterhogan1 Feb 18, 2013
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    Say that when again when they tell you your degree is worthless.

  • larrys080 .v1 Feb 18, 2013
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    Poor baby? So confused and obviously hurting! Tissue?

  • wallaceedwards67 Feb 18, 2013
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    http://www.wral.com/unc-ch-chancellor-to-become-provost-at-washington-university/12120183/ Thorp does not want to be anywhere near unc when the accreditation team comes to town to take away the smiles from the lying cheating thieves. People are going to jail. Not under his watch? BULL he continued the cover up

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