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Frank Martin Apologizes For Outburst

GAMECOCK COACH: “I CAN MANAGE THIS” University of South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin apologized for embarrassing his employer, his current and former players, his family and himself when he cursed at one of his players during a game against top-ranked Florida earlier this week. “There have been some challenges…

GAMECOCK COACH: “I CAN MANAGE THIS”

University of South Carolina head basketball coach Frank Martin apologized for embarrassing his employer, his current and former players, his family and himself when he cursed at one of his players during a game against top-ranked Florida earlier this week.

“There have been some challenges this year, in my personal life – and in basketball,” Martin said.

The second-year coach – who is struggling to rebuild the Gamecock basketball program – launched into a profanity-laced tirade at freshman guard Duane Notice during USC’s second-half collapse against the Gators on Tuesday night.

What happened?

“I care too much,” Martin explained.

Uh-huh.

“I can manage this,” he said when asked whether or not he needed to seek help for his anger issues.

Martin said he fully supported the decision by USC athletics director Ray Tanner to suspend him for one game as a result of his tirade against Notice. He also said he understood there might be more severe consequences in the event he has another outburst.

This is the second time this year Martin has had to apologize for his behavior. In January, he apologized after cursing at Gamecock guard Brenton Williams.

“There’s only one person in this room you can blame if it does happen again,” Martin said.

Martin said he swore off using profanity during his final season at Kansas State – but slipped back into the habit at South Carolina. Frankly, that’s understandable given how poorly his teams have performed during his first two years in Columbia.

In fact, things have been so bad for Martin this season many wondered whether his press conference might be a resignation announcement.

Martin led Kansas State to a 117-54 mark over five seasons – including four NCAA tournament appearances. His 2009-10 team won 29 games and reached the Elite Eight, making him one of the hottest college coaches in America.

South Carolina hasn’t won a game in the Big Dance since 1973 – and hasn’t even appeared in the tournament in nearly a decade.

We still think Martin has the potential to turn things around, but he’s clearly on the hot seat now – and his personal issues sure aren’t helping with those who have grown impatient with the Gamecocks’ lack of progress on the hardwood.

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47 comments

Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

“That’s understandable given how Martin’s teams have performed during his first two years in Columbia.”

Careful, Squishy is a pussy is going to come on here and call you a Tater and a pussy for saying such things about his mighty Dirtpeckers.

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terry the tater March 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Careful, he might be living rent free in your head right now.

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Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Nah, I find it funny to see how long I can stretch the two morons along. They’re like two lost puppies that search Dirtpecker topics to respond to my every post with the same stupidity time after time. Neither one has said anything original for weeks.

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terry the tater March 7, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Shows you how stupid you are. A. You replied and B. It was original. Set your pussy ass up! Got ya my little bitch

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Shows you how stupid you are. A. You replied and B. It was original. Set your pussy ass up! Got ya my little bitch

/facepalm

Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Ahh, the multiple user routine. You really don’t see how dumb you look do you, especially when you admit that you’re doing nothing more than trolling. I don’t think you’re playing with a full deck there son.

You are my bitch March 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I never tried to hide it. You are just embarrassed your dumbass fell for it. I said a while back depending how full of shit someone I will change a name as much as I want or need. There is no one one here anymore full of shit than you and that includes Tango. Take a pill you are all mad, but seeing as how you are a proven pussy too there ain’t shit you can do about it. Now go get me some water bitch, I’m thirsty.

Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Fell for what? Face it, you’re nothing more than a troll, any credibility you had is gone now that you’ve admitted it. Go away troll, nobody cares what you have to say here.

You are my bitch March 8, 2014 at 7:37 am

This coming from the troll that never has anything to say but “USC sucks” or You scored 4 td’s in a football game at Polk high”. You claim to not be a tiger but have nothing but bs to say to prove otherwise. Who is the troll? You. So now you are stuck with me. I proved you to be a pussy now your my bitch too, I’m not going anywhere troll.

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

You’re a fine example of what comes out of Dirtpecker U., I hope others don’t consider you as their representative. I notice you don’t comment on any other subjects, only Dirtpecker sports topics. You must not be a very well rounded person, it’s Dirtpecker U. sports and nothing else. Sounds like a sad life.

Your my bitch March 8, 2014 at 11:19 am

Not at all. I comment on a lot but why are you looking. Like I said you’re my bitch and I’m in your head.

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

Am I one of the voices in yours?

Your my bitch March 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Since you’re too dumb to get it, I’ll just point it out for you. If I am a troll no one bothers with, why do you reply? Your replies are the proof I’m in your head. If I wasn’t you would just ignore it. You can’t. So the $1,000,000 question is do you finally leave it and STFU, or reply and continue to be my bitch. Let’s see what you do……

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Well it’s kind of a chicken vs. egg conundrum isn’t it? I post something and you jump in and respond with some of your broken record stupidity, I reply, and then you spout off more broken record stupidity. Am I your bitch, or are you mine? It seems that you seem to follow my original posts and I don’t follow yours… unless you post under a trolling name.

Told you March 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I see you went with admitting you are in fact not just mine but a total little bitch. I knew you were too stupid to just go away

carls jr March 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Just like you do when someone dares to be critical of your precious widdle Tigers?

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squishy the pussy March 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I told you guys he was my bitch.

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Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

You and carls jr. are so predictable, if I post you find it and automatically reply. Not once have I replied to an original post by either of you two cornholers.

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jurisdoc March 7, 2014 at 3:18 pm

bul·ly
noun
noun: bully; plural noun: bullies
1.
a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.synonyms:persecutor, oppressor, tyrant, tormentor, intimidator;
The guy is a bully who berates kids in public who can’t fight back (they’ll lose their scholarship, be branded a puss, etc. etc.). I wish a nice sized power forward would deck his sorry ass.

Go ahead and try to justify his actions, but being intense and demanding is not the same thing. I don’t even care if he lets lose with a “son of a bitch” every now and then as the language doesn’t bother this potty mouth. But to be that big of a jackass while you are losing.. I hate to see how bad he would act if he were winning. I would hope Clemson (who I root for) or my alma mater would can any coach acting like this.

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McGuire, Roche, Joyce, et al. March 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

John Ribock or Tom Riker would handle his ass in a NY minute.

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Roberto March 8, 2014 at 7:09 am

These guys all played for a giant of a man, who did the exact same thing. He just did not do it publicly. By all accounts, McGuire was a tyrant in practice.

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McGuire, Roche, Joyce, et al. March 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Tyrant does not equal bully. No, he did not do the same thing although he was known as a taskmaster. His subjects (players) were quite a handful themselves.

Oh, and Ribock took out Lefty Driesell at the old Coliseum in Dec. of 1970. I won’t ever forget the TV replays of that one.

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RealisticGamecock March 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

You are exactly right…

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Stinkbait March 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Take a very close look at him in the video. I’d say for that moment there, his front porch light was flickering pretty bad.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Tom Bodett was playing with the switch.

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euwe max March 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I’m fucking SORRY! OKAY?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Maybe, after a bit of *negotiation*,Tanner told him:

“You just need to call a FUCKING PRESS CONFERENCE and FUCKING APOLOGIZE, ASSHOLE!”

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Alternative Theory March 9, 2014 at 3:48 am

or…

Tanner: “Ok Frank, give me your balls. Thank you, they’ll be sitting in this jar here at my desk until I say you can have them back. Now go pretend your sorry and do a good job or they stay there.”

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Tummy Enema March 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

Fuck that shit.

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Woody Hayes March 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Knock that nigga out Frank!

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Notice March 7, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Look Coach, I knowd dat Martin is short fo Martinez and I kno’d sumpin elzzzz. Notice is short for I give yo spic azz notice dat my boyz gonna cap you azz one night you be dis respect’n a brutha again here on the planks – you feels me bro. Azz hooooolll.

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Squishy123 March 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

I fully understand his frustration, can you imagine trying to train a dozen chimps to work as a single unit?

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you are my bitch March 8, 2014 at 8:12 am

hey look its another non biased, non racist comment form the big bad D2 player

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Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 8:54 am

Hey look, it’s the troll who says he’s a “former USC baseball player”.

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You're my bitch March 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

What’s the matter D2 did I figure out what you did little bitch? Better look at the other reply before you comment or you might miss it again.

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Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Tell us about your baseball career again, if you can remember what you wrote the first time. Would anyone who followed Dirtpecker yardbirds from 30 years ago recognize your name?

It must be tough having to live a lie. Too scrawny to say you played football, too short and uncoordinated to say you played basketball, too slow for you to say you ran track, so baseball it is… back then nobody cared to keep track of stats in a slightly above intramural league team that someone someday could look up. And Andy Griffith used to say, “Pitiful, just pitiful”.

You are my bitch March 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Wow you got me. But look how much you wrote. Sinshine I am getting to you. You might want to take a Valium . You are to worked up bitch. For the rest see above

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Fortunately I’m unlike you and don’t type with one finger. Doesn’t take much once you realize you’re dealing with a trolll who’s also a liar. I bet your Dirtpecker baseball career is all just a fantasy of yours too.

You are my bitch March 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Whatever, as long as that is what you want to think d2 go ahead. As for how good you were, I’m thirsty bitch go get me a drink. Now comeback with some more “original” and unique “Dirtpecker” or “Coot” remarks. You have so many “original’ comments and views yourself. Anytime you want to get together, I have offered before, we can and prove who is really who in this conversation, but you bitched out and I am sure you will again. Prove me wrong or be forever the pussy you are. I think your wife has bigger balls than you do

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm

“But look how much you wrote”

You're my bitch March 8, 2014 at 8:07 pm

And it’s the cowards way again huh pussy?

Squishy123 March 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

What number did you wear as a Dirtpecker baseball player?

You're my bitch March 9, 2014 at 12:04 am

What fictitious D2 program did you pass out water?

Squishy123 March 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

So in other words, you didn’t play for the Dirtpeckers. Let me guess, you’re playing intramural softball to you is playing D-I baseball.

You're my bitch March 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

Are you saying you never went to any College?

GrandTango March 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

Typical liberal, and what you think of other human beings, not like you.

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nitrat March 8, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Well, he could gain some perspective if he realized that gladiator training/college sports have no noble purpose. They exist to train people to ruin their bodies before middle age so that the owners of the professional teams can be billionaires and shake down local communities to subsidize their businesses at taxpayer expense. There is not a thing noble about the entire enterprise.
If this guy cares too much…he just ain’t right.

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