Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby Retiredterrier on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:11 pm

It was inevitable that this day would come. Although it comes as a surprise. I am disappointed and sad but at the same time I am happy for him and wish him the best. He is a great leader and a great person. He will be impossible to replace. Good luck Coach and you will be missed for sure.

As for a successor my vote is for Eric Nash. If we get somebody from the current staff he is the best candicate IMHO.
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby BernieDunlap on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:35 pm

WATCHING PRESS CONFERENCE WITH SOME 9TH GRADE SCIENCE STUDENTS. :(
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby Eric Deutsch on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

I was trying to find it online, not having any luck.
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby BernieDunlap on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

facebook on wofford terriers
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby youngterrier on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm

It's on the facebook page of Wofford Athletics/Wofford terriers.

still going on:

https://www.facebook.com/WoffordTerrier ... live_video
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby Eric Deutsch on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:39 pm

Got it, thanks!
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby lawdog on Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:49 pm

Coach Ayers, you have always made us all proud, stood up tall for the SHD's, and made sure that our players had the right priorities and were better men for having played at Wofford. Well done, most true and faithful servant.
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby Retiredterrier on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:30 pm

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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby youngterrier on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:48 pm

It would be cool if we could get some all time moments. Put Sinatra's my way in the background
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 pm

I've been covered up all day and just saw the news. I agree with Coach Ayers that today is both bittersweet and special.

Bittersweet because this ends and era that will never be duplicated. Coach Ayers is the bridge between the past and the future. College athletics will never be like they were in 1988 again and Wofford football will likely never have a coach stay with the program this long again. Going forward, our program will likely be less like it has been and more like many others. That's sad, but it's also an opportunity. Wofford now has a chance to build something new and can try to imagine something even better.

This is a special because we can appreciate Coach Ayers for who he is and what he has accomplished. It's not surprising at all that he chose to go out this way rather than having a farewell tour. This is special because we are watching a man step away from something that he has built from the ground up and leaves in a way that the next coach can take a strong program with a strong foundation pick up and put their stamp on. Coach seems comfortable with his accomplishments and the love he has for the school, the program and his guys is apparent. I gather that the decision to step away from coaching was far easier than the decision to step away from the Wofford community.

I'm a microscopic part of all this. Just a guy who came to Wofford and watched from the stands and then from afar. I love Wofford and always will and no matter what happens, Mike Ayers will always be Wofford football for me. This is sort of like the end of my Wofford childhood since Coach has been a constant in the 26 years I have followed the program. While this is a bit surreal at the moment, I am comfortable with the news and look forward to seeing how things move forward.

Thank you, Coach Ayers, for everything you have done, both seen and unseen, to represent Wofford and give us something to be so very proud of. We can name the field after you (and should) and while that is a certain type of legacy, the real legacy here goes well beyond the wins and titles. Mike Ayers' real legacy is the lives he touched, the lessons he taught and the example he set.
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Re: Breaking: Ayers Retiring (WSPA)

Postby lawdog on Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:09 am

Great stuff, in case you missed it. http://woffordterriers.com/news/2017/12 ... ement.aspx
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