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  • AF coach DeBerry: 'Black kids run very, very well'

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    Associated Press

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry, expressing frustration Tuesday with the Falcons' slumping performance, attributed the latest loss in part to No. 20 TCU's having more black players who "can run very, very well."

    DeBerry, in his 22nd year at the Air Force Academy, first mentioned the academy's lack of minority players compared to other schools while talking to reporters Monday.

    He said Air Force needed to recruit faster players. "We were looking at things, like you don't see many minority athletes in our program," DeBerry told The Gazette of Colorado Springs.

    When questioned about the remarks during his weekly luncheon Tuesday, the coach didn't hesitate to elaborate.

    "It just seems to be that way, that Afro-American kids can run very, very well. That doesn't mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can't run, but it's very obvious to me they run extremely well," DeBerry said in remarks first broadcast Tuesday night by KWGN-TV in Denver.

    Academy officials released a statement saying they were aware of the remarks.

    "We cannot comment further until we have a chance to review all the reports, the coach's actual statements and to speak with the coach personally," academy spokesman Lt. Col Laurent Fox said.

    DeBerry, 67, is the winningest coach in service academy history with an overall record of 161-94-1. He has led 17 teams to winning seasons and 12 have captured bowl titles.

    This season, though, the Falcons are struggling. DeBerry is facing the prospect of consecutive losing seasons for the first time since becoming coach in 1984.

    Air Force lost 48-10 to TCU Saturday, dropping to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain West Conference.

    DeBerry found himself at the center of a controversy last year, too. He hung a banner in the locker room that read in part "I am a member of Team Jesus Christ" a day after the academy's superintendent announced the school would do more to fight religious intolerance.

    The coach also dropped his traditional pre- and post-game prayers.

    Claims that chaplains and some academy leaders impose their conservative Christian beliefs on others prompted an investigation by the Air Force, which concluded there was no overt religious discrimination at the school near Colorado Springs but found some cases of insenstivity.

    The Air Force issued new guidelines on religion in August, but an academy graduate filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the school's leaders fostered an environment of intolerance.

    The complaints that some cadets and faculty are evangelizing others follow a sexual assault scandal that shook the academy two years ago when female cadets said commanders punished them when they report assaults. The Air Force replaced the academy's top commanders and put new policies in place.

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  • #2
    Well, he was telling the truth, but the guy still seems like a nut case.
    “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

    Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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    • #3
      Yes, let's not appreciate race differences.

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      • #4
        I think the bigger story might be that DeBerry is just figuring this out.
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        • #5
          QUOTE(Lippa @ Oct 26 2005, 12:18 PM) Quoted post
          I think the bigger story might be that DeBerry is just figuring this out. [/b][/quote]

          The truth is the truth. But you and I have been through this before about running backs. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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            "HI"
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            • #7
              QUOTE(pgrote @ Oct 26 2005, 01:19 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(Lippa @ Oct 26 2005, 12:18 PM) Quoted post
              I think the bigger story might be that DeBerry is just figuring this out. [/b][/quote]

              The truth is the truth. But you and I have been through this before about running backs. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
              [/b][/quote]

              [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] There's a reason why just about every American olympic sprinter is black.
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              • #8
                Maybe Dusty will sign him as an assistant.
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                • #9
                  It's natural selection. All the black people that weren't able to run away from the police were not able to breed.
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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(ort @ Oct 26 2005, 12:22 PM) Quoted post

                    It's natural selection. All the black people that weren't able to run away from the police were not able to breed.
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                    Too soon?
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(ort @ Oct 26 2005, 12:22 PM) Quoted post

                      It's natural selection. All the black people that weren't able to run away from the police were not able to breed.
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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Oct 26 2005, 01:24 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(ort @ Oct 26 2005, 12:22 PM) Quoted post

                        It's natural selection. All the black people that weren't able to run away from the police were not able to breed.
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                        WTF????
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                        • #13
                          Is that poor woman missing a nipple?
                          If you believe in something sacrifice a hobo to it or don't bother.

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(Turd Ferguson @ Oct 26 2005, 12:25 PM) Quoted post

                            Is that poor woman missing a nipple?
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                            Too soon?
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                            • #15
                              a belt beating WITH the buckle


                              like the guy's technique
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