Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - I want to personally thank former LSU basketball coach Will Wade for setting our basketball program back into a dismal rebuilding process caused by his crookedness
The LSU fan base accepted you with open arms when you arrived in Baton Rouge and had your back with massive support during your late season suspension in 2019.
You have gone on to represent the dark side of college athletics.
Why break so many rules while recruiting kids to Baton Rouge when you have so many reason why it can be done without any violations?
Was it worth it Will? It wasn't worth it to LSU fans
LSU has a solid basketball tradition, thanks to great coaches like Dale Brown and John Brady who helped take the Bayou Bengals to a winning, respectable level without needing to stoop to oozing slime of desperation, chancing to destroy the program.
The LSU basketball program and the fans are now suffering for your actions.
You sir are the definition of corruption in college athletics and it angers and sickens me what your actions have done to our basketball program. You should adopt a new nickname. Change it from 'The General' to "The Corrupter"...
I hope one day the NCAA will decide to punish head coaches who commit these serious violations, holding them more accountable, handing down harsher punishment on the guilty instead of punishing the universities, players and the fans.
Here is some of the wire tap conversation that lead to Will Wade’s firing and to the current LSU basketball struggles.
“I was thinking last night on this Smart thing,” Wade told Dawkins in the audio clip. “I’ll be honest with you, I’m f***ing tired of dealing with the thing. Like I’m just f***ing sick of dealing with this s**t. … What do you think? Because I went to him with a f***ing strong-ass offer about a month ago. F***ing strong.
“The problem was, I know why he didn’t take it now, it was f***ing tilted towards the family a little bit,” Wade continued.. “But I mean it was a f***ing hell of a f***ing offer. Like, hell of an offer. Especially for a kid who is going to be a two or three-year kid. I’ve made deals for as good a players as hm that were f***ing a lot simpler than this.”
“We could compensate him better than the rookie minimum,” Wade said in the wiretapped audio. “We’d give him more than the D-League.”
Wade was at LSU from 2017-2022, compiling a 108-54 record while winning the SEC regular season title in 2018-19.
He was fired on March 12, 2022 right before the beginning of the NCAA Tournament when LSU was notified of 11 alleged violations committed by Wade, eight of them Level I.
As I continue to painfully watch the Tigers during their current eight game losing streak, I find myself becoming more and more angry at our former coach.
Currently, Will Wade has his own podcast, “The Will Wade Podcast”
On one of his current episodes, titled: ‘How to BUILD a SUCCESSFUL College Basketball Program in 2023 with Will Wade’..
What a joke! It should be titled, ‘How to cheat while trying to build a successful college basketball program’
Some of Wade’s comical comments during this show are below…
"Everybody talks about culture," Wade said. . "Culture is a bunch of BS. Just win. ... People are not that patient anymore."
“You can't build a program anymore. You have to build a team. That is just the way it is with the portal and all that stuff. You are trying to build a program? The kids are going to transfer before you get any good. Every situation is unique, every job is unique and you have to figure out how you can win at that place. Whatever it may be."
Wade would go on to add,….
"You have to win, period. You gotta find a way to win. How can you win? Good culture is winning. Everybody is happy when you win. When you lose? Everything goes haywire. You hear from people, everyone has ideas, all that sort of stuff. As long as you’re winning, it doesn’t matter. That culture is winning. All this other junk is what it is. Can you win? What do you need to do to win?
What a delusional basket case!
Wade also hopes to return to coaching college basketball soon. I surely hope that he never again has the opportunity to ruin another school's basketball program.
Once again, thanks a lot for being responsible for the pitiful state of our LSU basketball program,
Good bye Will Wade and good riddance!