Originally Posted by Da Coach
After the removal of Larry Eustachy, now the Colorado State players are boycotting practice under their new interim head coach Steve Barnes.
It is not entirely clear why they were boycotting practice under the new interim head coach. But here is a twist... the interim coach, Steve Barnes, who has worked as an assistant under Larry Eustachy for 22 years of his coaching career, and who was the associate head coach at Colorado State is being described "by an anonymous former Rams athletic department staff member as Eustachy’s “right-hand guy” who “was even worse than Larry (Eustachy)” at most times."
Barnes and Eustachy have been described as extremely similar in terms of their personality and that the duo “coach basically the same”.
Some of the descriptions coming out in this case are really shocking, how terrible Eustachy and Barnes treated people around them as well as the player abuse, and got away with it for many years "out of fear and intimidation".
Things are getting crazier by the day at Colorado State. Eustachy's top assistant Steve Barnes was named the Interim Head Coach while Eustachy is on administrative leave awaiting a decision on his future. But, Barnes also has been accused of player abuse. So after a backlash following Barnes' promotion, the Colorado State University Athletic Department today placed Barnes on "paid administrative leave", too.
They have now named young 2nd-year assistant Jase Herl as the new interim head coach. They play a home game against San Jose State today.