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Carpenter dismissed from Red Raiders due to rule violations

Carpenter started 7 games for Tech in 2013

Posted: January 23, 2014 - 1:28am  |  Updated: January 23, 2014 - 1:32am
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Texas Tech offensive lineman Beau Carpenter has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, Tech spokesman Blayne Beal said Wednesday.

Carpenter started seven games at right guard in 2013, his junior year, but would’ve started more if not for two injuries. He suffered an ankle injury in the season opener that kept him out of the next three games and suffered a concussion that caused him to miss the last three games of the regular season.

He returned to the lineup for the Red Raiders’ 37-23 upset of Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.

Carpenter was in the rotation as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and started nine games as a sophomore in 2012.

The Red Raiders did not use many more than six offensive linemen this season, so Carpenter’s dismissal could test the unit’s depth even more going toward spring practice and the 2014 season.

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Well Shoot

Not good for this young man.

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A shame!

It is too bad, but I support the Cliff & his decision.

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Another Raider Gone!

I'm seeing a pattern that not many college head coaches are demonstrating. It desn't seem to bother Coach K. to lose THREE talented quarterbacks, and now one of our few offensive linemen... all within a short period of time. Is Tech so loaded with talented players that we an afford to lose players of this magnitude without it negatively impacting the team? I don't think so, but then again this is the same coach who evidently wants to change our school colors from red & black to drab grey, as in the uniforms he has personally adopted with little or no regard for school tradition. "Red Raiders", NOT grey! Somebody needs to reel in Mr. Cool!

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Ah, yes!!!

So it is okay to violate team rules just because you are special?

How effective would a coach be as a leader, if he ran the team on double-standards?

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Players win.

So tired of the comments about Red and Black uniforms. It takes great players to win championships and Kliff obviously get's it when it comes to how to attract players. It's a different era. Get over it. Those kids like the uniforms and that's what matters. They are the ones busting their butts not you wanna be "coaches". Get on board and support Coach or get off this site. News flash: It's not about you!

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Ditto

What boldnews said!! And it's "ICY" Grey NOT drab grey. Oh and if these QB's don't want to be here then C-YA!! I promise you there will be a Quarterback somewhere that is in a situation they don't like and will want to transfer here. As for the rule breakers, C-YA!! Oh and there's a saying that goes "Never let 'em see you sweat" It doesn't mean "MR. COOL" isn't concerned with the situation at hand he's just not going to flip out about it publicly. We still have a recruiting class to sign and anything can transpire between now and then so chill baby!!

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"C-YA!!" That's the backwoods

"C-YA!!" That's the backwoods attitude that keeps Tech down. If he's a great coach he would respect and consider traditions and what the fans and former students think and wouldn't dismiss it as being a different era. If he's a great coach and teacher, why wasn't he coaching up Carpenter versus letting him go astray? He's let all the "cool" publicity go to his head. New era or not, that's an issue he needs to deal with personally and stop allowing it to be a distraction to the team and school. It's time for him to grow up and be a coach instead of trying to be one of the guys on the team. LEAD the team by example. THREE strong QB's leave the program and you think that's good. Really? If that was happeneing at any other school we'd be pointing fingers and saying "that school" and its program obviously has issues. They're saying it about Tech and they're correct. Take your blinders off "Ditto"!

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Hummmm

What are these team rules that get people in such trouble? No one ever seems to know.

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Red Wizard

Well, drug and alcohol abuse, aggressive behavior like threatening someone or hurting someone, rape, academic failure, etc, etc, etc come to mind as part of team rules that would lead to a dismissal....

Publicizing details when criminal charges may result, is not a great idea for the University.

Some of you folks need to use a little common sense. The Red Raiders do not play professional football. It is still just college......

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Personnel and student disciplinary decisions

tend to be confidential matters, whether laws are broken or not.

If I flunk, and/or drop a student for plagiarism, it is no business of anyone besides the student, me, and the admin.

To tell others why a student was dropped, and/or flunked, is a violation of confidentiality laws, whatever the student did

If it is a legal issue, let the courts sort it out.

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Thumb up, or thumb down,

that is the law.

The only reason I am a part of the TCCTA is for the professional liability insurance, in case I am sued for violation of confidentiality laws.

Educator unions in Texas have no impact on education that I can tell.

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Actually, I support the confidentiality laws,

though, and because, I can't share information with parents.

About the best I can do is "I understand, and support your concern for your child."

I'm not allowed to tell parents that their child is not attending the class, and/or doing the work required to pass the course. I could be punished for providing such information.

As a parent, I do the best I can, with what I am allowed, to inform other parents on how their children are doing.

If you want more information as to why a student is disciplined, I suggest you contact your local political representatives.

To be honest, I hope you lose.

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OU

Just had a QB transfer. Oh no it's happening everywhere now.

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Carpenter

I guess the thing I'm most surprised about is Carpenter getting into trouble before his senior year. I would think by that time he would have matured enough to avoid trouble. It's tough to lose him but it sends a message for the future. I trust the coaches on it.

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Now, now Red Wizard! You know

Now, now Red Wizard! You know you're not supposed to question the wisdom and authority of the kid coach. There are some who frequent this site who think it's quite normal for three talented QB's to abandon this team within a very short time period, as well as the other payers who earlier left this program. Everything's lovely here in RaiderLand.... just lovely.

There's still a recruiting class to sign? Have you kept track of the top 100 players, as published by and according to the Houston Chronicle? Perhaps you should glance over the Top 100 and see how many have committed to or are considering Tech currently. It's laughable and sad at the same time. Can you say "ONE"? That's a great recruiting cass?

ICY grey uniforms RaiderPower70? They're drab and ugly and unimaginative in design. They don't stand out on television and grey has NOTHING to to with the team colors, school Mascot, team name... nothing. That's the absolute best that Kid Coach could come up with? You didn't see the Aggies change to "ICY"grey when Kid Coach was there, did you? Nope!

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Yes Ben I do like the Icy

Yes Ben I do like the Icy grey uniforms. My opinion and I'm entitled to it just like you are entitled to yours. It's something different and the players like it. Mike Leach does it at Washington State along with many other teams. It's a fad that's all. As far as the QB's go, two were Tubberville guys and one was a nomad. Apparently these guys don't like competing for a job so they left. It's a play now or I go somewhere else attitude I guess. Now Kingsbury can get kids in here that understand what he expects out of them. As far as the recruiting class goes, no one said it was a GREAT class. It's a good class though. You can't go by numbers that the experts put on these kids. You never know until they play. We have had plenty of young men who weren't 4 or 5 stars that have come in here and played great for us. You can't put a number on heart and some of these kids come in and play with a lot of it!! Did you think "KID COACH" was going to come in here his first full recruiting year and sign a top 25 class? Sorry, not going to happen. I expected him to sign kids that want to come here and play with an attitude that they have something to prove and I think that is what he did. Just my opinion.

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