Mark Samson is a sound football coach and a man of great integrity, a man who always gets along with his players. I can say this because he coached for me when we were winning Frontier Conference championships at Carroll College.
In my opinion, he was treated unfairly by the chancellor and athletic director in this matter. Who does the chancellor answer to? How can he force the resignation of so many people at Northern?
As an old coach, I feel it is my responsibility to let the fans of Northern football know what has happened. The chancellor wouldn't talk to Mark. In my opinion, Mark could not receive due process if the chancellor won't even talk to him.
In my opinion, the punishment doesn't fit the crime. As Mark explained in his letter, he moved football funds to a different account. He did this so he could pay the coaches who worked the camp for him immediately. How does the chancellor act as both judge and jury?
Mark has a wonderful family, and they didn't deserve this treatment in my opinion.
Former coach of Carroll College