Philip Hersh @olyphil 16m
Have texted Team Gold. Waiting for response
Philip Hersh @olyphil 19m
Ouriashev just amended his earlier text to say. "She (@GraceEGold) just said she doesn't want to work with me anymore."
Philip Hersh @olyphil 29m
Asked Ouriashev if @GraceEGold told him why she was leaving. His answer: "She didn't say anything."
Philip Hersh @olyphil 33m
@GraceEGold ex-coach Alex Ouriashev just texted me: "I am very shocked and disappointed in her decision."
Philip Hersh @olyphil 53m
Waiting to hear from Frank Carroll, but source tells me they want some in-person sessions before making it @GraceEGold switch official
Philip Hersh @olyphil 55m
Source just confirmed that @GraceEGold is going to join Frank Carroll. Odd time for coach switch. Oly year panic?
Well, Philip Hersh just came right out and said it. At least someone is listening to Mrs. P!
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I think Gracie can not beat Ashley ... at worst Ashley skills always got around 60 points for SP .. Grace in SLC obtained 58 with a combo 3-3, 3F< and 2A .. She is still very unstable, quite the opposite with Ashley, which is very consistent .. I think we should watch their backs Alissa, while it has a no highest TES its PCS always been higher than those of Ashley, and if you have a good day there is no doubt it can be # 2 GO ASHLEY AND ALISSA FOR SOCHI!
I guess I'm in the minority, but I liked the hairstyle. Maybe not with the barrette, but i like the part-braid, part floating ponytail, I thought it framed her face nicely.
As for changing coaches now, would you rather she do it after the Grand Prix? Before Nationals? Sure, a few extra months in the off-season might have been nice, but I don't think it's too late to make changes. People have made drastic mid-season changes in the past. Gracie is not the first, nor the last, to make a coaching change at this point of the season.
And just because she's made the decision now doesn't mean that she made some sort of the off-the-cuff sudden decision. There might have been problems during the off-season we're not aware of.
I will defend her regarding the mime stuff + her decision to change coaches at this point in the game, however after watching that program again (I only saw the end earlier), I do agree that it's a mess. A bit frantic and too much going on.
However, it's EARLY. Better to make all and any changes now than later.
To those people who think Ashley is in a better position than Gracie, just remember earlier in the summer when Ashley was going through her own coaching/choreographer change situation, breaking down backstage at Stars On Ice, etc. How dare Mr. Nicks retire from traveling right before the Olympics.. how could she leave Phillip Mills.. there's no way Artunian can fix her 3-3 technique in time.. etc etc etc.
People keep saying it's early. The Grand Prix starts next month! Is it really that early?
I do roll my own eyes a bit when some of her fans gush way too much over her "destiny" as the next superstar, etc. But if I keep an open mind, it can be endearing to see her behave like a normal young person -- experimental fashion choices and all. When she recently tweeted about a #ThrowbackThursday group photo from a few years ago, two of her hashtags were #bangs and #whatwasIthinking. She looked absolutely fine, of course, but her poking fun at her former self made me like her more.
i.e. Reading about the US Classic this weekend makes me feel like our skaters have ample time to progress. However, once the GP series start, I will probably start to get emotional and cry, question some skaters' choices, and then start to panic for them. All because it is the Olympic season.