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Title: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2015, 12:10:07 pm
 Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  46m 46 minutes ago

Quick story: Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork agrees to 4-year extension http://www.clarionledger.com/story/olemisssports/2015/04/17/ole-miss-ad-ross-bjork-agrees-to-4-year-extension/25934979/ …

Max allowed by state law.

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Bjork will have a base salary of $650,000. The deal also includes $100,000 in academic and on-the-field performance incentives.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 09:24:12 am
 David Morrison @DavidCMorrison  ·  16h 16 hours ago

This, remember, is Mike Alden's last business day in office before Mack Rhoades takes over.

Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  16h 16 hours ago

#Mizzou announces that Gary Pinkel has agreed to a new contract keeping him at school through 2021 and paying him $4,020,000 annually.

Pinkel was making $3.2 million under the terms of his previous deal.

Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2015, 01:00:36 pm
On his last official day as Missouri’s athletic director, here is a look back at some of the key moments in Mike Alden’s 17-year run... (http://www.columbiatribune.com/sports/mu/a-look-back-at-mike-alden-s-tenure/article_5987f40c-e008-5f07-9a7b-b497bd80a0b4.html)

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July 16, 1998: Missouri announces the hiring of 40-year-old Mike Alden as the successor to Athletic Director Joe Castiglione.

Alden, who spent the previous two years as the AD at Southwest Texas State, was identified as a candidate by the consultant hired by MU, Chuck Neinas, and interviewed for the job with MU Chancellor Richard Wallace at Gasper’s Truck Stop in Kingdom City. His salary is $150,000, and he inherits an athletic budget that was $13.7 million the previous year. At his introductory press conference, Alden says, “This job, for Mike Alden, is a destination job.”

April 1, 1999: Norm Stewart steps down as basketball coach after 32 seasons, finishing with a 634-333 record at MU. Speculation is immediate that Alden, who has a frosty relationship with Stewart, forced the coach out, but both men say that is not the case. Stewart leaves after making the last of his 15 NCAA Tournament appearances. Finding someone to replicate his consistent success proves to be Alden’s unattainable quest.

April 7, 1999: Quin Snyder, a 32-year-old protégé of Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, is introduced as Missouri’s basketball coach. Alden also interviews Kim Anderson, Larry Drew, John Calipari and Bill Self — and the decision to bypass Self, in particular, comes back to haunt him...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2015, 03:20:26 pm
 Joe Walljasper @JoeWalljasper  ·  Apr 30

New Missouri AD Mack Rhoades had a news conference today. Here is the transcript: http://ow.ly/Mmp43

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I thought I’d share, really, what I’m focused on right now and probably what I will be for the next 90 days. Currently, really focused on personnel. I’ve begun meeting with each staff member, and we have over 200 staff members. I sent out an interview form but really want to get to know the people that make up the Mizzou Athletics family. With 200, I’ll probably finish in about a year. But really hope to finish that sometime by mid-summer. We started on Wednesday. I’m almost 100 hours into this job and I think, of those 100, I’ve slept for maybe 10 of them. It’s been a great experience just beginning to get to know staff, so we’ll continue to do that.

Q: Were you in the loop about Pinkel’s extension, and what were your feelings on Yurachek getting the Houston job?

A: I had a moment there where I wasn’t really happy (for Yurachek). I kind of lost perspective. I’m supposed to be happy for a dear friend, and I wasn’t. Then quickly said, “You know what? Things happen for a reason.” ...

The second part of your question was Coach Pinkel’s contract. First, I want to say thank you to President (Tim) Wolfe and Chancellor (R. Bowen) Loftin and Mike Alden. They did a great job. That negotiation, in terms of the terms, the elements of the contract happened before, or were happening right as I was introduced as director of athletics. So I had nothing to do in terms of what the actual terms were...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2015, 08:19:42 am
 Matt Hayes @Matt_HayesSN  ·  May 1

One of unsung jobs of last two decades: Jeremy Foley's ability to keep Donovan when he could have left many times. #Gators
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 04:32:43 pm
Florida AD Jeremy Foley: Goal is to make a hire ‘sometime in June’ (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/05/florida-ad-jeremy-foley-goal-is-to-make-a-hire-sometime-in-june/)

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Florida is somewhere between a top 15 and top 25 job, depending on who you ask, as they have resources, a recruiting base and a relative lack of pressure to win. There are plenty of candidates for the job, but according to athletic director Jeremy Foley, a decision isn’t going to be made all that quickly.

“The key would be to have something in place I would think sometime in June,” Foley said at a press conference on Monday afternoon. “Who knows when it will happen, but again, there’s some time here.”

“I haven’t talked to one coach,” he added. “I [haven’t] had time to do that.”

Dayton’s Archie Miller, Xavier’s Chris Mack and Minnesota’s Richard Pitino have all had their names thrown in the mix, as have current Florida assistants John Pelphrey and Anthony Grant.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2015, 09:24:17 am
Mack Rhoades took over as Mizzou’s athletics director as the successor of 17-year A.D. Mike Alden. As can be the case for new head coaches and AD’s, the questions regarding past rivalries can be a popular one. Rhoades is already posturing for a possible resurrection of a series with Kansas. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/09/new-mizzou-ad-is-hopeful-border-war-can-be-revived/)

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There have been 120 games played between Missouri and Kansas, but once the Tigers left the Bog 12 (sic[k]) for the SEC three years ago the rivalry was put on ice alongside Nebraska-Oklahoma, Texas-Texas A&M, Pittsburgh-West Virginia and a handful of other terrific long-standing regional rivalries. If there is any hope to see The Border War revived, it could come with new leadership at both Missouri and Kansas.

“Hopefully, in the future, we can find a way to come together and play, because I think it’s good for certainly his fans, our fans, and most importantly, our coaches and our student-athletes,” Rhoades said in an interview with FOX Sports Kansas City. “So, you know, there (are) certainly no promises, but the hope was we can have some positive discussion in the future.

“I just think the biggest losers in all of it are the fans and the student-athletes and the coaches,” Rhoades said. “And maybe, sometimes, we all — including myself — lose sight of that. And I think we need to remember that. And again, hopefully, we would find a way where we could resume playing each other here in the future.”

As a member of the SEC, Missouri will be required to schedule one football game per season against another school from a power conference (or Notre Dame, BYU or Army). Renewing a rivalry with Kansas on a regular basis would satisfy that non-scheduling requirement for the Tigers. The Big 12 has no such non-conference scheduling requirement (nor will it).
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2015, 06:43:06 am
How Jeremy Foley found his new head coach (http://www.gatorzone.com/story.php?id=30594)

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti, along with his metrics analyst Oliver Winterbone, who served from 2010-14 as Donovan’s video coordinator, had visited Gainesville in February and attended Gators practices, shoot-arounds and a couple games.

They likely weren’t there four days to scout Chris Walker...

Foley told White he wanted to bring a search committee party to Ruston, La. To White’s house. To meet both he and wife Kira.

White, though, wasn’t sure his home was the best venue for a meeting.

“I have to warn you, we’ve got five kids,” he said. “If you don’t mind dealing with throw-up and apple sauce ... .”

Foley didn’t mind...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 12:27:07 pm
 Mitch Barnhart @UKMitchBarnhart  ·  May

It is a great honor to be recognized by my peers with the AD of the Year award and I'm so appreciative of all your kind words today.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2015, 10:36:48 am
Jeff Long AD of the Year

The award was presented by the Sports Business Journal and Daily. The other nominees were Mitch Barnhart, Kentucky; Ian McCaw, Baylor; and Dan Radakovich, Clemson.

Congratulations! More positive publicity for UA!
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2015, 10:57:12 am
 Arkansas Razorbacks @ArkRazorbacks  ·  13h 13 hours ago

Congrats, @jefflongUA! Named the @sbjsbd AD of the Year: http://bit.ly/ADOfYear
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2015, 05:30:24 pm
 Sheldon Mickles @MicklesAdvocate  ·  4h 4 hours ago

#LSU A.D. Alleva says Simmons family supportive of ad campaign http://blogs.theadvocate.com/fullcourtpress/2015/05/27/lsu-a-d-alleva-said-simmons-family-supportive-of-ad-campaign/ … @Sportsmanias
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on May 28, 2015, 12:33:50 pm
Sheldon Mickles @MicklesAdvocate  ·  4h 4 hours ago

#LSU A.D. Alleva says Simmons family supportive of ad campaign http://blogs.theadvocate.com/fullcourtpress/2015/05/27/lsu-a-d-alleva-said-simmons-family-supportive-of-ad-campaign/ … @Sportsmanias

Wow….Perhaps that should be against the rules until at least after the first game of the season.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2015, 10:26:52 pm
Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS 7h7 hours ago

Jim McElwain under gun at Florida? Yes, but not as much as Jeremy Foley http://cbsprt.co/1PQolEL  via @dennisdoddcbs
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2015, 06:53:13 am
TUSCALOOSA – Bill Battle completed the second year of his four-year term as Alabama's athletic director. (http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/alabama/2015/06/20/qa-alabama-ad-battle-halfway-mark-term/29056279/)

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Q: A lot of people pointed to this rule as the "Jonathan Taylor" rule. (Taylor was dismissed from the University of Georgia after being charged with domestic violence. He was accepted at the University of Alabama before being dismissed after he was arrested). Looking back on the vetting process, what could you guys have done differently in handling this situation?

A: Looking back, other than not taking him at all, I don't know what we could've done differently. He understood that this was his last chance. He had gotten good reports from the (Copiah-Lincoln) junior college he went to. Coach Saban has had experience both ways. There have been a lot of guys that people thought couldn't make it that ended up making it, but we don't need to stop giving people chances.

Q: Both you and coach Saban have touched on the Power 5 conferences playing by the same rules. Is that a realistic goal?

A: The five commissioners have been meeting on the NCAA governance changes and the autonomy for probably three years. There's conversation, and certainly there's hope that we can all operate under the same rules and guidelines. Whether we can or not remains to be seen. I'm hopeful that will happen.

Q: Another big topic that continues to come up is cost of attendance...

Q: When we spoke last year, you were a little skeptical about (offensive coordinator) Lane Kiffin coming in. But then you were able to meet him and warm up to him. How was Year 1 with Kiffin?

A: He did as good a coaching job as I've ever seen. What he did with Blake Sims and our offense was pretty incredible.

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports Jun 15

Alabama 5-year run of team national titles ends, wins 5 individual crowns in 2014-15. http://ow.ly/OlmfH
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2015, 02:03:12 pm
Scott Stricklin ‏@stricklinMSU Jun 26

.@gscantweet gives Mike & Liz Slive lifetime tickets to any SEC sporting event, "but our ADs are a little tight, so there's no parking pass"
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2015, 08:39:00 pm
Scott StricklinVerified account@stricklinMSU

It's a Who's Who of college athletics in Atlanta tonight for Commissioner Slive's retirement celebration. And @jefflongUA is here also.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 01:57:27 pm
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 5h5 hours ago

Barnhart says not "imperative" to make a bowl this season. Say you? http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2015/08/07/live-updates-uk-football-media-day/31277979/ …

Mitch: Bowl? "Where we want to get to is we want to compete for championships. That’s a logical step to get there. Is it imperative? No."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2015, 11:35:33 am
https://twitter.com/Marcyybell/status/636938956232392704
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2015, 02:42:56 pm
https://twitter.com/DellengerAdv/status/655105881525260290
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 07:31:36 am
Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 12h12 hours ago

Tom Cruise (black shirt) stands and applauds Harris to Dupre TD pass in Joe Alleva's booth. #LSU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRjy_lZUEAAqmHD.jpg)
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Hogfaniam on October 18, 2015, 07:42:52 am
Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 12h12 hours ago

Tom Cruise (black shirt) stands and applauds Harris to Dupre TD pass in Joe Alleva's booth. #LSU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRjy_lZUEAAqmHD.jpg)

Who cares about Cruise.  Who's the chick?
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on October 18, 2015, 07:49:23 am
Who cares about Cruise.  Who's the chick?

I thought the chick was Tom Cruise?…………………sometimes the way he acts one would think so.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Jackrabbit Hog on October 18, 2015, 08:47:51 am
Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 12h12 hours ago

Tom Cruise (black shirt) stands and applauds Harris to Dupre TD pass in Joe Alleva's booth. #LSU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRjy_lZUEAAqmHD.jpg)

He's doing research for his upcoming sequel to All the Right Moves.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 12:52:13 pm
https://twitter.com/DellengerAdv/status/655540208935407616
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:22:24 am
Les Miles deserves better than AD Joe Alleva's ineptitude (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/dennis-dodd/25393509/lsu-coach-les-miles-deserves-better-than-ad-joe-allevas-ineptitude)

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What a spectacular miscalculation. What disarray. What a joke. What a time to be Joe Alleva.

With all the sincerity of Voldemort, LSU's athletic director announced Saturday night that “Les Miles is our football coach and will continue to be our football coach.”

Well, at least until Jimbo Fisher says yes.

Florida State's coach ultimately wasn't enticed to come to LSU, so life goes on in Baton Rouge. Well, as much as it can in a world where Alleva had Miles run out after 11 years without much of a succession plan.

See, that's how these things work. If you're going to fire a highly successful coach, you sure as hell better have the next guy locked up.

Turns out Alleva really had no idea what he was doing.

Now who deserves to be fired?

Can you believe this? Miles was taken down from the gallows in the same public way he was hoisted up on them. Shabbily.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:50:29 am
Ice Cold Beer Here:

Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 23h23 hours ago

Athens restaurant: ‘We have beer as cold as Greg McGarity’s heart’ http://trib.al/UMm6LOs

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_80/v1449082813/McGarity-sign_urtxmh.jpg)

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Alan Pope, one of the co-owners of The Place, said he wasn’t working when the sign went up so he doesn’t know which employee wrote it.

“But that’s the feeling around the restaurant here, for sure,” he said. “We weren’t real thrilled with the decision.”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 07:03:27 am
 Steven Godfrey ‏@38Godfrey 21h21 hours ago

NC State AD Yow: “you’ve failed athletes [in financial responsibility] when you see them on hoverboards. Bill Battle: ”Or tattoos and rims.“
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 09:31:53 am
Steven Godfrey ‏@38Godfrey 23h23 hours ago

Jay Jacobs says one of five areas COA money ($500/mo) is spent by athletes is sending money back to their families.

Brad Wolverton ‏@bradwolverton 23h23 hours ago

What are Auburn players doing with extra $7,500?
1) buying food
2) saving $
3) car insurance
4) sending $ home
5) clothes.

Brad Wolverton ‏@bradwolverton 23h23 hours ago

How did Auburn find that extra $2 million for cost of attendance?

"SEC Network," jokes N.C. State AD.

Auburn's Jay Jacobs says no prospective athlete ever asks, "What am I gonna get for cost of attendance?”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: NaturalStateReb on December 10, 2015, 12:18:43 pm
Who cares about Cruise.  Who's the chick?

His assigned Scientology companion.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on December 10, 2015, 12:36:43 pm
His assigned Scientology companion.

I'm now betting some on here that's seen that picture are now ready to join that cult!
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2015, 10:32:42 am
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 42m42 minutes ago

Athletics director Jay Jacobs discusses his future at Auburn http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/12/athletics_director_jay_jacobs_on_his_future_at_auburn.html …

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Auburn athletics director entered his 11th year on the job one week ago and he has no plans of stepping down from his post leading the athletics department.

"I'm not retiring, stepping down," Jacobs said Tuesday during an appearance on WJOX-FM's Opening Drive. "I don't have anything else that I want to do right now. I love what I'm doing. When I get to the point I'm not excited about getting up and going to work every morning for these student-athletes I'll probably do something different."

The former Auburn offensive lineman added he has a "multi-year contract and I plan to honor it." Jacobs did not immediately respond to an AL.com request attempting to clarify the length of the contract.

"Look, when you go 6-6 in football all kinds of rumors pop out," Jacobs said.

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 9m9 minutes ago

Jay Jacobs: 'There's no excuse for going 6-6 at Auburn' http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2015/12/jay_jacobs_theres_no_excuse_for_6-6_at_auburn.html …

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"Our history has been that we haven't been consistent, but fortunately the last five years we've been able to hire two guys and go to the national championship for those two years and win one of them," Jacobs said during an apperance on the Opening Drive on WJOX-FM. "And Gus was the offensive coordinator in 2010, so when people talk about hot seat, hey, in this business, everybody is on the hot seat every day. That's what you sign up for. That's what makes this league really good."

Auburn has had double-digit win seasons in back-to-back years only once: in 1988 and 1989. The Tigers fell short of repeating that feat in 2014 with an 8-5 record.

Jacobs, who fully supports Malzahn, pointed out that four SEC teams have played and won at least one national title over the last nine seasons: Alabama, Auburn, Florida and LSU.

"Well, there are 10 others that haven't, so sometimes we lose a little bit of perspective of how tough it is," Jacobs said. "But I believe ... there has to be some consistency. Hey, look, there's no excuse for going 6-6 at Auburn, even though you lost a couple of games by one possession or less. But still you have a change in quarterback. We have to have some consistency in what we're doing. I know that Gus is a proven guy who can get that done."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2015, 12:54:10 pm
 Glenn Guilbeau ‏@LSUBeatTweet 17h17 hours ago

5 Reasons Kevin Steele Left LSU. One of them is the "Alleva Factor."

http://bit.ly/1mqE2FK

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BATON ROUGE – About $400,000 more in yearly salary, a long-term contract, virtual absolution of a $625,000 buyout owed to LSU, a better retirement and the Joe Alleva Factor are five reasons why defensive coordinator Kevin Steele is now Auburn's defensive coordinator after one season at LSU.

"We're extremely excited to have a guy with his experience, his character, his work ethic," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said on Tuesday afternoon when he announced Steele's hiring after beating Memphis, 31-10, in the Birmingham Bowl. "He'll fit in very well. He's going to take over a talented group."

Miles tried to keep Steele when the two met Tuesday morning in Houston, Texas, after the Tigers' defense played well in a 56-27 win over Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl. But Steele said no and left for Auburn Tuesday evening.

Steele, 57, will replace Will Muschamp, who is now the head coach at South Carolina, and is expected to make an average of $1.4 million a year for three years with easily attainable incentives.

With four seasons under his belt at Alabama as an assistant coach (2007-08 and 2013 and '14), he will be able to take advantage of the lucrative pension in the state of Alabama retirement system by staying at Auburn for several years. The state of Alabama's retirement system was one reason former Alabama player Bill Oliver left the University of Alabama following the 1995 season after 15 years as an assistant there over two stints to join rival Auburn's staff as defensive coordinator.

Steele is also leaving, according to those in his camp, because of the "Alleva Factor." Steele did not feel that he and other LSU assistant coaches and head coach Les Miles had the administrative support from LSU athletic director Joe Alleva and others last season and did not feel the staff would have much support in the 2016 season.

Alleva and multiple members of LSU's Board of Supervisors were moving toward firing Miles during a three-game losing streak in November after the Tigers got off to a 7-0 start and reached No. 2 in the nation. LSU President F. King Alexander then stepped in during the week of LSU's final regular season game against Texas A&M and ended up deciding to retain Miles during the Tigers' 19-7 victory over the Aggies on Nov. 28 that finished an 8-3 season.

Steele and other LSU assistants felt like LSU's athletic department and other administrators nit-picked Miles' day-to-day job on and off the field during the 2015 season and frequently caused more problems than they tried to solve, particularly in comparison to other places these assistants have worked. One LSU assistant coach told Steele that Alleva has been wanting to fire Miles since the 21-0 loss to Alabama in the BCS national championship game on Jan. 9, 2012.

After Miles was retained by Alexander, Steele still felt that there was a chance Miles could be fired if LSU played poorly in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech on Tuesday night. That did not happen...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 09:01:43 am
Jay Jacobs ‏@jayjacobsauad 31 Dec 2015

Appreciate @MemphisFB AD Tom Bowen's call just now to apologize to @CoachGusMalzahn and AU about game ball. Not what Memphis stands for.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 06:04:10 pm
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 36m36 minutes ago Bryan, TX

Bio on apparent new Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward of Washington, an LSU grad, 1st reported by @ChipBrownHD:
http://www.gohuskies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208229301 …
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 06:18:33 pm
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 59m59 minutes ago

Nine days before stepping down last January, Mike Alden was asked about NCAA situation with Jakeenan Gant.

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Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2016, 08:25:39 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello  2h2 hours ago
Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs says no one was hurt in court storming. More: http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2016/01/auburn_happy_to_pay_fine_for_s.html …

SEC said it may comment on the impending fine Monday, but the structure shows Auburn could be due to pay as much as $100,000 to the conference. The SEC passed a resolution to increase fines in May 2015: $50,000 for first offense; $100,000 for second offense; $250,000 for the third offense.

Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs told AL.com he will happily pay the fine.

"I supported the more expensive fine structure, like we all did, just to try to protect ourselves and the students and athletes," Jacobs said. "It's certainly a great win. The fine will not take anything from that."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2016, 06:26:48 pm
Live Update: Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs announces 2016 goals (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/01/live_updates_auburn_jay_jacobs_2016_goals.html)

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Jacobs says Auburn has hired a staff psychologist. "Mental health is a serious issue in college today, on all campuses, and I take it seriously and we're going to do everything we possibly can to create a healthy environment for all of our student-athletes."

Auburn athletics is on solid ground financially. Auburn finished with a $6.9 million in surplus and put back $5 million for future facility improvement. There is $30 million in reserves, says Jacobs.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 10:11:22 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2h2 hours ago

#Auburn AD Jay Jacobs: 'I still believe' in Gus Malzahn - http://ow.ly/Xkzql 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZQBkyNVIAAaEUN.jpg)

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Auburn athletic director, who last month said there is "no excuse for going 6-6 at Auburn," stands by his football coach.

"I believed in Gus when we hired him, I still believe in Gus," Jacobs said following a speech on Tuesday. "Football season is about what, eight-and-a-half months away, and we're excited about what's going to happen."

Auburn is coming of a disappointing 2015 season in which the Tigers were picked to win the SEC and contend for the national championship and instead went 7-6 overall and 2-6 in SEC play, finishing last in the SEC West.

The Tigers closed the season with an impressive 31-10 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl to finish what was arguably the worst year of offense ever for Malzahn.

Malzahn, whose contract runs through the 2019 season, is scheduled to be paid $4.1 million this season, with his salary rising $250,000 in each subsequent year until it hits $5.1 million in 2019.

"In this business, everybody is on the hot seat every day," Jacobs said during a radio interview last month. "That's what you sign up for. That's what makes this league really good."

Malzahn recently hired Kevin Steele to take over as defensive coordinator and brought in Wesley McGriff to serve as co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, promoted Travis Williams to linebackers coach and hired Herb Hand as offensive line coach.

Auburn sold out its last 16 home games, dating back to the 2013 Georgia game...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2016, 08:40:04 am
Joe Walljasper ‏@JoeWalljasper 55m55 minutes ago

I'm imagining Mack Rhoades sitting at a Mizzou athletics morning staff meeting and asking, "Is it always like this?"
Title: The B1G ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 06:03:02 pm
Andy Katz ‏@ESPNAndyKatz 8h8 hours ago

A UConn official has confirmed to ESPN this Detroit Free Press report that Warde Manuel will be next AD at Michigan: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/01/27/warde-manuel-michigan-athletic-director/79307060/ …
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 08:08:52 pm
Adam RittenbergVerified account
‏@ESPNRittenberg
Michigan went about AD search in right way. Pursued Northwestern's Jim Phillips multiple times, I'm told, as well as other veteran ADs.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: opineonswine on January 29, 2016, 10:36:33 am
Adam RittenbergVerified account
‏@ESPNRittenberg
Michigan went about AD search in right way. Pursued Northwestern's Jim Phillips multiple times, I'm told, as well as other veteran ADs.

Was turned down by one we are most interested in.
Title: SEC ADs and their SIDs
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 08:42:03 am
FootballScoop Staff
‏@FootballScoop

A tweet directed at us sparked an interesting discussion about professionalism

http://footballscoop.com/news/a-tweet-directed-at-us-sparked-an-interesting-discussion-about-professionalism/ …

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Yesterday we reported news of a grad assistant leaving one program to accept a quality control position at another program. We do this nearly every single day this time of year, our bread and butter. We report it…the coaching profession appreciates & relies upon this info. Trust me on this.

In this case a defensive grad assistant was leaving Mississippi State for a quality control position at Miami.

So, I was taken aback a bit when Mississippi State’s director of media relations Bill Martin chose to tweet the following in response to our report that one of their guys was leaving for Miami.

 Bill Martin @MSUBillMartin

This might be the first accurate tweet on us from this site I've seen in my 2 yrs here. Congrats to our former GA. https://twitter.com/FootballScoop/status/692815962400141312 …
5:47 PM - 28 Jan 2016

Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 23h23 hours ago

Josh Ward Retweeted FootballScoop Staff

Quotes Miss St SID: "We’re trying to train our local coverage that everything needs to come through us first."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 01:40:25 pm
Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 7m7 minutes ago

#LSU's Joe Alleva: 'Embarrassing' to hear students' vulgar taunts at Oklahoma game http://theadvocate.com/news/14744301-175/national-media-chastise-lsu-fans-who-taunted-oklahoma-star-buddy-hield-shameful-pathetic-just-a-bad- … via @theadvocatebr

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LSU students hurled obscenities, ice and objects during and immediately after the Tigers’ 77-75 loss in men’s basketball Saturday against No. 1-ranked Oklahoma.

Obscene chants directed at Oklahoma star shooting guard Buddy Hield rose from the packed student section on two or three occasions during the game. After the game, students booed and threw ice and towels as the Sooners left the court on a corner of the court at the end where the student section is located.

The actions drew denouncements from national media as well as LSU athletic director Joe Alleva.

“I am very disappointed with the language used by our students,” Alleva said Monday. “They should act with class and respect our opponents. Their language is embarrassing and motivates our opponent.”

A request for comment Monday morning from LSU President F. King Alexander did not immediately draw a response.

LSU police said there were no arrests or charges filed associated with behavior at Saturday's game.

"Generally, if a student is ejected from a game, they are referred to Student Advocacy & Accountability, and they would go through the accountability process outlined in the student code of conduct," said Ernie Ballard III, LSU Police media relations director.

https://twitter.com/ESPNDari/status/693574049302192128
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2016, 07:59:21 am
Anita Wadhwani ‏@anitawadhwani 21h21 hours ago

Tennessee AD Dave Hart at center of another controversy http://tnne.ws/1TeFk4k  via @tennessean @tnnaterau

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A lawsuit filed Tuesday by six female former students at the University of Tennessee alleged top campus officials fostered a campus culture that enabled sexual assault and harassment by male student-athletes and then allowed those athletes to either transfer or graduate with no discipline.

Chief among the officials highlighted in the lawsuit is Dave Hart, the university's athletics director since 2011.

Hart has been at the center of controversies that accused him of mishandling sexual assault allegations and of sexism for more than a decade, dating back to his time at Florida State University.

During Hart's tenure as athletics director at FSU, his department mishandled a rape allegation by failing to report the claim to law enforcement, leading to the creation of a special task force to study how sexual assaults are handled there, Betty Steffens, former FSU general counsel and chairwoman of that task force, told The Tennessean last year.

You did a heckuva job, Brownie Betty
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2016, 06:40:32 pm
LSU AD Joe Alleva is pessimistic about LSU’s NCAA Tournament hopes (https://www.seccountry.com/louisiana-state/lsu-ad-joe-alleva-is-pessimistic-about-lsus-ncaa-tournament-hopes)

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LSU (16-10, 9-4 SEC) sits in second place in the SEC standings, but athletic director Joe Alleva is not very optimistic about the Tigers’ NCAA Tournament chances.

Alleva, who is a member of the tournament’s selection committee, said LSU’s current resume hasn’t been tournament-worthy, historically.

“Frankly I’m concerned about where we are at this point in time,” Alleva said...

Should recuse himself
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on February 20, 2016, 08:22:44 am
Anita Wadhwani ‏@anitawadhwani 21h21 hours ago

Tennessee AD Dave Hart at center of another controversy http://tnne.ws/1TeFk4k  via @tennessean @tnnaterau

You did a heckuva job, Brownie Betty

How in the world Hart is still the AD there is baffling……………………...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2016, 10:20:13 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks
Vandy AD on status of Kevin Stallings, Melanie Balcomb: Contract not factor "either way" http://tnne.ws/1Xy9P4L 

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Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams is preaching patience when it comes to evaluating the job status of his basketball coaches.

On Wednesday, Williams said, “You kind of wait until the end (of the season to evaluate coaches). People need to understand that you need to be fair in this. We have standards and we want to meet those standards, but at the same time, we always want to be fair in how we do it.”

Williams said he spent much of Wednesday morning taking calls and answering emails from frustrated fans after Vanderbilt’s men lost 75-74 at Mississippi State Tuesday night, a loss that ultimately could keep the Commodores out of the NCAA Tournament.

Kevin Stallings: "Show me a team ever that finished 7th in their league & played in NIT & went to Final Four the next year. I bet you can't"
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: NaturalStateReb on February 21, 2016, 08:16:34 am
Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 7m7 minutes ago

#LSU's Joe Alleva: 'Embarrassing' to hear students' vulgar taunts at Oklahoma game http://theadvocate.com/news/14744301-175/national-media-chastise-lsu-fans-who-taunted-oklahoma-star-buddy-hield-shameful-pathetic-just-a-bad- … via @theadvocatebr

https://twitter.com/ESPNDari/status/693574049302192128

Apparently, Joe Alleva had never been to an LSU game before.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2016, 06:20:55 pm
 David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison Feb 21

AD Mack Rhoades tells @CDTCivilWar MU wants to create environment where athletes don't feel need to boycott again- http://bit.ly/1XFKoOP .
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 09:42:03 am
How in the world Hart is still the AD there is baffling……………………...

From Tennessee Mens and Womens Head Coach's Presser:

 Dustin Dopirak ‏@TennesseeBeat 6m6 minutes ago

AP's @stevemegargee asks why athletic director Dave Hart isn't here. Pensky says in a way they're here representing him.



All of the coaches are giving Hart their full support. 

A reverse on an old AD tactic
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 09:56:43 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 48s49 seconds ago

Spokesman Ryan Robinson: We've been trying to get all the coaches together on same day, and it was today. And Dave (Hart) was out of town.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 01:44:39 pm
Kate: New A&M athletic director Scott Woodward responded to questions about the job football coach Kevin Sumlin has done (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texasamaggies/2016/02/23/texas-ams-woodward-new-deal-billy-kennedy-forthcoming)

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"Very impressive, coming into this tough league, started off like a house of fire," Woodward said. "It was very, very impressive watching it from a distance. You know, having this thing come back down to earth -- I guess would be a way to describe it -- is humbling. I know he wants to do better and great things and get back to where he was. And I feel the same way.

"We're all in this together. We're in a rough neighborhood, as I've described the SEC West, and we need to be pulling in the same direction and helping coach all we can. From my standpoint, that means giving him the resources and advice when he seeks it, and support. Whether it's building a better staff or support staff or anything we can do to help, we're going to be here to do so."

Q: Considering the nearly $500 million that went into renovating Kyle Field and a football coach that receives $5 million a year, what should that investment produce in the SEC West?

A: It's just what the whole university is all about. We want to be excellent and great in all we do. When I sat down with President [Michael] Young and Chancellor [John] Sharp there is a vision for greatness. We have the goals here to compete for championships, and that's in everything we do. Whether it is football, which is very important to us, or any other sport, we have very high expectations.

Q: On the relationship he'd like to have with Sumlin:

A: We talk a lot, and I see him a lot and I only know one way of doing things and that's in a close relationship and a collaborative partnership. Like I've said, I don't want to be in the way, and I won't be in the way, but I want to be accessible.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2016, 06:44:20 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247  4h4 hours ago
Vols athletic director Dave Hart will have a press conference tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2016, 12:51:38 pm
Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 10m10 minutes ago

More to come from Dave Hart's comments, but here's a quick rundown: http://bit.ly/1Rqyypf

Dustin Dopirak ‏@TennesseeBeat 11m11 minutes ago

Protestors outside chanting "Vols For Jane." (Meaning Jane Doe.)

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Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 08:13:10 am
Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 20h20 hours ago

Dave Hart said there is a handful of unhappy former employees serving as sources for local media. Hart: Their info is "not accurate."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 12:36:11 pm
Brian Rice ‏@briancrice Feb 26

VFLs help current members of @Vol_Football prepare for the future on VFL Career Night: http://1tn.co/VFLNight16 

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Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on February 29, 2016, 10:34:14 pm
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 3h3 hours ago

Rhoades: MU will implement new Mizzou Made curriculum this fall, requiring all athletes to enroll in program to learn social responsibility
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 02:01:11 pm
 Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 21h21 hours ago

Eric Hyman, who resigned as Texas A&M's AD in January, is now working for Auburn: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/03/former_texas_am_athletics_dire.html …

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Former Texas A&M athletics director Eric Hyman will take over as chief operations officer on an interm basis at Auburn, a source familiar with the situation tells AL.com.

Hyman takes over for David Benedict, who left Auburn to become the University of Connecticut's athletics director Monday. It's not known if Hyman will stay on in a full-time role with the athletics department.

Hyman surprised many in the SEC when he resigned as Texas A&M's athletics director Jan. 5, one day after he gave football coach Kevin Sumlin a vote of confidence. Hyman helped the Aggies transition from the Big 12 into the SEC in the summer of 2012.

He previously served as South Carolina's athletics director from 2005 through 2012...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2016, 07:30:22 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 16h16 hours ago

.@bmarcello gives the details on #Auburn AD Jay Jacobs' contract: http://ow.ly/ZjCus 

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FOIA: Jacobs' five-year contract, which he signed in 2011, has a one-year renewal option at the end of each academic year. The deal is set to expire June 30, 2020, but could be renewed an additional year through 2021 with an automatic rollover on June 1, according to the wording of the contract.

"Look, when you go 6-6 in football all kinds of rumors pop out," Jacobs said.

Jacobs is paid $600,000 per year in base salary, with several additional incentives built into the contract, which he signed in 2011. He is eligible for a raise at the end of each academic year, but an Auburn official said the contract in 2011 is the latest document Jacobs has signed.

Incentives -- academic performance, coaching performances, etc. -- can increase his salary to as much as $750,000 per year. If Jacobs is fired, Auburn owes him the full value of his base salary for each year remaining on the contract.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 01:22:20 pm
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 3h3 hours ago

Someone mentioned that David Williams is vague. Two things - he's an attorney & he wants leverage. I think both are somewhat fair
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2016, 09:25:36 am
The bill for claims the University of Tennessee's athletic department discriminated against women's sports employees climbed Wednesday to just more than $1.2 million. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vols/2016/05/18/university-tennessee-bill-tops-12m-discrimination-suit/84543244)

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UT earlier this year agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a 2012 federal lawsuit alleging pay discrimination and retaliation and filed on behalf of three staffers — two women and one man — in the athletics department. But the university quarreled over attorneys' fees for the women's defenders, seeking to cap them at $300,000. The attorneys, including lead counsel Keith Stewart and Lisa Banks, sought $475,000.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton rejected most of UT's arguments of fee padding and awarded fees totaling just more than $462,000 to attorneys Stewart, Banks, Kristen Galles and Stacey Sisco.

"In making this finding, the court has considered the good results achieved by the plaintiffs, the fact that there were three plaintiffs involved in this case, the number of years spent litigating this action and the factual complexity, including the reorganization of (UT's) athletic departments," Guyton wrote.

Jenny Moshak, former associate director of sports medicine, and Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser, former Lady Vols strength coaches, sued UT after a departmental consolidation that followed the women's filing of internal pay discrimination complaints in 2010.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2016, 06:38:54 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/737796809498742784
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2016, 04:53:51 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams Jun 3

SEC had brief discussion about alcohol sales in public areas at games. No action was taken. LSU's Joe Alleva is in favor
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 11:02:31 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley to retire - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160613/ARTICLES/160619952?tc=cr …

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Jeremy Foley is retiring, effective on Oct. 1, the school announced this morning.

Foley, the driving force behind UF’s overall athletic success, is one of the most respected athletic directors in the nation. He is in his 25th year as the AD.

Foley began his UF career in the ticket office.

Foley, 63, announced his plans to the Gator coaches and staff earlier this morning. Foley will continue as athletics director until Oct. 1, when a new athletics director will hopefully be identified.

He will stay involved with the University as Emeritus Athletics Director, which is part of his current contract agreement...

Under Foley’s watch, 27 Gator teams have won the national championship, including three in football [and two in basketball]. He is tied for the most national titles among sitting athletic directors.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on June 13, 2016, 11:04:16 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley to retire - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160613/ARTICLES/160619952?tc=cr …


Easy to say what some Hog fans will now post.......................
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 11:10:37 am
Easy to say what some Hog fans will now post.......................

It won't be long now.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 11:44:56 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/742369698411651072
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 02:34:01 pm
Georgia's Greg McGarity on the retirement of Jeremy Foley, his friend and mentor (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/georgias-mcgarity-reacts-to-foleys-retirement-florida-opening)

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McGarity served under Foley at Florida for about 18 years, before returning to Georgia to become the A.D. in 2010. But the two remained close, sitting next to each other at SEC meetings and speaking weekly...

Says he's a Georgia man.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: Inhogswetrust on June 13, 2016, 03:17:04 pm
Georgia's Greg McGarity on the retirement of Jeremy Foley, his friend and mentor (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/georgias-mcgarity-reacts-to-foleys-retirement-florida-opening)

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Says he's a Georgia man.

He will be Georgia's man........................all the way up until the time he becomes some other organizations man.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 07:33:51 am
Mark Long ‏@APMarkLong 15h15 hours ago

Gators AD Jeremy Foley jokes that he's pulling a Billy Donovan and changing his mind and coming back
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2016, 06:34:35 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743200488460525568

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Florida president Kent Fuchs now faces the daunting task of replacing Jeremy Foley, who will retire on Oct. 1 after 25 years as the Gators athletics director.

“If I could clone Jeremy Foley and take off 20 years, that’s the ideal person,” Fuchs said.

Fuchs said Florida’s former board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez has agreed to lead the national search. Foley also will assist Fernandez and Fuchs in finding the next AD.

Two prominent names with ties to Florida, Steve Spurrier and Duke athletics director Kevin White (father of UF basketball [head coach] Mike White), won’t be candidates for the job simply because of their age.

Mike Hill

Florida Executive Associate Athletics Director (external affairs)

Hill was hired by Foley in 1993 and appears to be the most likely member of his staff to receive the promotion. Hill’s responsibilities include overseeing the men’s basketball and tennis...

Bernard Muir, Stanford Athletic Director

Stanford is the only program in the country that’s been able to match the success of UF athletics under Foley, and Muir was born and raised in Gainesville

Greg Byrne, Arizona Vice President for Athletics

Byrne, 44, is the son of long-time Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne and has experience in the SEC. He was the associate AD at Kentucky for four years before his move to Mississippi State, where he was promoted to athletics director in 2008 and hired Dan Mullen away from Florida.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 08:01:53 am

Pat Dooley
‏@pat_dooley

Dooley: Foley will remain a Gator fan: It was a farewell news conference where nobody really said goodbye.
Je... http://bit.ly/1ZPOIM9
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 09:07:04 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 20h20 hours ago

Who will replace Jeremy Foley at Florida? - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160617/ARTICLES/160619785/1136/FRONTPAGE?p=all&tc=pgall …

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UF is forming a national search committee that will be chaired by former board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez.

Florida apparently will target current or former ADs from around the country.

“We want an experienced athletic director, someone that's not going to come and learn on the job,” Fuchs said.

 Here are some possible/potential candidates that the search committee could target:

Bernard Muir, athletic director at Stanford -- Muir has successfully led one of the country’s strongest overall athletic programs since being hired in 2012, and he’s certainly familiar with the University of Florida. His family moved to Gainesville when he was in third grade and he grew up across the street from Westwood Middle ...

 Greg Byrne, athletic director at Arizona -- Under his leadership, the Wildcats have undergone major upgrades in the football and basketball facilities. The school recently completed construction of a $72 million football facility and an $80 million renovation of the basketball arena. He has experience in the SEC, where he was the AD at Mississippi State. He hired Dan Mullen away from Florida to be the Bulldogs’ head football coach in 2008. Byrne, 44, is the son of former Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne.

Joe Castiglione, athletic director at Oklahoma -- The former athletic director at Missouri (1993-98), Castiglione has elevated OU athletics...

Chris Del Conte, athletic director TCU -- Since being hired as AD by TCU in 2009, the school’s football and basketball facilities have undergone a major upgrade at a cost of $236 million. The school has also renovated its baseball facility...

John Currie, athletic director at Kansas State -- Inheriting a significant budget deficit when he became AD 2009, Currie has turned KSU into one of the NCAA’s most solvent programs, while initiating $192 million in comprehensive facility improvements –
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 05:50:39 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745334208411930624
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 10:22:38 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/745426638293340160

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For more than a year, Alabama athletics director Bill Battle has known he has cancer.

Diagnosed with multiple myeloma last May, Battle has quietly gone through treatments in Tuscaloosa. He'll take a few weeks away from the office this summer getting a stem cell treatment in Atlanta. His situation is not considered life threatening and the treatment is routine, doctors said.

But what is multiple myeloma?

The rare form of cancer starts in the bone marrow, according to Emory University -- where Battle's stem cell transplant will take place. Only 30,000 people are diagnosed with it annually and it's mysterious because experts aren't quite sure what factors put people at risk. It's most common in people over 65 and African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed than white Americans...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 08:48:12 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745965208892497920

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In Damon Evans’ six years as athletics director (July 1, 2004 until his ouster almost exactly six years later), Georgia teams won 11 NCAA titles and 23 SEC titles. In McGarity’s six years, there have been four NCAA titles and 19 SEC titles.

McGarity was at Florida for nearly two decades under Athletic Director Jeremy Foley, who is set to retire this fall after establishing Florida as the SEC’s preeminent all-sports power. Foley is reputed to have started his tenure by asking each of his head coaches whether they could win a national title at Florida, and if they said no, they were soon gone.

“Sure. I would say the same thing,” McGarity said. “Absolutely, these are destination jobs. They’re not a stopover.”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 01:48:22 pm
https://twitter.com/Tomas_Verde/status/748206683239911428

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Tom Green: With Jeremy Foley stepping down this fall, the title of longest-tenured AD in the SEC will fall to Kentucky's Mitch Barnhart, who is in his 14th year as the Wildcats' AD. But not far behind him is Jacobs, who is in the midst of his 12th year running Auburn's athletics program.

"You begin to just look at the AD world, and there's a lot of younger guys coming in," Jacobs said. "I know a lot of coaches have turned over at different places because people expect excellence, but that is what's great about the SEC: It's demanding and we all demand excellence and that creates change, and for the most part, everything that has happened to the SEC has been positive change."

Indeed, the SEC has had a fair amount of turnover in the AD department in recent years. Seven of the conference's 14 schools have hired a new AD in the last five years, and Florida will be the eighth when it finds Foley's replacement.

That's more than half of the SEC.

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork is in his fifth year, as is South Carolina's Ray Tanner. Tennessee's Dave Hart Jr. is winding down his fifth year, and this football season will mark the beginning of his sixth.

Alabama's Bill Battle — who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer — is in his fourth year, while Vanderbilt's David Williams will enter his fifth year next month. Missouri's Mack Rhoades is in his second year, and Texas A&M's Scott Woodward is midway through Year 1 with the Aggies.

The other three, Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin, Georgia's Greg McGarity and Arkansas' Jeff Long, are in their seventh, sixth and ninth years, respectively.

So what has been the key to longevity for someone like Jacobs in such a demanding profession?

"Well, my whole deal is I'm not about longevity; I'm about doing what's right every day," Jacobs said. "I'm interested in making sure we continue the longest run we ever had in Auburn history of not having a major violation. I'm interested in making sure that we continue to grow the number of more than 390 now students with a 3.0 (grade-point average), and I'm concerned with doing what's right every day."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2016, 01:18:51 pm
 Graham Hall ‏@GrahamHall_ 3h3 hours ago

Gators spokesman confirms no internal candidates will pursue new Athletic Director position.

Gators executive ADs Lynda Tealer and Mike Hill, associate AD Chip Howard all originally considered candidates. Each opted not to pursue.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 08:58:48 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/751618520430047232
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 10:52:28 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/751101006545584128
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 11:45:58 am
https://twitter.com/DanWolken/status/752894933229592577
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2016, 08:50:23 am
Blake Toppmeyer ‏@btoppmeyer 18h18 hours ago

Wren Baker named #Mizzou's interim AD
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2016, 08:55:57 am
John Clay: Mitch Barnhart’s salary appears crazy, until you look at the bottom line (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-clay/article90052902.html)

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Kentucky had extended Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart’s contract through the year 2022, with hefty pay increases along the way.

According to the terms, the AD’s base salary will go from $730,000 to $840,000 in 2019 to $880,000 in 2020 and $925,000 in 2021. Also included are retention bonuses and delayed compensation pointed toward the 56-year-old’s retirement package.

We can argue the merits of such a deal. Yes, Barnhart hired Billy Gillispie, but he also hired Rich Brooks, John Cohen, Rachel Lawson and Edrick Floreal, among others. Power 5 conference schools are now employing ADs he trained — Scott Stricklin (Mississippi State), Greg Byrne (Arizona), Rob Mullens (Oregon) and Mark Coyle (Minnesota).

And here’s what cannot be argued about the new contract: Despite the eye-popping numbers, UK can afford it.

UK’s athletic department is almost entirely funded by its revenue and an annual payout from the Southeastern Conference, and those revenues have climbed at an astronomical rate.

Thanks to the lucrative launches of the College Football Playoff and the SEC Television Network, the SEC reported 2014-15 revenues of $527.4 million, a 62 percent increase from the year before. UK received $31.2 million from the league, a payout nearly $11 million more than the school received the year before.

In 2013, the last time Barnhart’s contract was amended, a USA Today study showed the UK athletics director ranked 24th nationally and ninth in the SEC in base pay (then $650,000). When Florida’s Jeremy Foley retires Oct. 1, however, Barnhart will become the longest-tenured AD (14 years at one school) in the conference.

There’s a reason for that.

Combined athletic revenues of 48 schools in the wealthiest conferences went from $2.7 billion in 2004 to $4.5 billion in 2014. Despite that, many of those schools operate in the red. Kentucky isn’t one, however. UK’s revenues went from $66.7 million to $95.8 million over that period, and the department remained in the black.

Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 08:00:48 pm
https://twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/756209788472684545
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 03:09:26 pm
John Clay: Mitch Barnhart’s salary appears crazy, until you look at the bottom line (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-clay/article90052902.html)

FOIA: University of Kentucky’s athletic department administered penalties and letters of admonishment for 14 secondary NCAA rules violations during the 2015-16 academic year. (https://www.seccountry.com/team/ncaa-check-up-a-look-at-kentucky-athletics-14-minor-violations-in-2015-16)

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Each of the football violations were related to recruiting, while the lone men’s basketball infraction was the well-known case of Tyler Ulis posing for a picture with the rapper Drake after a concert.

Oct. 19, 2015 – Level III (non-suspension) violation: A violation of “preferential treatment” occurred when a UK player attended a Drake concert after-party and a member of the famous rapper’s management team recognized the player and invited him back to say hello. UK compliance discovered it after the athlete – whose name is redacted – posted a photo on social media. Tyler Ulis, UK’s started point guard at the time, posted a photo with Drake on Instagram the night of the concert, May 29, 2015, in his hometown of Chicago.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2016, 01:01:43 pm
Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS 35m35 minutes ago

LSU AD Joe Alleva on Sirius: SEC should probably look into changing transfer rule so players (especially graduates) can go where they want.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2016, 04:00:25 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/775428844182470656

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“I certainly hope this state doesn’t turn the decision about Little Rock, about adding to [Razorback Stadium] into a great stadium debate.”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2016, 12:19:54 pm
https://twitter.com/MikeBBonner/status/778271976825774082
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2016, 11:51:33 am
https://twitter.com/jefflongUA/status/778304094658101248
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2016, 09:28:56 am
https://twitter.com/PresidentFuchs/status/779318137082744832

This honor is just recently overdue.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2016, 08:13:13 am
https://twitter.com/gogamecocks/status/784803323085860864
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2016, 08:14:11 am
https://twitter.com/LSUBeatTweet/status/784188431043858432
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2016, 08:15:23 am
https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/784775064738603010
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 07:42:59 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/789240653951754240

Longest extension allowed by law
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 07:52:25 am
Scott Stricklin ‏@ScottStricklin 17h17 hours ago

Kudos to @UKMitchBarnhart, @kevinsaal & all at UK for care provided to injured @HailStateFB player Darryl Williams. Greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 10:59:15 am
https://twitter.com/HailState/status/791024477631053824
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 12:08:57 pm
https://twitter.com/ScottStricklin/status/790979830640742400
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2016, 10:17:00 am
https://twitter.com/GatorsMBK/status/793173987618648064
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2016, 10:19:44 am
https://twitter.com/ZachAbolverdi/status/793424597270065152

https://twitter.com/scottstricklin/status/793422505113423873

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwLxJmgVMAA56Ms.jpg:large)
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2016, 10:16:03 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/794361505655521280

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With the report that John Cohen will take over as Mississippi State’s director of athletics, that will leave a vacancy for the baseball coach position with the Bulldogs.

The Advocate’s Luke Johnson is reporting that Andy Cannizaro, who currently serves as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU, will become the head coach at Mississippi State.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2016, 12:06:01 pm
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/799008607228612608

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OXFORD - Ole Miss has placed assistant athletic director for high school and junior college relations, Barney Farrar, on administrative leave, according to a report from Rebelgrove.com.

The website reported Farrar did not accompany the football team to Texas A&M last weekend and that he's not expected to travel with the Rebels to Vanderbilt this weekend.

Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork declined to comment on the situation, as did a university spokesman. Attempts by The Clarion-Ledger to reach Farrar were unsuccessful.

Hugh Freeze wouldn't comment on the matter Wednesday. When asked if he was still confident in the core values of his program, Freeze said "absolutely."

Farrar was assistant athletic director for external affairs at Ole Miss in 2006. His second stint with the Rebels began in December 2011.

During the NFL Draft, photos of an alleged text exchange between former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and John Miller, assistant athletic director for football operations, were revealed on Tunsil's Instagram.

In the photos, Tunsil asks for money to pay rent and for his mother's $305 electric and water bill. In his reply, Miller said "see Barney next week."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2016, 07:53:31 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/801983486752071681

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LSU’s dominant performance on the road against Texas A&M on Thanksgiving has been overshadowed by the coaching rumors swirling on Thursday night.

Alas, officials from the university have issued a statement.

“There are a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about LSU’s coaching search,” the release said. “We will not comment on this speculation and are currently focused on our game against Texas A&M. There is a process in place for the search, and we will take our time to make sure the best decision is made for the future of the program.”

This statement comes after speculation regarding Houston coach Tom Herman to LSU was in the works. At the start of the LSU-Texas A&M game, multiple outlets reported that LSU athletic director Joe Alleva met with Herman about the coaching vacancy and that a deal between the two sides was already agreed upon.

Alleva was interviewed by the ESPN sideline reporter, but did not offer comment.

Later on, he did release this on the subject:

“Contrary to media reports, there has been no decision made on who will be the next football coach at LSU,” Alleva said. “Coach (Ed) Orgeron has done a great job of leading this team since taking over in late September and we are pulling hard for the Tigers tonight against Texas A&M. As we stated earlier, we are going to take our time and make sure we select the right person to lead our football program.”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2016, 01:54:22 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/810904032713838592
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 04:21:06 pm
 Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward Jan 4

Tennessee might not hire an AD until April or May, the vice-chairman of UT's Board of Trustees told @JimmyHyams.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2017, 08:42:18 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/821001888279724033

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Scarblog: Alabama football program broke with tradition in a big way. Instead of hiring the best available head coach from the family tree, the school landed the best available coach.

Period.

Ten years later, it appears the Alabama athletics department is about to make that same break.

Period.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2017, 09:22:38 am
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_AJC/status/820864775324389376
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2017, 08:41:04 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/823177490646581248

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR_-YIPP49U
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2017, 12:07:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/851842850996310026

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Byrne is 45 years old, 30 years younger than his predecessor, Bill Battle, a former coach who had been the founder and CEO of Collegiate Licensing Company. Before him Mal Moore, who had an extensive coaching career, was 73 when he stepped down for health reasons just before his death in 2013.

Byrne’s never been coach, but grew up around college athletics as the son of a legend in his profession. His father Bill was the athletic director at Idaho State (1971-76), New Mexico (1976-79), San Diego State (1980-82), Oregon (1983-92), Nebraska (1992-2002) and Texas A&M (2002-12), which led to a diverse childhood but in a way started preparing him for his eventual career path.

Following suit, Byrne’s worked fund raising and athletic oversight at Oregon (1995-98), Oregon State (1998-2002), Kentucky (2002-05) and Mississippi State (2006-08), before being promoted to replace Larry Templeton as the Bulldogs’ AD. That led to Arizona in 2010, where he contributed to a significant upgrade in the Wildcat’s facilities.

Meanwhile, his coaching hires have reflected his desire to be innovative and out in front of the latest trends. They’ve included Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez, the second of which he announced on Twitter.

Not only is that kind of thing foreign to Alabama, it’s never had an AD who embraced social media. Fans still are getting used to seeing things like during the recent NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament when Byrne posted a photo from his high school team. One of its coaches was current Gonzaga head coach Mark Few...

https://twitter.com/Greg_Byrne/status/848214085594484737
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2017, 01:23:33 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/857280303831953409

Vote of confidence for McGarity
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2017, 08:05:47 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/862647295564808193
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2017, 08:17:15 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867699109494497280

Maybe they could hire Scott Stricklin to fire Scott Stricklin.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 06:55:19 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872178828617162755
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2017, 02:48:31 pm
https://twitter.com/SECcountry/status/873924785750908928

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Arkansas athletic director is known for his time as the first chair and public face of the College Football Playoff selection committee. In that role, Long went on ESPN every week to defend the committee’s rankings —

“What a lot of people don’t get to see about Jeff is he’s actually really funny,” said Chris Freet...

Long’s Twitter biography includes his “Twitter strategy,” in which he writes his hope to “engage, enlighten, relieve stress & have FUN along the way.”

In a recent interview with SEC Country, Long said his main goal in using Twitter is to connect with Arkansas supporters.

“We do surveys and things, but on Twitter, you can learn what people are thinking in real time,” Long said. “I think it’s important for ADs to connect.”
A sense of duty

Freet said the first thing people should understand about Long’s use of social media is he is a naturally curious person.

“He asks me every two months, ‘Do I need to do more on Instagram? Do I need to get back on Facebook? Do I need to do more on Snapchat? Where do I need to do more?’” Freet said. “He’s a curious person and also feels a sense of duty to use social media as a platform.”

Even if Long doesn’t immediately respond to a certain tweet containing a comment or concern, he usually will forward it to his staff via email or text...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2017, 01:11:32 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/874428782081388544
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 07:52:22 am
https://twitter.com/wesrucker247/status/875559234393571328

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“We’re not relaxing at Tennessee,” Currie said with a grin before Sunday’s Big Orange Caravan stop in Memphis. “We’re not gonna relax until we win all the championships, and then we’ll have to win the next one. There’s no relaxing for us.”

Currie — who spent more than a decade working at Tennessee before spending eight years in the top job at Kansas State and then coming back to Knoxville for the “dream job” he always wanted —
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 07:55:02 am
C.M. Newton, former director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame (http://www.wave3.com/story/35665770/cm-newton-inducted-into-nacda-hall-of-fame)

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Newton served as athletics director at UK from 1989-2000.  His term as AD was marked by the addition of three sports – men’s and women’s soccer and softball – expansion of facilities and growth in revenues in response to the increasing financial pressures of college athletics.

Facility growth during Newton’s term included expansion of the football stadium (now known as C.M. Newton Grounds at Kroger Field), expansion of the baseball stadium, acquisition of a golf course, construction of the soccer/softball complex, a new tennis stadium and construction of the Nutter Field House.  Newton developed athletics revenues from $11.6 million during his first year to $36 million in his final year.

Arriving at UK during a troubled time for the men’s basketball team, Newton’s hiring of Rick Pitino rejuvenated the program, eventually leading to a national championship in 1996 and then another NCAA title in 1998 under Orlando “Tubby” Smith. Newton’s hiring of Smith and Bernadette Mattox marked the first two African-American head coaches for UK men’s and women’s basketball.

Despite the time demands of being an athletics director, Newton also made Kentucky prominent by his service on the national and international levels.  He was a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee from 1992-99, and as chairman in 1998, had the pleasure of handing the national championship trophy to Smith.

Newton was president of USA Basketball from 1992-96, overseeing the creation of the original U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” of NBA players in 1992. He was chairman of the NCAA Basketball Officiating Committee from 1992-95 and was a member of the FIBA (international basketball) Central Board for many years.

Newton was recognized for his achievements by being named Athletic Director of the Year by NACDA in 1999, an honor that also was bestowed on current UK AD Mitch Barnhart in 2015.

Newton is the second UK AD to be named to the NACDA Hall of Fame.  Bernie Shively, who served in that role from 1938-67, was inducted in 1972.

This year’s Hall of Fame class also featured Mike Alden (Missouri)...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 08:52:23 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885461087667277824

Ross Bjork was not immediately available
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2017, 08:52:57 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885963131498967041

Would not see Bear Bryant doing this
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2017, 05:49:13 am
 Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB 21h21 hours ago

Sunday AM RT: What makes a great athletic director? Which school has the best one? Our survey of ADs & the media:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/898263491567525888/U3lLHd9c?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/08/17/athletic-director-rankings-joe-castiglione-kevin-white)

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The media’s top athletic directors

Joe Castiglione, Oklahoma (16 points)

Greg Byrne, Alabama (10): “Sharp. Creative. Basically groomed to be one of the nation’s premier athletic directors his entire life. Puts in nearly the same effort with baseball or swimming as he does football. Cares about accountability and the culture he shapes. Very approachable.”

Jeff Long, Arkansas (8): “The blemish for Long is an obvious one: Arkansas hasn’t won really big in football or men’s basketball..."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2017, 05:50:28 am
 Ross Bjork‏Verified account @RossBjorkAD

Lessons learned in football & athletics are impactful forever. Grateful for the opportunities in my life. http://www.oxfordeagle.com/2017/08/19/ole-miss-ad-ross-bjork-football-changed-my-life/ …

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...As a former college football player, athletics director and the parent of two young boys who might play tackle football one day, I believe this is a great game that has so much to give.

There’s no question the game of football faces challenges in regard to the safety issues Alex touched on but we are making a lot of progress in this regard. Safety of the game is a foremost concern and football is as safe as it has ever been, with better equipment, ...
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 07, 2017, 04:50:46 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Auburn student newspaper calls for the firing of athletic director Jay Jacobs
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/905586506139652097/sO-gvfOk?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/905587553306378240)

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    “Ostensibly, Jacobs’ lack of action throughout the year was an effort to try to protect the softball players, whom he cast as his daughters in his damage-control letter, which not only was sent to The Plainsman but athletic boosters, too, who must undoubtedly have their own concerns.

    But good intentions aside, Jacob’s handling of the allegations has been at best negligent and at worst crooked, and he needs to step down or be removed from his position so Auburn can move forward. Jenkins, who appears not to have done her job as an advocate for victims, should go with him.

    Even if the athletics director wasn’t directly involved, they’re still called to solve these issues as soon as they can. Instead, Jacobs let this situation drag on for nearly a year before the two coaches were allowed to resign and retire, without a word from the Athletics Department acknowledging what happened.””

ESPN’s report on Aug. 27 that revealed a 14-page letter sent by attorney Martin Greenberg, working on behalf of former Auburn softball player Alexa Nemeth, to school officials and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has brought plenty of unrest to the university.

The letter alleged that the Auburn coaching staff was abusive, had a pattern of sexual harassment and that there were concerns about a cover-up by the administration.

That letter was sent a month before the sudden resignation of Clint Myers, whose son had resigned on March 30 during the season. It claimed that on March 30, “several players approached Head Coach Myers with proof in the form of text messages from a student-athlete’s cell phone that Coach Corey was having an inappropriate relationship with one of the student-athletes.”

Multiple current and former players were quoted, pointing out inappropriate sexual behavior and an attempt to keep those actions secret.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2017, 01:16:31 pm
 James Crepea‏Verified account @JamesCrepea

.@aldotcom spoke with Auburn AD Jay Jacobs in his first interview since softball allegations were publicized
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/906251593103753217/ikMRX280?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/JamesCrepea/status/906252143107158018)

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AL.com: "If an investigation began in Sept. 2016, why was Corey Myers permitted to return from his leave of absence and continue to serve in that position for six more months?"

Jacobs: "I've got complete confidence in our Title IX office and I think they did a thorough investigation and when they developed the facts, action was taken and Corey was no longer part of the team. I just have confidence in them. They started the investigation and they're going to finish it. I just have confidence in them. So, the results are the facts."

AL.com: "So it was (a) Title IX (investigation) in Sept. (2016)?"

Jacobs: "That's correct."

AL.com: "Regardless of whether it's worded as a threat or a warning - I wasn't in the room, I can't speak to how Meredith (Jenkins) put it. But why is a senior women's administrator speaking to the legality or illegality of anything? Why is it not a lawyer or law enforcement official speaking to that?"

Jacobs: "I'm just like you, I wasn't there. I know that that's been reported by some and everybody has their opinion of what went on but I don't have anything to speak to about that. I wasn't there."

AL.com: "You've said you 'could have been more forthcoming' (about the investigation) in April. You also said you respected Corey (Myers) for 'stepping out.' You've also since said that he was guilty of "wrongdoing." What is worthy of respect - if he's guilty of wrongdoing, what is worthy of respect in that situation?"

Jacobs: "The bottom line is this, is that Title IX completed their investigation on Corey and he's no longer part of our staff. Regardless of how that happened, decisive action was taken and he's no longer with Auburn and Auburn softball - after their thorough and fact-finding investigation."
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on September 19, 2017, 04:40:20 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

LSU football podcast: Joe Alleva, not Ed Orgeron, should be on the hot seat
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/910068817837068288/JHBdpydr?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/910068815496667136)

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Alleva is not a popular man in Baton Rouge. Alleva’s handling of the Les Miles departure, the hiring of Johnny Jones as the head basketball coach and the eventual bringing in of Orgeron has left a sour taste with Tiger fans.

There has been ample amounts of Orgeron bashing since the Mississippi State beatdown.
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on September 19, 2017, 07:50:10 am
AL.com: "You've said you 'could have been more forthcoming' (about the investigation) in April. You also said you respected Corey (Myers) for 'stepping out.' You've also since said that he was guilty of "wrongdoing." What is worthy of respect - if he's guilty of wrongdoing, what is worthy of respect in that situation?"

Jacobs: "The bottom line is this, is that Title IX completed their investigation on Corey and he's no longer part of our staff. Regardless of how that happened, decisive action was taken and he's no longer with Auburn and Auburn softball - after their thorough and fact-finding investigation."

Wow! Is that not skirting the issue or what?!?

He stepped in it and the smell is still there... 8)
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2017, 06:06:02 am
 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales 13h13 hours ago

Ross Bjork told The Clarion-Ledger that he's not interested in the Nebraska job and that he's not a candidate.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/916066046150270976/8lS0Bvop?format=jpg&name=600x314)


Neither am I nor Houston Nutt
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2017, 05:29:49 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tennessee coach Butch Jones: AD John Currie has ‘been extremely supportive’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/917407943695519745/UgtHjQBl?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/918500951497019393)

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The feeling among some is that Butch Jones is facing a must-win game as his Vols get ready to face the Gamecocks in Rocky Top on Saturday afternoon.

The Tennessee coach has seen his team get off to a 3-2 start with the two losses coming to main rivals Florida and Georgia, and the program spent a bye week stewing over a 41-0 home loss to the Bulldogs.

Jones said athletic director John Currie has his back: “He’s been extremely supportive, and he understands everything that we’ve built, everything that we’re going through with a young football team.

“John and I talk all the time,” Jones said. “The great thing is, John has been here, and he understands the program. He understands where it’s come from.”
Title: Re: The SEC ADs
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 09:39:29 am
 Kevin Scarbinsky‏ @KevinScarbinsky

Gus Malzahn can't save Jay Jacobs, but after the worst collapse of his tenure, can the Auburn coach save himself?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/919383371075260417/GTFWfG8k?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/919383368005029888)

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Scarblog: In the midst of Auburn Athletics' autumn of discontent, a quaint notion emerged that was at once hopeful, naive and laughable. Perhaps, the thinking went, Gus Malzahn could win enough football games this season to save himself and Jay Jacobs.

There was a real problem with that logic before LSU 27, Auburn 23. There's a bigger problem now.

First, Jacobs can't be saved, and Malzahn wouldn't volunteer to do it if he could. The relationship between the AD and the head football coach has been fractured for some time now. They aren't partners, and they aren't friends.

Athletic department insiders say the two men barely speak.

As for Malzahn, after choke job 1A or 1B of his tenure, he'll have his hands full from here through the Iron Bowl. If Auburn decision-makers...