I’m beginning to think we need to come up with an award for the dumb decision of the day by a college athletic director – and no, Mike Hamilton wouldn’t retire the trophy.
Anyway, if there were such a thing, today’s winner would be Utah State’s Scott Barnes, who, it turns out, was offered the first opportunity to jump to the Mountain West in the wake of BYU’s move to independence, turned it down… and then felt the need to publicize the decision in a letter posted on the school’s website.
Were I a Utah State supporter (there must be a few of them out there, right?), this is how I’d be feeling about Mr. Barnes about now:
In fairness, Barnes probably doesn’t disagree with that assessment this morning.