If you want the job done right, do it yourself.

Looks like Rutgers is doing some job outsourcing to the Big Ten Network.

Two people familiar with the situation, who were not authorized to speak officially on Rutgers’ behalf, said Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is expected to play a role in this search, which is why a preliminary list includes two deputy athletic directors from that conference: Sean Frazier of Wisconsin and Greg Ianni of Michigan State.

Rutgers will join the Big Ten for all sports in 2014, and will reap a financial windfall in future years from membership in the conference.

The only thing I can’t figure out there is why the school is being allowed to go through the motions of hiring an AD.  Eliminate the middleman and let Delany put one of his assistants in charge of Rutgers athletics.  Gotta protect that investment, after all.


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25 responses to “If you want the job done right, do it yourself.

  1. Go Dawgs!

    Rutgers: You said that we’d be free to make those decisions under our own supervision!
    Darth Delaney: I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.

  2. DawgPhan

    Lulz at Rutgers selling their athletic soul to OSU.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Ah, think of it. The pomp, the pageantry, the tradition, of Purdue vs. . . . . Rutgers.
    The New York TV market has nothing to do with it. Nothing.

    • mdcgtp

      the NY TV market has EVERYTHING to do with it and Delaney was unabashed at saying it was at the time. The reality is that Rutgers and Maryland were the only viable choices to use as tools to execute his strategy, which is to hike up subscriber fees for the big ten network in NY metro and DC metro areas. In almost EVERY sense, Rutgers was incidental. He cares NOT A LICK about Rutgers athletics nor what it brings to the Big 10. All he cares was whether or not he could credibly use them a tool. My guess is time warner, verizon, and cablevision are going to tell him to take a flying leap when he comes asking for $1/sub per month because NYC is big ten country! further, the ratings of Rutgers games would probably reflects a SMALL NICHE of homes within PARTS of NJ (mostly central) but that no one in NYC, Westchester, Long Island or CT could give a rat’s tail about Rutgers athletics.

  4. Dog in Fla

    Sean Frazier of Wisconsin and Greg Ianni of Michigan State are his assistants. Their current tours of duty are posts in Madison and East Lansing. Sean and Greg report in daily to Big Jim’s receptionist at the B1G X HQ in Park Ridge conveniently located just 19 klicks southwest of Evanston


    • Hogbody Spradlin


      • Dog in Fla

        As much as I hate to be the grammar Gestapo (not really), I’ve got to call you on your radio-telephone procedure by the improper use of “OVER AND OUT”. Pick one. Pick the other. But thou shall not mother******* ever use both together. No shit on the shingle for you for 1 year! The remainder of your transmission makes perfect sense. Out.

        • Cojones

          You are assuming that Hogbody knows what SOS is when it comes to the services. He may call it CBOT.

          • Hogbody Spradlin

            The only reason I know is a scene in MASH (movie). Stouffers used to make a pretty good frozen version. Just bring your toast.

          • Dog in Fla

            Not only is SOS the most aptly named food product ever, it’s also the initials of enemy Spurrier even though he uses aliases of OBC and HBC.

  5. paul

    I’m wondering if it would even be legal to get the conference commissioner involved in a job search at a state funded institution like Georgia. Not to mention, why would anyone want that?

  6. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Note that the whistleblower who provided the tape showing the Rice abuse is now being investigated by the FBI for extortion. That ought to really encourage people in other college athletics departments who have knowledge of such behavior to come forward. Delaney probably called the FBI himself.

  7. Yawn

    Who really cares? Can we have better content than this garbage.

  8. Yawn

    Oh and BTW…The only thing I can’t figure out is why the Senator would take his precious time and even make a post abiut this? To hell with them damn Yankees up north

    • You must be new here.😉

      • Cojones

        I’m emminently qualified (by the sheer # of people who correct my usage) to correct your new visitor’s usage mistakes: “damn yankees” begins with the letter “G” and “up north” is now referred to as “Upper U.S.” (a location designation made frequently by Italian-Americans in Chicago), i.e.; Delaney is always referred to as coming from “Upper U.S.”.

        You’re welcome.

      • Yawn

        Yes Sir… i’m a newbie GTP fan

    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Damn yankees up north is redundant. Yankees up north is redundant. Damn yankees is redundant. Precious time is redundant.

      • Yawn

        ROTFLMAO… Okay

      • Barbara

        Did somebody mention my boy’s name. Precious’ time is not redundant. Whatever that means.

        Do I have to jerk a knot in somebody else’s tail? I want to ask you something. Back when my husband was in coaching with me, blogs would have been our best friends if blogs or friends had been invented then. Now all y’all want to do is beat my son to Hell and back. And the only time I can get my husband out of the garden into the mansion is when there’s a thunderstorm.

        I want you to listen about my baby. Here goes. Get ready. Let me say this:

        Precious walked into kind of a mess. Florida, Boom walks into talent just oozing out of their ears. Jimbo Fisher walks into FSU with talent. And y’all are telling me that Precious’ time is redundant? Are you crazy?

        You’ve got Mama’s rile up now, buddy. Did you know Precious played 17 freshman against Florida and he’s going to be with Jerry Jones for the next 25 years?