At some point NCAA membership will have to address the overwhelming ogre in the room: Why does embattled president Mark Emmert still have a job?
The reason could be this simple: Firing Emmert could do more harm than good.
“If you force him out, you’re essentially telling everyone he has failed,” one NCAA president told Sporting News. “When you’re dealing with (litigation), it’s not prudent to admit failure at the highest office.”
If this is how school presidents think, college sports are doomed. By the way, it’s not as if Emmert is fooling anybody else.
“He is incapable of looking in the mirror and figuring out that he could be the problem,” one administrator of a BCS school told Sporting News. “A leader with a personality like that, it affects everyone he manages and it affects the way the organization is run.”
Which is how you get to this rather astounding piece of news.
So by all means, Donna Lopiano, let’s make Emmert’s organization less accountable. It’s done so much to earn our trust and respect.