Keep your chin up, kid.

University of Alabama Chancellor Robert Witt says that even though mistakes were made, embattled UAB President Ray Watts still has his undying support.

“There is no doubt that our governing structure and the synergies of UA, UAB and UAH are a point of tremendous pride for Alabama and a model for the nation.  It is extremely unfortunate that a vocal few would choose to disagree.”

And after reading the complete PR memo that laid out the plans to shut down UAB’s football program, I can see why Witt has his back.  After all, if college is about preparing students to deal with the real world, how much more of an education could UAB’s student-athletes get than this touching send off?

Make History, Show Your Heart: This will be a difficult transition, but it will demonstrate your ability to deal with hard times and show heart, work ethic, loyalty, and dedication. These are traits to be proud of and this is a story you will be able to share and benefit from in every job interview for the rest of your life. Take this opportunity to prove your ability to deal with a difficult situation and to help others through the same — something employers look for.

Yeah, making sure that somebody you interview for a job hire has the experience of suffering through a layoff in the form of a D-1 college football program being closed is the kind of thing 21st-century employers are seeking out in droves.  Especially in Alabama.

A model for the nation, indeed.


Filed under It's All Just Made Up And Flagellant, Life After Football

14 responses to “Keep your chin up, kid.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    You know it’s pure bullshit when they say ‘synergies’.


  2. 3rdandGrantham

    I’m more appalled by the fact that he used the word “synergies” in his statement. Someone needs to tell him that ‘synergy(ies)’ has been at or near the top of the most tired, overused business jargon for years, though fortunately its finally lost a good bit of its luster of late after being ridiculously overused 5-10 years ago.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to circle back to my mission critical, forward-thinking project that I’m working on, that is well within my core competency. I really need to drill down and think outside the box on this one, otherwise I’ll continue to suffer pain points like UAB athletics.


  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    “a point of tremendous pride for Alabama and a model for the nation. ”

    Uh, ah…Bob…what is this nation of which you speak, there, dude?


  4. Mayor

    I’m reminded of how that august member of the Board of Regents, former Governor Joe Frank Harris, rose to the defense of Mike Adams when Adams had been caught red-handed stealing (yes, that is the correct word to use for what he did) public funds. There is no end to what public trough government gasbags will come up with to defend their own.


    • 69Dawg

      +1000 The good ole boys club always covers there own. It’s the same in corporations, I hired his sorry ass so I have to make this work or they might fire me. I was on a board of directors that knew that a VP was terrible but the CEO that had hired the person would not fire them. The Board told said CEO you have a choice, you fire the VP our we fire you. The VP was gone the next day.


      • Dog in Fla

        Survival of the fattest unless the CEO is a super-hot woman (as if) and then it’s survival of the phattest




          • Dog in Fla

            The Donald has the most complicated back-to-front criss-cross comb-over ever! He would fit in perfectly in South Carolina or Miami Beach


            • Dr. Lee Bosley of Bosley Hair Transplant Center

              You’d think a guy with that much dough would just get hair implant surgery. The picture above shows, between the strands, that he’s damn near bald. Man up Donald! Either accept the hair loss and be proud of it or bite the bullet and get the hair implants. We finance!