Force Bullshit is strong in this one.
“I think it was a fad to bring in business people,” an ACC AD said. “And you saw where it resulted in a lot of them coming across like a bull in a china shop, firing people immediately, clashing with fans. Also, if I have 22 sports at my school; two of them make money. Would I run them like a business? No, of course not. I wouldn’t expect to cut 20 programs.”
No, the typical AD would rather overpay a mediocre football coach who’s got Jimmy Sexton as an agent and blow money upgrading perfectly fine facilities because he or she worried about keeping up with the competition. Let’s see how this guy would do with those 20 programs if the TV money wasn’t rolling in.
And don’t get me started on the quality work turned in by non-business ADs at places like Baylor and Penn State.
Just because Dave Brandon was totally unsuited for the job doesn’t make the rest of you folks geniuses. Or even competent.