Today, in athletic department leadership

Oregon football’s fallen off a cliff since Chip Kelly left, finishing 4-8 this season.  You’d think the fate of its head coach would be front and center right now for the AD, but Stewart Mandel suggests he’s got bigger fish to fry.

I have no idea if that’s meant to be comforting, but if I’m Mullens’ boss, and things really are in limbo coaching wise, I think I’d be making a polite suggestion about looking into conference calling.



Filed under BCS/Playoffs, Pac-12 Football

12 responses to “Today, in athletic department leadership

  1. I’m surprised Phil Knight doesn’t personally handle all hiring and firing at Nike U.


  2. Go Dawgs!

    All that Nike money hasn’t bought the man a cell phone capable of FaceTime or Skype?


    • Big dawg

      Nike won’t buy products that are built in third world labor camps. It’s their integrity. 😁


      • Oh my, go to Eugene and say that. Think this blog can get nasty sometimes. Remember being in Eugene a few years ago, when Knight was going to pull all his money from the UO cause the U was after him on Nike and this issue.


  3. Macallanlover

    Agree, his primary job should be his unquestionable, top priority. ADs shouldn’t be on the committee anyway, imo. Plus anything they do thi week gets tossed and they start over next week. One guy absent this week means little. Do your job, or resign….. we’ve already got your replacement ready and plenty of people willing to help him pack.


  4. AusDawg85

    But there’s free food, wine and golf at the resort!


  5. lakedawg

    Dumb must be inbred in all AD’s.


  6. Will Trane

    Does Chaney have a health issue with all that weight he has.
    Does the AD office have a health prevention rewuirement?
    Also does the health care provider for UGA employees take note of his excess weight.
    Every coach and staff person should meet certain health tests and requirements.
    Would not tolerate weight issus for staff.
    That should include profs.
    Image is important


  7. Will Trane

    Ever notice how no one poaches the Tech coaching tree?
    But those dumb as dirt metro Atlanta sports writers and bloggers rave about Tech.
    So good?
    Then was does no AD comie searching the flats Jeff, Chip, or Bill.


    • If I’m not mistaken, there are former Johnson assistants who are head coaches at Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Navy and Army. That may not be a big tree, but it’s a tree all the same.


    • 92 grad

      There’s always a market for experienced option coordinators or coaches. Many smaller college programs and fairly well compensated high school coaching jobs are out there.