When there’s a school, there’s a Way.

Vanderbilt just fired its athletic director, after only one year on the job.

The university sent out a press release earlier in the day naming Candice Story as the new interim Vanderbilt athletic director on Tuesday.

“Candice embodies the Vanderbilt Way, which is our commitment to ensuring that student-athletes excel on the field of play, academically and in life,” interim chancellor Susan Wente said.

So, exactly how did Malcolm Turner not embody the Vanderbilt Way?  Honestly, given it’s Vanderbilt, I think we have to give the guy something of a pass on the “excel on the field of play” bit, but academic issues?  Player behavior scandal?

Forget it, Jake.  It’s college athletics.

Rumors have swirled for weeks over unhappiness between Turner and Vanderbilt. The source of much discontent was Turner’s spending.

Ex-athletic director David Williams left behind a “rainy day” fund that sources estimated at $17 million. Turner blew through that in less than a year on the job.

A source familiar with the inner workings inside Vanderbilt athletics, weeks ago, said that there had been a spending freeze and that the department was running “deficits on top of deficits on top of deficits.”

Ah, that’s the Way we all know and love.


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9 responses to “When there’s a school, there’s a Way.

  1. WCH

    Talk about NO “bang for your buck”.


  2. AlphaDawg

    I thought they did away with the position in its entirety several years back?

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  3. The Dawg abides

    Schools have been coming after their baseball coach for a while now, but they’ve always upped the ante so far. This summer might be a good time for a school with money to offer him more than Vandy can counter.

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  4. Sanford222view

    Hate to hear that for Malcom. We went to highschool together.


  5. Spike

    Better them than us.


  6. Bright Idea

    Williams accepted what Vandy was and never will be. Perhaps this guy didn’t or couldn’t just say “no.”


  7. Reipar

    The now former AD had just announced they were keeping the football coach because they needed to spend more for him to be able to compete. Guess Mason is screwed now.


  8. duronimo

    Could be a good reason to fire the guy but why miss an opportunity to go all “woke” and raise awareness? After all, men and women are exactly alike. That’s why Vanderbilt’s male and female cheerleaders wear identical sexy outfits. It also explains the stage full of dry humping men, halftime on Sunday.