How do you know when an athletic department isn’t run like a business?
When it sells a plane used for football recruiting for $1.4 million in 2018 and decides less than two years later it needs to explore buying a plane to use for football recruiting. And here’s Greg McGarity, doing his best word salad work about that:
“I expect to get with the president next month to talk about opportunities,” athletic director Greg McGarity said this week. “Our intention was to go through a couple of cycles and have a financial review at the end of those cycles to figure out what’s the best path moving forward in our aviation efforts. We just concluded that coming off this recruiting season. We’re going through that review which we had planned all along. We may continue to do what we’re doing or we may go down a different path.”
You can probably guess the punchline.
McGarity said in 2018 that investing in a new aircraft would cost $8 million to $10 million.
Do I smell a booster pitch coming?