• #101 by jbcarol on 01 Nov 2016
  • #102 by jbcarol on 04 Nov 2016

    With the report that John Cohen will take over as Mississippi State’s director of athletics, that will leave a vacancy for the baseball coach position with the Bulldogs.

    The Advocate’s Luke Johnson is reporting that Andy Cannizaro, who currently serves as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at LSU, will become the head coach at Mississippi State.
  • #103 by jbcarol on 17 Nov 2016

    OXFORD - Ole Miss has placed assistant athletic director for high school and junior college relations, Barney Farrar, on administrative leave, according to a report from

    The website reported Farrar did not accompany the football team to Texas A&M last weekend and that he's not expected to travel with the Rebels to Vanderbilt this weekend.

    Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork declined to comment on the situation, as did a university spokesman. Attempts by The Clarion-Ledger to reach Farrar were unsuccessful.

    Hugh Freeze wouldn't comment on the matter Wednesday. When asked if he was still confident in the core values of his program, Freeze said "absolutely."

    Farrar was assistant athletic director for external affairs at Ole Miss in 2006. His second stint with the Rebels began in December 2011.

    During the NFL Draft, photos of an alleged text exchange between former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and John Miller, assistant athletic director for football operations, were revealed on Tunsil's Instagram.

    In the photos, Tunsil asks for money to pay rent and for his mother's $305 electric and water bill. In his reply, Miller said "see Barney next week."
  • #104 by jbcarol on 25 Nov 2016

    LSU’s dominant performance on the road against Texas A&M on Thanksgiving has been overshadowed by the coaching rumors swirling on Thursday night.

    Alas, officials from the university have issued a statement.

    “There are a lot of unsubstantiated rumors about LSU’s coaching search,” the release said. “We will not comment on this speculation and are currently focused on our game against Texas A&M. There is a process in place for the search, and we will take our time to make sure the best decision is made for the future of the program.”

    This statement comes after speculation regarding Houston coach Tom Herman to LSU was in the works. At the start of the LSU-Texas A&M game, multiple outlets reported that LSU athletic director Joe Alleva met with Herman about the coaching vacancy and that a deal between the two sides was already agreed upon.

    Alleva was interviewed by the ESPN sideline reporter, but did not offer comment.

    Later on, he did release this on the subject:

    “Contrary to media reports, there has been no decision made on who will be the next football coach at LSU,” Alleva said. “Coach (Ed) Orgeron has done a great job of leading this team since taking over in late September and we are pulling hard for the Tigers tonight against Texas A&M. As we stated earlier, we are going to take our time and make sure we select the right person to lead our football program.”
  • #105 by jbcarol on 19 Dec 2016
  • #106 by jbcarol on 07 Jan 2017
  •  Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward Jan 4

    Tennessee might not hire an AD until April or May, the vice-chairman of UT's Board of Trustees told @JimmyHyams.
  • #107 by jbcarol on 16 Jan 2017

    Scarblog: Alabama football program broke with tradition in a big way. Instead of hiring the best available head coach from the family tree, the school landed the best available coach.


    Ten years later, it appears the Alabama athletics department is about to make that same break.

  • #108 by jbcarol on 16 Jan 2017
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  • #110 by jbcarol on 11 Apr 2017

    Byrne is 45 years old, 30 years younger than his predecessor, Bill Battle, a former coach who had been the founder and CEO of Collegiate Licensing Company. Before him Mal Moore, who had an extensive coaching career, was 73 when he stepped down for health reasons just before his death in 2013.

    Byrne’s never been coach, but grew up around college athletics as the son of a legend in his profession. His father Bill was the athletic director at Idaho State (1971-76), New Mexico (1976-79), San Diego State (1980-82), Oregon (1983-92), Nebraska (1992-2002) and Texas A&M (2002-12), which led to a diverse childhood but in a way started preparing him for his eventual career path.

    Following suit, Byrne’s worked fund raising and athletic oversight at Oregon (1995-98), Oregon State (1998-2002), Kentucky (2002-05) and Mississippi State (2006-08), before being promoted to replace Larry Templeton as the Bulldogs’ AD. That led to Arizona in 2010, where he contributed to a significant upgrade in the Wildcat’s facilities.

    Meanwhile, his coaching hires have reflected his desire to be innovative and out in front of the latest trends. They’ve included Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez, the second of which he announced on Twitter.

    Not only is that kind of thing foreign to Alabama, it’s never had an AD who embraced social media. Fans still are getting used to seeing things like during the recent NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament when Byrne posted a photo from his high school team. One of its coaches was current Gonzaga head coach Mark Few...
  • #111 by jbcarol on 26 Apr 2017
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  • #113 by jbcarol on 25 May 2017

    Maybe they could hire Scott Stricklin to fire Scott Stricklin.
  • #114 by jbcarol on 08 Jun 2017
  • #115 by jbcarol on 12 Jun 2017

    Arkansas athletic director is known for his time as the first chair and public face of the College Football Playoff selection committee. In that role, Long went on ESPN every week to defend the committee’s rankings —

    “What a lot of people don’t get to see about Jeff is he’s actually really funny,” said Chris Freet...

    Long’s Twitter biography includes his “Twitter strategy,” in which he writes his hope to “engage, enlighten, relieve stress & have FUN along the way.”

    In a recent interview with SEC Country, Long said his main goal in using Twitter is to connect with Arkansas supporters.

    “We do surveys and things, but on Twitter, you can learn what people are thinking in real time,” Long said. “I think it’s important for ADs to connect.”
    A sense of duty

    Freet said the first thing people should understand about Long’s use of social media is he is a naturally curious person.

    “He asks me every two months, ‘Do I need to do more on Instagram? Do I need to get back on Facebook? Do I need to do more on Snapchat? Where do I need to do more?’” Freet said. “He’s a curious person and also feels a sense of duty to use social media as a platform.”

    Even if Long doesn’t immediately respond to a certain tweet containing a comment or concern, he usually will forward it to his staff via email or text...
  • #116 by jbcarol on 13 Jun 2017
  • #117 by jbcarol on 16 Jun 2017

    “We’re not relaxing at Tennessee,” Currie said with a grin before Sunday’s Big Orange Caravan stop in Memphis. “We’re not gonna relax until we win all the championships, and then we’ll have to win the next one. There’s no relaxing for us.”

    Currie — who spent more than a decade working at Tennessee before spending eight years in the top job at Kansas State and then coming back to Knoxville for the “dream job” he always wanted —
  • #118 by jbcarol on 16 Jun 2017
  • C.M. Newton, former director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame

    Newton served as athletics director at UK from 1989-2000.  His term as AD was marked by the addition of three sports – men’s and women’s soccer and softball – expansion of facilities and growth in revenues in response to the increasing financial pressures of college athletics.

    Facility growth during Newton’s term included expansion of the football stadium (now known as C.M. Newton Grounds at Kroger Field), expansion of the baseball stadium, acquisition of a golf course, construction of the soccer/softball complex, a new tennis stadium and construction of the Nutter Field House.  Newton developed athletics revenues from $11.6 million during his first year to $36 million in his final year.

    Arriving at UK during a troubled time for the men’s basketball team, Newton’s hiring of Rick Pitino rejuvenated the program, eventually leading to a national championship in 1996 and then another NCAA title in 1998 under Orlando “Tubby” Smith. Newton’s hiring of Smith and Bernadette Mattox marked the first two African-American head coaches for UK men’s and women’s basketball.

    Despite the time demands of being an athletics director, Newton also made Kentucky prominent by his service on the national and international levels.  He was a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee from 1992-99, and as chairman in 1998, had the pleasure of handing the national championship trophy to Smith.

    Newton was president of USA Basketball from 1992-96, overseeing the creation of the original U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” of NBA players in 1992. He was chairman of the NCAA Basketball Officiating Committee from 1992-95 and was a member of the FIBA (international basketball) Central Board for many years.

    Newton was recognized for his achievements by being named Athletic Director of the Year by NACDA in 1999, an honor that also was bestowed on current UK AD Mitch Barnhart in 2015.

    Newton is the second UK AD to be named to the NACDA Hall of Fame.  Bernie Shively, who served in that role from 1938-67, was inducted in 1972.

    This year’s Hall of Fame class also featured Mike Alden (Missouri)...
  • #119 by jbcarol on 13 Jul 2017
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  • #121 by jbcarol on 21 Aug 2017
  • Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB 21h21 hours ago

    Sunday AM RT: What makes a great athletic director? Which school has the best one? Our survey of ADs & the media:

    The media’s top athletic directors

    Joe Castiglione, Oklahoma (16 points)

    Greg Byrne, Alabama (10): “Sharp. Creative. Basically groomed to be one of the nation’s premier athletic directors his entire life. Puts in nearly the same effort with baseball or swimming as he does football. Cares about accountability and the culture he shapes. Very approachable.”

    Jeff Long, Arkansas (8): “The blemish for Long is an obvious one: Arkansas hasn’t won really big in football or men’s basketball..."
  • #122 by jbcarol on 21 Aug 2017
  •  Ross Bjork‏Verified account @RossBjorkAD

    Lessons learned in football & athletics are impactful forever. Grateful for the opportunities in my life.

    ...As a former college football player, athletics director and the parent of two young boys who might play tackle football one day, I believe this is a great game that has so much to give.

    There’s no question the game of football faces challenges in regard to the safety issues Alex touched on but we are making a lot of progress in this regard. Safety of the game is a foremost concern and football is as safe as it has ever been, with better equipment, ...
  • #123 by jbcarol on 07 Sep 2017
  • Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Auburn student newspaper calls for the firing of athletic director Jay Jacobs

        “Ostensibly, Jacobs’ lack of action throughout the year was an effort to try to protect the softball players, whom he cast as his daughters in his damage-control letter, which not only was sent to The Plainsman but athletic boosters, too, who must undoubtedly have their own concerns.

        But good intentions aside, Jacob’s handling of the allegations has been at best negligent and at worst crooked, and he needs to step down or be removed from his position so Auburn can move forward. Jenkins, who appears not to have done her job as an advocate for victims, should go with him.

        Even if the athletics director wasn’t directly involved, they’re still called to solve these issues as soon as they can. Instead, Jacobs let this situation drag on for nearly a year before the two coaches were allowed to resign and retire, without a word from the Athletics Department acknowledging what happened.””

    ESPN’s report on Aug. 27 that revealed a 14-page letter sent by attorney Martin Greenberg, working on behalf of former Auburn softball player Alexa Nemeth, to school officials and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has brought plenty of unrest to the university.

    The letter alleged that the Auburn coaching staff was abusive, had a pattern of sexual harassment and that there were concerns about a cover-up by the administration.

    That letter was sent a month before the sudden resignation of Clint Myers, whose son had resigned on March 30 during the season. It claimed that on March 30, “several players approached Head Coach Myers with proof in the form of text messages from a student-athlete’s cell phone that Coach Corey was having an inappropriate relationship with one of the student-athletes.”

    Multiple current and former players were quoted, pointing out inappropriate sexual behavior and an attempt to keep those actions secret.
  • #124 by jbcarol on 09 Sep 2017
  • James Crepea‏Verified account @JamesCrepea

    .@aldotcom spoke with Auburn AD Jay Jacobs in his first interview since softball allegations were publicized

    Quote "If an investigation began in Sept. 2016, why was Corey Myers permitted to return from his leave of absence and continue to serve in that position for six more months?"

    Jacobs: "I've got complete confidence in our Title IX office and I think they did a thorough investigation and when they developed the facts, action was taken and Corey was no longer part of the team. I just have confidence in them. They started the investigation and they're going to finish it. I just have confidence in them. So, the results are the facts." "So it was (a) Title IX (investigation) in Sept. (2016)?"

    Jacobs: "That's correct." "Regardless of whether it's worded as a threat or a warning - I wasn't in the room, I can't speak to how Meredith (Jenkins) put it. But why is a senior women's administrator speaking to the legality or illegality of anything? Why is it not a lawyer or law enforcement official speaking to that?"

    Jacobs: "I'm just like you, I wasn't there. I know that that's been reported by some and everybody has their opinion of what went on but I don't have anything to speak to about that. I wasn't there." "You've said you 'could have been more forthcoming' (about the investigation) in April. You also said you respected Corey (Myers) for 'stepping out.' You've also since said that he was guilty of "wrongdoing." What is worthy of respect - if he's guilty of wrongdoing, what is worthy of respect in that situation?"

    Jacobs: "The bottom line is this, is that Title IX completed their investigation on Corey and he's no longer part of our staff. Regardless of how that happened, decisive action was taken and he's no longer with Auburn and Auburn softball - after their thorough and fact-finding investigation."
  • #125 by jbcarol on 19 Sep 2017
  • Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

    LSU football podcast: Joe Alleva, not Ed Orgeron, should be on the hot seat

    Alleva is not a popular man in Baton Rouge. Alleva’s handling of the Les Miles departure, the hiring of Johnny Jones as the head basketball coach and the eventual bringing in of Orgeron has left a sour taste with Tiger fans.

    There has been ample amounts of Orgeron bashing since the Mississippi State beatdown.
  • #126 by NoNC4Tubs on 19 Sep 2017
  • "You've said you 'could have been more forthcoming' (about the investigation) in April. You also said you respected Corey (Myers) for 'stepping out.' You've also since said that he was guilty of "wrongdoing." What is worthy of respect - if he's guilty of wrongdoing, what is worthy of respect in that situation?"

    Jacobs: "The bottom line is this, is that Title IX completed their investigation on Corey and he's no longer part of our staff. Regardless of how that happened, decisive action was taken and he's no longer with Auburn and Auburn softball - after their thorough and fact-finding investigation."

    Wow! Is that not skirting the issue or what?!?

    He stepped in it and the smell is still there... 8)
  • #127 by jbcarol on 06 Oct 2017
  •  Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales 13h13 hours ago

    Ross Bjork told The Clarion-Ledger that he's not interested in the Nebraska job and that he's not a candidate.

    Neither am I nor Houston Nutt
  • #128 by jbcarol on 13 Oct 2017
  • Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones: AD John Currie has ‘been extremely supportive’

    The feeling among some is that Butch Jones is facing a must-win game as his Vols get ready to face the Gamecocks in Rocky Top on Saturday afternoon.

    The Tennessee coach has seen his team get off to a 3-2 start with the two losses coming to main rivals Florida and Georgia, and the program spent a bye week stewing over a 41-0 home loss to the Bulldogs.

    Jones said athletic director John Currie has his back: “He’s been extremely supportive, and he understands everything that we’ve built, everything that we’re going through with a young football team.

    “John and I talk all the time,” Jones said. “The great thing is, John has been here, and he understands the program. He understands where it’s come from.”
  • #129 by jbcarol on 15 Oct 2017
  • Kevin Scarbinsky‏ @KevinScarbinsky

    Gus Malzahn can't save Jay Jacobs, but after the worst collapse of his tenure, can the Auburn coach save himself?

    Scarblog: In the midst of Auburn Athletics' autumn of discontent, a quaint notion emerged that was at once hopeful, naive and laughable. Perhaps, the thinking went, Gus Malzahn could win enough football games this season to save himself and Jay Jacobs.

    There was a real problem with that logic before LSU 27, Auburn 23. There's a bigger problem now.

    First, Jacobs can't be saved, and Malzahn wouldn't volunteer to do it if he could. The relationship between the AD and the head football coach has been fractured for some time now. They aren't partners, and they aren't friends.

    Athletic department insiders say the two men barely speak.

    As for Malzahn, after choke job 1A or 1B of his tenure, he'll have his hands full from here through the Iron Bowl. If Auburn decision-makers...
  • #130 by jbcarol on 04 Nov 2017
  • Kevin Scarbinsky‏Verified account @KevinScarbinsky

    Why so many Auburn people are celebrating the end of Jay Jacobs' tenure as AD.

    Scarblog: One of the most eagerly anticipated days in the recent history of Auburn Athletics finally came to pass Friday. The long reign of Jay Jacobs as athletics director has been given an expiration date.

    Based on the public and private feelings of so many people who care about the university, as well as many neutral observers, it's long overdue.

    Jacobs' released a statement couching the decision as his own, saying, "I have prayerfully decided the time has come for me to step aside" no later than June 1 of next year, "sooner if my successor is in place."

    Much sooner is the plan preferred by insiders, but in truth, Jacobs' didn't arrive at this decision voluntarily.
  • #131 by jbcarol on 17 Nov 2017
  • How did college coach buyouts get so big? Blame groupthink and overmatched ADs

    Butch Jones, Jim McElwain and Jeff Long have all had the misfortune of being fired in the last month.

    The positive of losing your job? All three will likely get millions in liquidated damages, more commonly known as a buyout. Butch Jones, who received a pink slip from Tennessee on Sunday, will receive $200,000 a month for the next 40 months -- $8.25 million in total -- only mitigated if he gets another job. Former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, forced out on Wednesday, will make $1 million a year through the remainder of his contract set to expire in June 2022.

    It's the standard of doing business in college athletics though the buyout figures have climbed to astronomical heights. Twenty-six college football coaches, including five in the Southeastern Conference, have buyout figures of $10 million or more, according to USA Today Sports' salary database. Florida State would have to pay Jimbo Fisher, currently in the midst of a 3-6 season, nearly $40 million to leave.

    How did we get to this point? It boils down to some combination of revenue going through the roof especially from television rights, powerful agents wielding tremendous leverage and university leaders giving in to increasingly one-sided contracts amid growing desperation to find a winner.


    After winning back-to-back SEC East titles, Jim McElwain appeared to be one of the more secure SEC coaches at the start of the 2017 season. Not only did he have on-field success, but his huge buyout ($12.9 million) made it near impossible to dismiss him after only three seasons.

    There are plenty of agents who represent college coaches, but no one is as revered and powerful as Jimmy Sexton.

    Before the 2017 season, Sexton represented an astonishing nine SEC head coaches though three (McElwain, Jones and Hugh Freeze) have already been fired. Sexton has landed massive deals for his clients including Alabama's Saban, but the college athletics world still views him as a fair negotiator. Sexton's affable personality and style make everyone feel good when they leave the negotiating table even if his client gets the upper-hand most of the time. He personally represents two of the top five coaches with biggest buyouts in college football...
  • #132 by jbcarol on 01 Dec 2017
  • #133 by jbcarol on 03 Dec 2017
  •  Jimmy Hyams‏ @JimmyHyams
    Dec 1

    Phillip Fulmer to lead UT coaching search as new AD, replacing John Currie. Currie suspended w/ pay as school `investigates' firing Currie for cause. Currie was hired Feb. 28, effective April 1; 5-year deal at $900k/year. Read my blog: ……-coaching-search

    UT's appointment letter to AD Phillip Fulmer says UT suspended John Currie with pay pending an investigation related to termination for cause under article IX. Fulmer will be paid $575000 annually. His appointment has no "definitive term" according to appointment letter.
  • #134 by jbcarol on 07 Dec 2017
  •  SEC Country Vols‏Verified account @SECCountryVols
    12h12 hours ago

    Rival AD on John Currie’s dismissal at Tennessee: ‘It’s a tragedy’   #VFL

    Currie was dismissed as Tennessee’s athletic director after the hiring of a new head football coach turned into a disaster that included fan protests, politicians denouncing the possibility of Greg Schiano getting the job, and chants of “Fire Currie” at athletic events on campus.

    For Scott Stricklin, the athletic director at the University of Florida, the dismissal was a disaster.

    “It’s beyond unfortunate,” Stricklin said. “It’s a tragedy. There’s no one more respected among his peers than he is.”

    Currie, who has not been officially fired, seemed to be in the good graces of Volunteers fans when the search for Butch Jones’ replacement began. In a popular move, he had brought back the Lady Volunteers name for the women’s teams, and his decision to part ways with Jones was seen as a positive move for the program.

    His popularity went down faster than a semi-truck descending the Smoky Mountains when the news that he was set to hire Schiano became public.
  • #135 by jbcarol on 19 Dec 2017
  • sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

    Jay Jacobs' AD emeritus role won't be paid but retirement could net $540k annually

    When Jay Jacobs' time as Auburn's athletics director comes to an end on or before June 1, 2018, he isn't sure what his plans are just yet.

    Jacobs has been Auburn's AD for nearly 13 years, and he has spent more than 30 years working at his alma mater, but he announced last month that he plans to resign from his post by June 1, if not earlier, should Auburn name a successor before then.

    "All I've been thinking about is keep doing this job, make sure this team had a chance to be successful and all the rest of them keep going," Jacobs said last week. "Whenever a new AD is in place, they've asked me to stay to June 1, we'll just see if that works or not. The key to it is giving somebody a chance to be successful. At that time, when I step away, I'll probably take a little time to reflect on the possibilities I've already gotten and see what I want to do."

    One thing Jacobs will be doing is serving as Auburn's athletics director emeritus, sharing the title currently held by his predecessor, David Housel.

    "I got to call (former Florida AD) Jeremy Foley and ask him what that means," Jacobs said. "What it means, what I think it means on the academic side is that, you know, you have a status with the university. It's just a complimentary title; that's all it is."

    While Jacobs will not receive a salary from Auburn in his new role, the longtime university employee will still have a considerable income once he officially steps down from his current position.

    According to a report from the Times Daily on Monday, Jacobs is expected to earn $540,000 annually in state retirement, which is "unequivocally" the state's largest retirement fund ever, according to a Retirement Systems of Alabama employee.

    RSA Deputy Director Don Yancey said Jacobs' retirement is so far from the standard that it would be classified as a "super outlier" ...
  • #136 by jbcarol on 25 Dec 2017
  • Jesse Simonton@JesseReSimonton

    Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer goes 1-on-1 with @Brent_Hubbs detailing the coaching search, picking "his 5-star quarterback" in HC Jeremy Pruitt and his role with the football team moving forward.

    Fulmer has been on the job three weeks today. In 21 days, Fulmer has hired a football coach, he's worked the recruiting trail and he's doing all he can to help handle Tennessee football until Jeremy Pruitt returns to Knoxville full time.

    “Everyone was surprised right? I was thrilled, excited and I'm looking forward to all the challenges that I thought were out there.”

    What was it like running a football coaching search?

    “It was like going out and getting a 5-star quarterback. It's the same thing. Maybe a little more sense of urgency because the timeline was not what you would have liked for to have been. But we went through the 'process', that word that everyone likes to use out there today. We went through the process. We interviewed a lot of really good candidates on both sides of the ball, head coaches, coordinators. One of the things is that I was able to gain a lot of information about the people that we have to beat in this league because as you talk to them you ask them really tough questions about different things in their organization. They are pretty anxious to tell you how much they know. So that helped some in the process.

    “One day, I think it was the third day, I said you know what 'I don't think I have picked up a metal fork in three days. We were eating sandwiches on the plane or crackers. It's like recruiting in the old days. We had five visits in a day a couple of times. Then we called those guys back. I had to be in New York. I wasn't going to miss the New York time with Peyton. That's historical. So we brought people to New York to talk to them and that was great because then the chancellor got to be involved. That was a real plus for the whole process as well.”

    You have called coach Pruitt a “football coach." What do you mean by that?

    “That he's not going to get caught up in the clutter. This interview we are doing is going to help us, but it's not going to help him win. Recruiting is going to help him win. Coaching is going to help him win. Coaching his coaches to how he wants it done is going to help him win. Building relationships with his players and with the former players. That's going to help him. My job and our job in the organization is to take as much of the clutter out of his world. Its not that he doesn't want to do it. He's very good at it. But right not [sic] it's crucial that his focus is on what he needs it to be focused on – recruiting, coaching, getting his calendar like he needs it for the team. All those things that take a lot of time.”
  • #137 by jbcarol on 06 Jan 2018
  • sports
    ‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
    18h18 hours ago

    NFL's Michelle McKenna-Doyle has pulled out of the running for the Auburn athletic director job
  • #138 by jbcarol on 02 Apr 2018

  • Michael Carvell
    ‏ @Michael_Carvell

    Missouri AD was ‘blindsided’ by Michael Porter Jr. injury

    Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk said this past week that his department was “blindsided” by the injury that cost Porter nearly all of his freshman season.

    “It was disappointing to hear,” Sterk told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Dave Matter. “Surprise was the biggest thing. No one really knew anything like that [except for] probably the trainers [with whom] he was doing physical therapy. But other than that I don’t think there was any [warning] as far as all of us. We were like you [in the media]. We were kind of blindsided by it.”

    Sterk says the athletic department was left in the dark, and seemed to indicate that more warning would have been appreciated.

    “I really wasn’t in the middle of all that,” he said. “A heads up that day would have been good, but I think that was last-minute.”
  • #139 by jbcarol on 05 Jun 2018
  • sports
    ‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
    3h3 hours ago

    Former Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs has landed another job in the SEC.

    He was hired as executive associate athletic director at Florida: