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#2031088 - 05/23/18 11:55 AM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: tmcats]
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Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
I heard about the A.D. at Arkansas being a candidate.


he was a candidate at k-state. must want out of fayetteville.

ku should hire john currie. he'd fix compliance, facilities, and financials as he did at k-state, but wouldn't kowtow to self/adidas, so that won't work.
Yeah didn't he run off Frank Martin?


yes, thankfully. k-state would be swimming with ku in fbi backwaters if frankie was still in mhk.
Always laughable to see the backhanded comments of KSU's booster, mr.cat. If anyone is swimming, it's you as you escape the drone of the tractors coming into town for a Saturday night hoe down.
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#2031089 - 05/23/18 02:14 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: dgless21]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 07/03/09
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer
Joe Parker from CSU.


Pass.

He's Bruce Weber at Illinois. He looks good because the guy before him left a great situation. Graham hired McElwain to put CSU football on the map. Graham hired Eustachy to make CSU basketball passable. Graham started the new stadium and got a decent chunk of the fundraising done.

Parker hasn't wowed. His hires and pay aren't something I'd be happy with. While he didn't hire Bobo, he's average in the MWC and was extended by Parker to make him the highest paid in the conference. Niko Medved was a wtf hire after going 17-17 last year. Add that CSU softball hosted sit ins to fight against inequality among the athletic teams...I don't see why he'd be the top choice.


Graham left Parker in a great situation and Parker is doing a good job since he took over.

Parker hired Medved to coach basketball and that was not an out of the blue hire. Medved had been an assistant coach at CSU from 2007 - 2012. He did a good job rebuilding at Furman. Then Medved was at Drake for 1 season and won 10 more games than the previous season which is a big improvement.

Parker has a lot of connections in the B12. He has worked for Texas, TT and OU. He also has worked for other P5 programs, Michigan and Washington State. His CSU bio shows all of the VIP seats sold out in the new CSU stadium. It also shows he was responsible for fund raising at Michigan. He also was at CSU during the building of their new stadium so he has experience with that process.

His weakness is that he has not hired any football coaches. Parker extended Bobo this year after he went 7-6 (5-3 Conf) in each of 3 prior seasons. CSU also has to pay a big buy out if they fire Bobo in the next few seasons. That was not a good contract negotiation for Parker. Parker stayed conservative extending Bobo and that decision was made based on having a new stadium to fill and $239 million in new stadium debt to pay off.

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#2031091 - 05/23/18 03:16 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: AlOerter]
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Registered: 10/30/12
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Utah Chris Hill is my choice if you can get him out of retirement.

Chris Hill

Ray Tanner, the athletic director at the University of South Carolina, is my second choice.


Edited by Maximus (05/23/18 03:21 PM)
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#2031093 - 05/23/18 05:49 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: pizzanbeer]
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Registered: 03/27/05
Loc: 23rd Street Brewery
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer

Parker
...


I'm not saying he's terrible. I just don't see us dropping 1.5M to fire Zenger to hire a guy that's a single.

If we're spending that much to get rid of an AD, I expect us to swing for the fences and hire someone that has done it at the P5 level. Hire a CEO that's succeeded at the highest level.

We're a national brand, and we need to hire a national brand AD.
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#2031094 - 05/23/18 06:44 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: AlOerter]
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Registered: 10/13/04
Loc: center of nowhere
How about the AD Louisville fired?
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#2031095 - 05/23/18 06:45 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: tmcats]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: tmcats
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
I heard about the A.D. at Arkansas being a candidate.


he was a candidate at k-state. must want out of fayetteville.

ku should hire john currie. he'd fix compliance, facilities, and financials as he did at k-state, but wouldn't kowtow to self/adidas, so that won't work.
Yeah didn't he run off Frank Martin?


yes, thankfully. k-state would be swimming with ku in fbi backwaters if frankie was still in mhk.
My sources say differently. Currie micro-managed the program and him so he said see you later and took the first job available.
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#2031096 - 05/23/18 09:01 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: dgless21]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 07/03/09
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Originally Posted By: pizzanbeer

Parker
...


I'm not saying he's terrible. I just don't see us dropping 1.5M to fire Zenger to hire a guy that's a single.

If we're spending that much to get rid of an AD, I expect us to swing for the fences and hire someone that has done it at the P5 level. Hire a CEO that's succeeded at the highest level.

We're a national brand, and we need to hire a national brand AD.


They went cheap with Zenger and Beaty so I am keeping my expectations reasonable with Parker. I also looked at other P5 ADs that we might have a shot at and most are new hires and not that impressive.

Realignment is coming around again and KU needs to have the football program in order and on the upswing for when that happens. High level AD, quality coach, 1st class football stadium, new indoor practice field, etc.


Edited by pizzanbeer (05/23/18 09:06 PM)

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#2031097 - 05/23/18 09:16 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: Maximus]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 07/03/09
Originally Posted By: Maximus
Utah Chris Hill is my choice if you can get him out of retirement.

Chris Hill

Ray Tanner, the athletic director at the University of South Carolina, is my second choice.


Hill just retired and spent his whole career at Utah. I do not see him as a viable candidate for KU.

Tanner was a college baseball coach until 2012. He has been at SC for 22 years so I do not see him making a move to KU. I would want someone with more experience running an athletics department than Tanner has. If KU is going to hire an ex-coach then at least get an ex-football coach like Mack Brown.

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#2031111 - 05/24/18 04:55 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: AlOerter]
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Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Arkansas Bielema?
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#2031112 - 05/24/18 06:06 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: KUCO_VOC]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Arkansas Bielema?
Didn't he get fired at Arkansas? No thanks on a fired coach.
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#2031113 - 05/24/18 09:02 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: 58hawk]
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Registered: 03/27/05
Loc: 23rd Street Brewery
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
Originally Posted By: KUCO_VOC
Arkansas Bielema?
Didn't he get fired at Arkansas? No thanks on a fired coach.


Bielema and Long both got fired.

They would be better than Beaty and Zenger, but Tom Jurich would be my pick if we're chasing unemployed ADs.
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#2031114 - 05/24/18 09:29 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: AlOerter]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
We've already gone down that path with Chaz Frontbutt.
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#2031115 - 05/24/18 09:38 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: AlOerter]
dgless21 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Loc: 23rd Street Brewery
Successful athletic director = unsuccessful head coach?

I don't follow.
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#2031124 - 05/25/18 03:51 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: dgless21]
58hawk Offline
Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: dgless21
Successful athletic director = unsuccessful head coach?

I don't follow.
My bad. I thought KUCO was referring to Bielema as a head coach and not an AD.
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#2031125 - 05/25/18 04:36 PM Re: Next A.D. is... [Re: 58hawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 10/02/13
This guy's resume intrigues me: Michael Alford, 48, Central Michigan AD (see Tait's column) http://www2.kusports.com/news/2018/may/21/possible-ad-candidates-kansas/

Learned under Castiglione, has NFL ties, could probably be had for relatively cheap.



Edited by AlOerter (05/25/18 04:37 PM)
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