There may have been some who have expressed dislike over Warde, especially after the last realignment failure.
I'm not one of them. Don't forget, football rules on the national scene, and talking about cards being stacked against you, there aren't any "aces" in UCFB deck of cards. The best hand he has right now is maybe a pair of deuces........not good.
That being said, when President Herbst hired Manual, UConn was in a BCS conference, and did not yet string together three (soon to be four) losing seasons. Over the whole athletic spectrum, UConn was still a pretty good gig. And while the conference is in shambles, he is getting the best OOC opponents on the football schedule he can with all the current disadvantages biting him in the a_ _.
That isn't the case now. This isn't a P5 conference. UConn football stinks. I'm not too sure the next AD will be as high profile with a well rounded resume as Warde. We'll probably end up with a "rising star" from a G5 conference.
If Warde was "that bad", he wouldn't have resurfaced on Michigan's radar.