- Aug 26, 2011
Pat Forde needs to take his head out of his butt and realize that this is going to happen all across the country (though I agree with the premise about bad leadership--but that is the case everywhere). The Presidents, BOTs, ADs, etc., have spent a lot of money and they haven't put any of it away just in case. It is malpractice. UConn is far from the only school where this is happening. U Michigan and several other schools are talking about losses of half a billion. Just wait.Did anyone see this article from Pat Forde today? Kind of harsh. I hope they're not cutting any sports. But as a mostly men's basketball fan I'm most concerned with that team.
Whatever the number of cut sports turns out to be, here’s what Benedict needs to say to the athletes he is kneecapping at an already traumatic time in their lives: “As a university, and an athletic department, we utterly failed. As the athletic director, I utterly failed. And so did the ADs who preceded me. And you young people are going to take the fall for it.”
Benedict and his predecessors, and everyone in a decison-making capacity at UConn, has perpetrated breathtaking administrative malpractice when it comes to football. They have screwed up in every way imaginable for damn near a decade. They have made terrible hires, agreed to preposterous contracts and frittered away what little cachet UConn football ever had.