UConn's New President: Thomas Katsouleas

gtcam

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Priority #1
Clean house and rebuild at the Athletic Department starting at the top with DB (not including coaches at this point) and figure what they are going to do with football to get some immediate success.
Priority #2
Get people in the administration who have proven skills at getting money from philanthropic sources - UConn has a wide spread alumni base with connections all over the map
Priority#3
Play all home games at Gampel and continual updating to the facility. Get the other projects underway ASAP
Do these things and things will look much better to P5 suitors
 

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Let's see. How well is Connecticut run as a state? Answer that and get an idea of how good those same people are at recruiting/picking a college president.
Hey, I'm not saying that he's a bad choice. I can see why he was attractive to the search committee but he's not a charismatic speaker. Would have been nice to have, but it's not a necessity.
 

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someone could have mentioned he should sit up...
Or put him in a more formal setting. If you have someone with a commanding presence, this soft format would be okay. It just wasn't optimal for Katsouleas.
 
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This isn't an exaggeration but the past ten years or so I've watched the women start to finish maybe 6 times and they've somehow lost 4 or 5 of the games. I watched Louisville the other night too. Luckily, while I hope they win, I ultimately don't really care.
I think the only full game I have watched was Miss St. Don't get me wrong, I pull for them, albeit very dispassionately but the fan base is so insane that I can get some satisfaction after losses.
 

UConnNick

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#24
Or women's basketball, or ice hockey, or baseball. We're only allowed to support 1 sport each here at UConn.

Actively rooting against programs is encouraged too.
And therein lies the problem with the entire UCONN fanbase...far too many one sport fans, and some insane form of jealousy or derision toward program(s) doing better than the one sport a particular fan follows.
 

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