Is Swann a lame duck redondob Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 65 Likes Received: 117 Oct 11, 2018 #1 There is a lot of talk about Swann firing Helton. I wonder if he even has the authority to do it. My guess is that he is a lame duck and won't be in the AD job for the long term. The biggest issue at the University is finding a new President. That person will want his/her people in the key positions. That ultimately means a new Provost and Athletic Director. But it will unfortunately take time. In the interim, I don't see Wanda Austin getting involved. So it comes down to whether Caruso wants to do it. If so, would he rely on Sark's buddy, Steve Lopes, who in reality runs the department. These are hard times for our beloved University.