New AD watch list

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  1. New AD watch list
    BarNone

    BarNone Junior Member


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    With Swann's days numbered, we should try and guess who will be named as his replacement. This task is made easier since USC only names iconic former football stars, rather than candidates who have invested their careers in learning the trade that allows you to be AD at a major university.

    Let's see. Jason Sehorn? Carson Palmer is retired now. I always liked Lofa Tatupu. Any other ideas where the BOT and village idiot Caruso should look?
     
       
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    How fun and productive.
     
  3. Troy70

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    Praying Folt smarter than Max, Fight On
     
  4. PacTrojan

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    Might help if you knew what the resume/cv of a top AD looked like...
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    Bernard Muir was named Stanford’s Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics on July 27, 2012.

    Through six academic years under Muir’s leadership, Stanford has extended two of the most recognizable streaks in college athletics. In 2017-18, the Cardinal captured its 24th consecutive Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, presented to the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation. Stanford has also won at least one NCAA team championship in each of the last 42 academic seasons, the longest such streak in the nation.

    The 2017-18 campaign was especially memorable, with Stanford also finishing first in both the men's and women's standings of the Capital One Cup, which had previously never featured a dual champion in its eight-year existence recognizing cumulative top-10 finishes in both NCAA championships and final coaches' polls. Combined with its latest Directors’ Cup achievement, Stanford became the first institution to sweep all three comprehensive national awards in the same year.

    In 2017-18, Stanford claimed four NCAA titles and five national championships overall for the second consecutive year. The Cardinal captured NCAA crowns in men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s tennis, along with its eighth IRA women’s lightweight rowing title in the past nine seasons. Thanks to its four NCAA titles, Stanford increased its all-time total to 117, overtaking rival UCLA and concluding 2018 as the nation's all-time leader in team championships.

    Stanford was equally prolific in the classroom, with 16 programs earning perfect 1,000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, measuring data collected over a span of four academic years. Additionally, 17 varsity teams earned APR Public Recognition Awards while the department registered an overall graduation rate of 97 percent in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The third year of the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) Program also yielded overwhelmingly positive results, as 20 student-athletes joined their peers from Duke in a three-week, immersive summer service volunteer program with visits to South Africa, Vietnam, China and India. The Cardinal also was honored with 10 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, highlighted by Katie Ledecky's selection as the Academic All-American of the Year.

    Several of DAPER’s notable facility upgrades have been launched during Muir’s tenure, including the following: Arrillaga Family Sports Center addition, Home of Champions and Sydney & Theodore Rosenberg Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, Stanford Stadium fieldhouse, Sunken Diamond renovation, Laird Q. Cagan Stadium expansion, Siebel Training Complex, Sand Volleyball Stadium and the Arrillaga Outdoor Education & Recreation Center. Arrillaga Hall, which will house the Athletic Academic Resource Center and a rowing training center, is under construction.

    During Muir’s tenure, Stanford has won 14 NCAA championships and 21 national titles overall. Meanwhile, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Stanford-affiliated athletes earned 27 medals, more than those from any other school.

    In addition to its 36 varsity sports, the Stanford Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation supports campus-wide recreation, intramurals, fitness and wellness programs and 32 club sports. In addition to boasting the largest collegiate employee wellness program in the country with over 11,000 participants, Stanford’s recreational facilities welcomed more than one million visitors last year.

    Since 2012, Muir has served as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, which oversees all administrative aspects of the NCAA tournament. He will chair the committee in 2018-19 after serving as vice chair for the 2017-18 season. Muir also is a member of USA Basketball’s 12-member Board of Directors for the 2017-20 quadrennium.

    In October 2017, Muir was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee’s newly-formed Collegiate Advisory Council, the latest step taken by the USOC to increase collaboration with NCAA member institutions and conferences to elevate national engagement and support of Olympic sport opportunities. Additionally, with the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship slated for Jan. 7, 2019 at Levi’s Stadium, Muir has been tabbed to serve on the Bay Area Host Committee executive board.

    In 2016, Muir was an Athletic Director of the Year finalist for the Sports Business Journal Awards. Three years ago, Muir was a recipient of the NCAA’s prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, which annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their collegiate athletics careers while taking into account professional achievements.

    Muir brought nearly 25 years of athletic administrative experience to The Farm from stops at Delaware, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Butler, Auburn and the NCAA.

    Muir directed Delaware’s athletics program from 2009-12 and was director of athletics at Georgetown from 2005-09.

    Before joining the athletics administration at Georgetown, Muir served as deputy director of athletics for administration and facilities at Notre Dame from 2004-05. He also served at Notre Dame as senior associate athletic director for student welfare and development from 2003-04 and as associate athletic director for student welfare and development from 2000-03.

    Muir worked for the NCAA from 1998-2000 as director of operations for the Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship and from 1992-98 as assistant director of the Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship.

    In 2007, Muir was named to Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40.”

    Muir earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown in 1990 and a master’s in sports administration from Ohio in 1992.

    As an undergraduate at Brown, Muir was a four-year letter winner in basketball.​
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    .... and no I'm not saying hire this guy, just that this is what a real AD looks like.
     
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    George Lucas would make a fine and dandy AD.

    But more importantly, Fire Helton first!! Helton must go!
     
  6. PacTrojan

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    And as an additional comparison, here's President Folt's AD at UNC...
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    Since Lawrence R. (Bubba) Cunningham officially began his duties as Carolina’s director of athletics on November 14, 2011, UNC has graduated more than 850 student-athletes while consistently competing for championships in an array of different sports – exciting, motivating and influencing along the way. Under Cunningham’s leadership, the athletic department has accomplished numerous academic and athletic achievements:
    • The Tar Heels have won 10 national titles and made an additional 10 runner-up finishes.
    • More than 385 student-athletes have made the ACC Academic Honor Roll -- which requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the year – each of the past six years.
    • Carolina’s APR has steadily risen, and 15 teams scored a perfect 1000 in 2017-18. In 2017-18, 10 teams received APR recognition, which is the highest number of programs honored among public institutions in the ACC and a first-place tie for the most teams honored among public schools in the Power 5 conferences.
    • The Tar Heels finished in the top eight of the NACDA Learfield Directors' Cupfive times.
    • And student-athletes have logged more than 30,000 hours of community service, helping at hospitals and local schools, and partnering with a variety of local and national groups.
    Cunningham has led by supporting, challenging and innovating. Shortly after beginning his tenure as Carolina’s athletics director, he led a strategic planning process that defined a new mission statement: “We educate and inspire through athletics.”

    And that’s just what UNC has done during his seven years in Chapel Hill.

    Among Carolina’s many achievements during his tenure are a partnership with Disney to enhance customer service and organizational practices; the development of the Student-Athlete Academic Initiative Working Group; a compliance review by an outside firm; a student-athlete degree completion program called Complete Carolina; a master plan for UNC’s athletic facilities; and the creation of The Rammys -- an innovative end-of-the-year awards show popular with Carolina’s student-athletes and staff.

    At the beginning of 2018, the department launched “Together We Win,” an updated strategic plan and vision for Carolina Athletics for the next five years. In the fall of 2018, Carolina finished construction on a new field hockey stadium, track and field complex and chair back project at Kenan Stadium, the next steps in a transformative array of athletics facilities projects that will also include a new football practice facility and lacrosse/soccer stadium as well as a new media and communications center.

    Cunningham’s leadership has also extended outside of Chapel Hill. In 2018, he accepted an invitation to serve on the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Advisory Council. He is the past president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) andsits on the board of LEAD1, an association representing the ADs from the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools; He is in his eighth year on the ACC Television Committee; He is currently serving on the ACC Autonomy Committee; and has served on numerous NCAA committees over the last two decades.

    He has Carolina positioned to have a voice in the on-going conversation about the future, whether it is in the state university system, the Atlantic Coast Conference or at the NCAA level.

    Cunningham is in his 17th year as a Division I director of athletics. He came to Chapel Hill after spending the previous six years as the director of athletics at the University of Tulsa, where he guided the Golden Hurricane through its initial move to Conference USA and spearheaded a $60 million athletics initiative. Tulsa won 34 league championships during his tenure, more than any other school in Conference USA, and the football program played in five bowl games in his final six years. He was honored as the 2008-09 FBS Central Region Athletics Director of the Year, an award presented by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

    He also served as Ball State University’s Athletic Director from 2002-2005. There, he led a program with 19 intercollegiate sports and a budget of $12.4 million. In his final year, Ball State completed a $12 million campaign to renovate the football stadium. In raising those funds, Cunningham secured the largest single gift in Ball State athletics history.

    Cunningham, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Notre Dame in 1984 and 1988, respectively, worked in his alma mater’s athletics department from 1988-2002. A former member of the Irish golf team (1982-83), Cunningham served as Notre Dame’s Associate Athletics Director for finance and facilities from 1995-2000 and was the Associate Director of Athletics for external affairs from 2000-02.

    Cunningham also has served on the Gatorade National Advisory Board and has been a featured speaker at numerous NACDA and LEAD1 conferences.​
     
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    Lora Tatupu? Carson Palmer? Jason Sehorn?
    As AD?
    This has to be a troll

    Did any of those guys even graduate?

    I love Carson but the only reason he ended up at USC was because he didn’t have the grades or test scores to get into Notre Dame.
     
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    Since USC loves to hire famous alumni for the AD position, why not hire Will Ferrell as the next AD? He “gets” Trojan football and athletics and has been on the sidelines and in the middle of huddles leading the football team in chants. After all, he can do no worse than how Swann, Haden, and Garrett have flubbed things up.

    Of course, I’m half joking, but so many AD decisions and initiatives the past 10+ years have been head scratchers and downright ridiculous that it almost makes too much sense.
     
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    Hopefully Folt doesn't sell USC short like USC has done to themselves for some reason. Like it's been a decade long joke to not hire AD's that have an actual history of being AD's, previously. Seems like self sabotage in the form of short sighted navel gazing, buying into the "Getting USC" paradox.
     
  10. LoyalTrojan

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    I agree with hiring Will Ferrell. If it’s going to be a comedy show in the Athletic Department, might as well have a real comedian in there running things.....
     
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    Pete Carroll for AD
     
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    Yeah I know. But he only switched because he didn’t train up his son properly.... ;)
     
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    LOL!
     
  14. redeye

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    Urban Meyer
     
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    Lol!! Good one! Ha!
     
  16. SCnAZ

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    I think only haters are wanting Swann out, before all the facts are in. Get over it and move on to more positive things.
     

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