Isn't Bacon already on the sh*t list with the powers at be in A2 over Three and Out? There was talk of him not being allowed to teach classes at U of M. Wonder how he got access.
The athletic department blackballed him and stuck him next to Drew Sharp in the press box, but I don't see how they could possibly get him banned from teaching.
Unfortunately Drew Sharp gets a pretty good seat when he shows up JUB has been bumped up to the farthest reaches of the press box next a support pillar. The joke is you need a sherpa when you go to see him.
DB "encouraged" M-Den to not carry "Three and Out" but the UM administration let it be known that at UM we don't censor books. DB also whined about JUB teaching at UM but considering he won a Golden Apple (2009) nobody listened. JUB is still listed as a lecturer.
I'm getting a review copy soon and will report back
I wonder if Brandon's never-ending corporatist money grubbing and desire to spend millions & millions on non revenue sports while putting the squeeze on football & basketball season ticket holders will eventually catch up with him? I have to imagine that there will be a breaking point with a lot of fans if things get any more expensive, especially if we're not winning 10+ games a year and competing for MNCs on a semi-regular basis. He is taking on quite a bit of debt with all of these new construction projects to help prop up sports that can't fund themselves.
Oh we`ll just subsidize it with football and basketball and be just fine
I agree we eventually reach a tipping point, and it may not be that far off. We're talking about face value for ND being $195? In this economy??? A punitive seating structure for students which attendance from that group is already declining. DB just assumes that people will just keep coming back, keep purchasing tickets, keep buying merchandise, and keep going on road trips for bowl games and the NCAA tournament. DB is banking on a situation that is unsustainable. You`d think a guy with business sense would understand that.
The funny thing is that DB wants to win like everybody else, without doing what everybody else is doing. Somehow believing that its possible to do and sustain over a long period of time. I've said for awhile that the athletic department needs to define what exactly its wants. Despite what DB may think, you can't have your cake and eat it to. You can compete long term with programs that oversign, take JUCOS, take academically risky kids (the kind of kids like Woodson and others that wouldn't have been allowed in by current DB standards), pursue one and done basketball players, etc. Now maybe we don't want to cave on those issues, which is fine. But then we need to state for the record that our goal is NOT to compete with the Alabama's, LSU's, Oklahoma's, or in the case of basketball Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, etc. You can't put your coaches at a disadvantage and think expect them to compete at the same level as everyone else. It's just not possible over a consistent basis of time.
If we want to take the moral high ground that's fine. But then we to start saying that our peers are Stanford, Vandy, Northwestern, Duke, UVA.
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