- Jul 13, 2005
In the I'm starting to lose faith in Bates dept: Michigan interim AD stepping down, Bates will be considered but one huge roadblock
Company leading search has the one and greasy Gene DiFlippo as a principal, watch the bitter little asshole sink Bates
It's guaranteed right?
Bates is the embodiment of mediocre. He hasn't done anything meaningful facilities-wise, nor football schedule-wise at BC but he also hasn't blundered with a Spaz hire yet (although the jury is still out on the Dazzler). If Bates were to miraculously get the Michigan job is there really a chance BC would hire someone who could do better?
Leahy is still in charge there and I think it's pretty obvious how he feels about Athletics. Even the best AD candidate isn't going to have the juice to get the budget he/she needs to get all of the facility upgrades BC requires to seriously compete in the ACC.
I want Bates to get the Michigan job so he isn't at BC but I know that the next AD isn't going to be leaps and bounds better, it's just the reality of the position with the power structure in place.