I'm glad somebody said it.
What's not to love?
makes. IIRC, he's around $3mm while the other highest-paid ADs are in the $1.5mm range. I believe that LeBlanc is a little under $1.5mm at Duke.
Admittedly, other AD's lack the weather forecasting, paint selection/application, and sartorial selection skills that our AD has. Not every steward of what was once the most iconic FB program can ride the coattails of MLB's most iconic franchise the way that JS did in November.
The one absolute truth that can be uttered about JS is that he makes me dislike LeBlanc a little less w/ each day that JS spends in this job.
since I graduated in 1996 as I had an interest in Athletic Admin as I was nearing the end of graduate school. Though I did not end up pursuing that career path, I always encountered a professional person willing to point me in the right direction, help where he could, and indulge my questions.
I found him an exceptionally decent and good person who went out of his way to help an alum who had crazy ideas about joining an SID desk. John even offered to introduce me to the director of the ND intern program, pass my resume along and back my candidacy. He did not know me outside of our 4-6 phone conversations.
Lady glasses can go shit in a hat. He has no honor and if what El K writes is true the manner they did it is deplorable. ND continues to underwhelm in the way they treat people and do their business. Beyond disappointing.
Play like Everyone Else Today.
Adzillatrons, Jock Jams, Jazz Hands Uniforms every 5 seconds, Roster Management, Boondoggle trips for "partners", revenue whoring night schedules where student athletes are consistently asked to fly cross country and return to school on Sunday, sequestration from the larger student body, etc. etc. etc.
Obviously, all businesses should operate ethically and treat employees with respect but the fact that many don't doesn't mean Notre Dame should just jump in the cesspool while the water is warm. This whole "we are different" canard is a fetid rotting carcass.
Spending decades wanting to be other than what it is and what it was meant to be will tend do that to a university.
I think we've all had bosses like Savvy in the real world, it really sucks.
I have heard stories of other ND departments trying to save money through moves like this. The university is trying to save money because of what it will have to pay on the new Trump endowment tax.
for a real OL coach last year when everyone thought the hire of the BC guy was in the bag? Or was that just a bogus story floated by Kelly to justify hiring his buddy?
offer from A&M and came back to ND to ask to match again and ND said no.
Allegiances distract you. I would hope you would edit your post. He is a blind squirrel.
Army had a good season in 1966 finishing 8-2. They were considering breaking their longstanding policy of not going to a Bowl game that year. Ultimately they stayed home. A guy was developing a book many years later on the season and the subject. He had interviewed numerous players and coaches and had established close relationships with many. Feinstein caught wind of the project after the guy had spent hundreds of hours on the project. He took the research and turned it into a short documentary that CBS turned into a 15 minute segment at an Army-Navy game in the late 90s. He didn’t credit the guy for anything. Feinstein is not well thought of by the Army guys. The project died on the vine after that. Feinstein is a tool alright
But man he can be way off base sometimes. Most of the time.
The only thing he likes is himself...
I feel like I need to shower.
Maybe the president has identified Jack’s interim/permanent successor in the department and want them to take this job for a year or two first.
Bonger wrote about this a little while ago.
but the ability to stay above the fray on this one.
I think John was a freaking Baghdad Bob and I resented all of the manufactured hype that he would use to shine the turd (first ND coach ever with 8 wins in his first 5 seasons! and other like bullshit).
I’m with Bonger.
As to the Baghdad Bob analogy, sports information and the media business at the university level do not rise to the level of such comparisons/hyperbole.
Is someone supposed to resign instead of supervising the production of pieces that mostly connect fans and families with the exploits of young men and women? Sure, “first back to back shitty bowls in 20 years” is a piss poor set of facts upon which to write like Red Smith.
Yet sometimes, you simply have no alternative but to put lipstick on a pig (see, Charlie Weis, Brian Kelly, et al.) and embrace hope - something other than the reality of more Weis-Ian suckitude.
That’s the deal. It’s neither about war and piece nor criticizing those who were hired by others or with whom you may have private disagreements.
Baghdad Bob is good tag line on a bumper sticker, but it bears no resemblance or relationship to John Heisler the professional or the person who devoted 40+ years to ND.
The targets of our collective madness, frustration and anger remain in charge at the athletic department, the Board of Trustees, the Dome, etc.
occasional egg and take some Imodium, his job would have been a lot easier. And I certainly don't hold anything against the man for doing his job.
than it is only fitting that they would turn on you at some point as well.
An ironman streak unlike any other, under the Golden Dome, that has spanned nearly four decades.
I asked Senior Notre Dame Associate Athletics Director John Heisler if he was the ironman of Notre Dame Athletics.
“I don’t know about that. I guess when you stay here as long as I have, you see a lot of things over the years, that part has been fun, it’s somewhere 460 football games that I’ve seen in a row. It’s a little scary. That was starting in the ‘79 season and I haven’t missed one since,” said Heisler.