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Article: A 2nd Open Letter to the CU faithful - Part II: The Case for Mike Bohn

Discussion in 'vBCms Comments' started by Buffnik, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    This was a very good read. Thank you for posting.
     
  3. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    THanks Nik. I have been saying the same things about Bohn, although not in as much detail or not as eloquently. Everyone wants to roast him for what's happening on the football field, and I think he does need to share some of the responsibility. But he has generally been great for CU and the challenges in football go above his pay grade in my opinion.
     
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    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The chronicle of Mike Bohn's accomplishments is well done. What is missing to make this case more meaningful is a comparison of how Mike's accomplishments stack up other athletic directors across the nation.

    Some interesting points of reference from a comparison perspective would include:Ian McCaw (Baylor), Gene Bleymaier (Boise & SJSU), Chris Hill (Utah), Scott Woodward (Washington), Mike Holder (Okie Lite), Chris Del Cante (TCU) and other colleges that have navigated the arms race with less than top tier budgets and elevated the status of their programs during the period of time in which CU football has stagnated.
     
  5. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Nice post. Bohn isn't the problem. The admin is and his football hires are.

    If we had hired Calhoun, as I hear Bohn wanted to, we might not be in this mess. Who knows?
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    You make a pretty solid case for Bohn. Good write-up(s) nik.
     
  7. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I wonder what Bohn could do in football given support and the ability to make his own decision instead of being force fed a decision and having resources limited on him. You make good points in terms of what he has accomplished in the areas that he has not had to deal with vetting decisions through Phil and Benson.
     
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    You're exactly right! I think Bohn has his head on straight and does want to see changes. I like how you listed the other changes and accomplishments too. Nice touch! The biggest problem is him having his hands tied on so many things that could easily (but hard financially) fixed. It is going to require an entire change of cultre at the top and from the base.
     
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    Agreed about Bohn, I think his overall work has been very good. Just like in the working world, sometimes you have to play the hand you are dealt and for the time being, this is the hand he has to play. Since the culture above him can't be changed without an unlikely people change, he can only try to influence the decisions downstream and exert control when he has the business case for it. Does he have the business case to fire Embree? No, probably not. Does he have the business case to force Embree to make some coaching changes, yes he does and he should act on it.
     

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