Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by sackman, May 28, 2013.
Have heard Tad isn't all that upset
If Tad keeps winning, he'll be taken care of.
hopefully, no effect.
I think it's reasonable to have some concerns but I'm not ready to hit the panic button. I'm not particularly thrilled about today's development to begin with. I think the fruitage of the HCMM hire was either going to be the last nail in the coffin or his salvation.
He helped the BB program take a giant step forward so he will be missed here.
Boyle's a professional, I can't see him getting ruffled for letting Bohn go or even if we hire an AD perceived to be a "football guy". I think Tad is smart enough to know that football is the squeeky wheel right now and as long as we take care of him he'll be fine.
Having said that, I'd still trade all our recent basketball success for a revival of the football program.
I worry about this too. I do think that whoever we bring in as the AD, they need to have a commitment to keep improving the basketball program. I understand football is always going to be the priority as it is what brings in the most money, but no reason to not have a strong commitment to a program that is looking up (both the men's and women's teams)
Tad and Linda have nothing to worry about on job security. Actually, you can look through the athletic department and say that there aren't any coaches on the hot seat who should be sweating with a new AD. Rokos and Wetmore? The new AD will be thanking whatever gods he/she prays to that they're in place.
Nope. This is solely about getting an AD who can raise a ton of money and build things up. There's no impetus on cleaning house or tightening belts if I'm reading the tea leaves correctly.
Agree completely. This is about a Pres that has lost confidence in the current AD to take the department to the next level. I really think this is about lagging fund raising and the complete failure to deliver on timelines to get facilities started time and again. It is more about building on what is currently in place and expanding the success more rapidly than retooling and cleaning house. Much of the AD is in a solid positon. The problem is taking it to the next level and if the fact that they had lost confidence in Mike being the guy who could do it.
I don't think Boyle or Lappe need to worry about job security. I am more worried that they won't like their situation as much, if basketball isn't deemed a top priority.
While Bohn took many missteps, he seemed to have a very good relationship with most student/athletes and just students in general. Sending a number of fans from the C-Unit to the Pac-12 Conference tourney is something that you don't hear about very often, and I hope that can continue as well
To the bold, I think that's a valid point. But I also believe that Tad and Linda would agree that the single greatest threat to their budgets is an under-performing football operation.
Has Boyle or any other coaches for that matter commented on Bohn yet?
Not To my knowledge, but they're probably restricted from commenting.
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Supposedly, Boyle made a comment about supporting the university instead of tying so much our support to the individuals in charge. Hopefully someone can find the quote and context. I saw it mentioned on Rivals.
Bohn met with Boyle last weekend to tell him. He was likely one of the first to know. Definitely indicates his stature in the department.
He was on 1023 yesterday. He didn't indicate any concerns either way. He knows football sucked.
Boyle knows he is in a very good situation. If something bothers him, he can express it, no AD is going to come in and challenge him. That AD would be thrown on the street immediately.
I agree with everyone above, the worst thing that could happen is the basketball program being ignored.
That would be amazing if true, seeing as Bohn wasn't fired until Tuesday.
None, Tad Boyle is the man that makes the program go. Collier committed to Boyle not Bohn.
Tad said it during the first question of the interview. Bohns firing wasn't announced to the public until Tuesday.
Roland makes a good point about the relationship between students and the AD. There was some creativity and positive attention paid to the student-fans of bball, and while Bohn may have not been the initiator he certainly embraced the situation and support for the team.
I hope this trend continues.
I believe it has been pretty common knowlege inside the AD that Bohn's time was numbered. First I heard was about 2 months ago.
I think in theory, this is true. In reality though, not sure if having a great football program necessarily means basketball will have a bigger budget to work with.
CU has to make it a priority. Bohn, for all of his faults, made it a priority during his tenure. While I don't expect anywhere close to the same money being spent on basketball as football, it still needs to be a priority for CU to continue to improve in basketball.
Might be true, but he's certainly said the right things in public.
Bohn didn't exactly come here as a "basketball guy." Things worked out. Bzdelik demanded better facilities and to Bohn and the administration's credit, they obliged.
I think most people would. I want both programs to be successful. I would be just as satisfied with a football BCS national championship as winning the Final Four. Not that I'm exactly expecting either.
Not concerned. Tad and Linda are highly regarded and that's not going to change.
And the "smaller" sport coaches would agree even more with that statement.
An AD is an unique position here and many other places. While they are above the football and basketball coaches on the hierarchy, they also almost always get paid less. And in many cases, it's much less. Gone are the days however of Frank Broyles, Bear Bryant, etc who held the AD title, more in name so only the President and/or Chancellor of a school served above them.
Yep, Dennis Collins along with some others really started C-Unit. I still have the initial hideous t-shirt. By the next year, the University made real t-shirts for the whole basketball fanbase. Bohn definitely gets credit here.
Bohn always did a good job of trying to rally fan support especially with the band. The "Your Team" campaign sticks out. I really wish Bohn had been more successful as CU AD, he's a very likeable guy(or atleast to me).
I don't think there is much more that the school can do for its basketball programs. Is the renovations still coming to the Keg?
someday... however, significant secondary improvements are happening to the keg right now. Lots of construction.
Any specifics what these secondary improvements involve?
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