1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mike Bohn replacment qualifications discussion

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by absinthe, May 28, 2013.

  1. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    25,985
    Likes Received:
    1,605
    Let's use this to post and track any rumors related to Mike's replacment:

    Bruce Feldman thinks Texas rangers president and former CU recruiting coordinator will be on the short list:

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>AD Mike Bohn out at <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23CU">#CU</a>: <a href="http://t.co/lszH2hMh7u" title="http://cbsprt.co/143DIfH">cbsprt.co/143DIfH</a> Expect <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23TexasRangers">#TexasRangers</a> pres Rick George to be high on <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Buffs">#Buffs</a> list.</p>&mdash; Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/BFeldmanCBS/status/339479884076285953">May 28, 2013</a></blockquote>
    <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    Rick George would be a popular hire.
     
  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    28,213
    Likes Received:
    2,974
    Rick George would work for me.
     
  4. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    31,487
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    But would he be a good hire?
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    CU roots in our AD with a good B-Mac relationship plus years of management at the PGA & the Texas Rangers rubbing elbows with very wealthy individuals and major sponsors. I don't know the guy, but it sure looks he would be a great hire from a resume perspective.
     
  6. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,534
    Likes Received:
    1,000,007
    [tweet]339491076572332033[/tweet]

    Did he work at Wyo at some point, or does Ringolsby just know about him from his time with the Rangers?
     
  7. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    12,814
    Likes Received:
    808
    [tweet]339470963890593792[/tweet]
     
  8. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Messages:
    6,975
    Likes Received:
    1,206
    Well, I guess this all makes for some good off season drama....

    BTW, in the tweet above, what does "he applied for every job" mean?
     
  9. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    13,072
    Likes Received:
    1,451
    Is the job as CU AD better than being the Rangers President?
     
  10. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,534
    Likes Received:
    1,000,007
    Sounds like Tracy isn't impressed with his name coming up, because for some reason he thinks George chases every job that comes along. Usually with Tracy that level of bitterness means that somebody worked at Wyo for a time and left for a better job, as everyone there does....
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    Are you guys talking about the guy on the Rockies broadcasts who dresses like Howdie Doodie?
     
  12. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,534
    Likes Received:
    1,000,007
    Yep.....
     
  13. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    28,433
    Likes Received:
    6,926
    Re: Mike Bohn replacment rumor thread

    Have you ever attended a day game at the Ball Park in Arlington in August?

    Texas Rangers management either go to to the White House or Dal Ward. It's a wash which is better.
     
  14. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,632
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    Bowen started at Memphis last June - would be pretty bad form to leave after 12 months, no?
     
  15. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,632
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    Don't know, but isn't Nolan Ryan CEO and President of the Rangers? I think George is President of Business Ops or something like that.
     
  16. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    47,534
    Likes Received:
    1,000,007
    George is President of Business Operations according to the Rangers website.

    I think I heard that there is a move to push Ryan out of management down there. Have to wonder if that might be part of the reason George might look around...
     
  17. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,632
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    Unless he would be in line to replace Ryan. After reading his bio, he sure seems like a good candidate - plenty of fundraising and sponsorship experience, an he spent plenty of time in collegiate sports including as CU's Associate AD during the McCartney heyday.
     
  18. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    13,072
    Likes Received:
    1,451
    Bohn made about 300k with incentives that could make that 400k.. I'd have to think the Rangers pay their President more than that. I tried looking really quick, but couldn't find his salary.

    Either way, seems like he'd be a good hire if we could get him.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    Was George's time at Vandy also under Gordon Gee?
     
  20. Gold

    Gold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    61
    Hire a football guy. Bohn was a KU alum, and we shouldn't have been surprised he did great for our bball program. We need football to bounce back - so CU should hire a proven football exec. Not someone from the Texas Rangers with experience from the PGA Tour. WTF! Please tell me we're joking with Rick F'ing George!
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    He cut his teeth as B-Mac's football operations & recruiting coordinator guy. I'm just fine with George's college football bona fides.
     
  22. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,632
    Likes Received:
    1,599
    You do realize that not only did Rick F'ing George play football at Illinois, but he has worked as an Associate AD at CU and Vandy, and was a recruiting coordinator at Illinois? Not exactly new to collegiate athletics.

    Also, look at Larry Scott - he came from women's tennis with no collegiate experience and has been a pretty successful leader of the Pac 12. Sometimes great leadership can transcend a specific industry.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  23. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    28,433
    Likes Received:
    6,926
    Re: Mike Bohn replacment rumor thread

    CU might finally bring a baseball program back to campus.
     
  24. aik

    aik Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,923
    Likes Received:
    664
    Rick George's bio states he played football at the University of Illinois in the 80s, then was their recruiting coordinator for four years before coming to CU to be an AAD for football during the mid Bill McCartney years. After working as associate AD for Vandy he went into golf and baseball, but I would argue his foundation in sports was as a football guy. Now he's just well-rounded which never hurts.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2013
  25. Wyo Buff

    Wyo Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,162
    Likes Received:
    405


    Ringolsby's a Wyoming guy. Meaning he grew up there. Once you are from Wyoming, you aren't from anywhere else. Use any positive or negative metaphor you want but it sticks to you like sandburs and cow manure.
     
  26. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    31,487
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Sounds like we need some AD profiles now.....

    :smile2:
     
  27. Gold

    Gold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    61
    You can't convince me Rick George is qualified to be an AD with an emphasis in football based on his resume. He's not. This would be a total leap of faith to assume he can do this job.

    1. He was Vandy's Assc. AD of External Operations 15 years ago
    2. He was CU's Assc. AD of football operations 22 years ago

    Not only were his FB experiences a minimum of 15 years ago, they were both at associate level positions. You think this guy is qualified to take over as AD? How so?
     
  28. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4,314
    Likes Received:
    610
    Okay, we know who you don't like. Who would you recommend?
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    86,683
    Likes Received:
    22,706
    Consider what the job is and what it is not.

    It's more like being Larry Scott Jr. (who is a tennis guy) than it is being an NFL GM.
     
  30. Gold

    Gold Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    61
    Someone who has:

    1-10. Recent FB exec success - this cannot be undermined or talked around. It's the #1-10 success criteria for me.
    11. Obviously good experience organizing fundraising efforts
    12. Good retention record - someone who keeps good hires

    As for names, AD positions have a deep floor of candidates that would not be apparent to the casual fan. I wouldn't expect people to know all the names and potential hires for a position like this.
     

Share This Page