I had the opportunity to meet and have extended conversations with him on several occasions, and he always struck me as a honest, hard working, outgoing, and dedicated employee of the University, as well as a great fan of CU. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him as a person, and, football coaches aside, I think he did a very good job as AD. He came into the job in the midst of CU being dragged through the mud by a media-driven scandal that saw every high-ranking admin replaced, and within a year had the fan base and community excited about the future of CU. A lot of people forget how bad it was, and I think Mike did a excellent job of getting CU back on its feet. His navigation of CU's exit from the Big 12 and into the PAC 12 was another outstanding job. With all the underhanded Texas politicking (**** Baylor!), the CU AD stayed quiet and on target. Then when it came to paying an exit fee to the Big 12, CU ended up paying much less than the Nubs. Another job well done. His hiring of Boyle, Lappe, and Kritza all appear to be very good, if not great hires (although in hind sight, I do think he got lucky that Bzzz bailed on us so quickly). But in the end, football is king, and the failures on the field lead to failures in attracting donors. His efforts have run their course, and I understand that his termination is probably better for the long term good of the program. Thanks, Mike, for being a good steward and a great fan of my University. Good luck to you.