The consulting firm of Murney & Associates met individually with UND head coaches in September in a conference room at Hyslop Sports Center to get feedback.
UND declined to release the findings of those reviews, saying they were all conducted orally. Kennedy said that was the routine procedure.
When asked whether Faison approached Kennedy about retiring before or after the consultants conducted their reviews, Kennedy said: “They were in tandem.”
Kennedy also rejected the term “reviews” and said it was “skill development.”
When asked why pay for skill development of someone who is retiring, Kennedy said: “There are other players on the team he wants to make sure are set up for the transition that will continue to rely on those skills.”
This is a forced retirement.