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21 minutes ago, Oxbow6 said:

I would not put a head coach of a D1 athletic program in terms of your typical "subordinate".  I think that lumping these 2 into the same bucket as the greeters and stockers at Wal-Mart is a pretty big generalization.

No, not your typical subordinate, but a subordinate nonetheless.  As Rick Pitino and Roy Williams attest, sometimes the last people you want to be pulling the strings are some coaches.  

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Miller and Schlossman have no clue about AD moves.  They have been asking for AD reviews, as if Kennedy forced Faison out.  Faison is 67, and more likely stayed on for a couple years as a favor to help Kennedy.  Think Morton needed more time at Michigan St before he moves over.

They are still running around thinking Hogan Assessments will be used to can people.  Good grief. It's a tool that a new AD can use to get grounded with each coaches areas of strengths and weaknesses.  

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20 minutes ago, SiouxVolley said:

Miller and Schlossman have no clue about AD moves.  They have been asking for AD reviews, as if Kennedy forced Faison out.  Faison is 67, and more likely stayed on for a couple years as a favor to help Kennedy.  Think Morton needed more time at Michigan St before he moves over.

They are still running around thinking Hogan Assessments will be used to can people.  Good grief. It's a tool that a new AD can use to get grounded with each coaches areas of strengths and weaknesses.  

How many connections within the athletic department do you have? 

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I think from what the university has gone through from nickname changes, to conference moves, budget problems (thanks Bismarck), cutting sports, in the end I think Faison did the best job he could while dealt with an unfriendly hand. He got us into leagues that helps with travel, helped with funding for an IPF. I think this school is going to come out ahead in the long run.

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Faison's track record shows he's a good administrator.
If he has a weakness it's that he's not great at kissing hands and shaking babies; he's not the gladhander the %gobc and others 'need'.  

However, in today's world, being a schmoozer is a key job function of the AD.

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6 minutes ago, forksandspoons said:

How many connections within the athletic department do you have? 

Effectively none..  But have chatted with people in the Foundation.

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4 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

Faison's track record shows he's a good administrator.
If he has a weakness it's that he's not great at kissing hands and shaking babies; he's not the gladhander the %gobc and others 'need'.  

However, in today's world, being a schmoozer is a key job function of the AD.

You don’t need to be a kiss ass but any level of charisma would be a plus

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Just now, geaux_sioux said:

You don’t need to be a kiss ass but any level of charisma would be a plus

Q: What's the difference between a brown noser and a < bleep > head?
A: Depth perception. ;) 

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21 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

You don’t need to be a kiss ass but any level of charisma would be a plus

Exactly.  Just a friendly "hi" and a handshake would be great, or at least a smile.

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42 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

Exactly.  Just a friendly "hi" and a handshake would be great, or at least a smile.

BF has the personality of the prep nurse getting some guy's junk ready for a vasectomy.

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35 minutes ago, UND GUY said:

There’s a decade worth of student-athletes who had no interaction with their AD. None. He didnt know their names or accomplishments. Academic or athletic. That doesn’t go unnoticed by those kids.

Faison was unapproachable and took no initiative toward his athletes, alums, and fans alike. He showed no fire and enthusiasm towards his university. Brian was a non-factor in fundraising. In fact he was a detriment.

Did he help grow the fan base with his outgoing personality? Engaging fans at games, meeting the average joe knowing there’s a bigger picture? Fostering those relationships that grow into bigger and better things? He did none of that and to argue otherwise is pure ignorance. 

This fine university will be much much better off without him.

I can't say I disagree with any of this. UND athletics (namely football and basketball) can potentially get way better pending the new hire. 

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9 hours ago, geaux_sioux said:

This should be interesting. Also very curious that everything was done orally to avoid open records requests. Very cheeky.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/4344697-und-expected-address-athletics-future-1030-am-press-conference

 

If you wanted to get rid of somebody this is the perfect way to do it. Hire a hatchet man.  Have everything done orally so there is no paper trail, no accountability and no liability.

They have an agreement that he will retire and be paid to do so--hence the consultant gig for a year after retiring.

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12 minutes ago, bison73 said:

If you wanted to get rid of somebody this is the perfect way to do it. Hire a hatchet man.  Have everything done orally so there is no paper trail, no accountability and no liability.

They have an agreement that he will retire and be paid to do so--hence the consultant gig for a year after retiring.

Apparently you had some experience with that issue with Ruley and her lover so just extending that scenario to UND is very convenient.

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3 hours ago, The Sicatoka said:

I forgot he landed there. 

 He's a good interview pretty well spoken.

Is he the people with all the power in ND's guy?

You know they have to have control.

They have since  1999 Joe Chapman

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2 hours ago, SiouxVolley said:

Apparently you had some experience with that issue with Ruley and her lover so just extending that scenario to UND is very convenient.

You have a link for that supposed scenario?

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The timing is really perfect, Faison is 67 and retiring, good speeches by AD and Pres. No arrows shot, kinda like at a funeral, only nice things said.

With all the drama in last decade, we turn the page, move on, hire a great AD, kick some A$$ in sports.

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5 hours ago, bison73 said:

If you wanted to get rid of somebody this is the perfect way to do it. Hire a hatchet man. 

Like you???   

Brian retired, (and your blabbing and trolling about get rid of somebody), he probably even stayed longer (he's 67) than someone normally would have to help with a better transition for the new AD.  

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5 hours ago, Siouxphan27 said:

 See previous seven pages 

Yeah, my post was merged over from another thread. Admittedly it doesn't make sense here. 

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