Always use "Reply With Quote", so everyone knows to whom you're responding.
No need to go all the way to Kmart when you can grab a suit from down the hall.
Overall I still am frustrated over the lack of transparency on who is making these decisions. Is Weaver really controlling the checkbook (as we've all assumed), or is the President/BOV reeling him in on salaries/expenses? That seems hard to believe if they are micromanaging the budget to the extent we can't beef up our men's bball and baseball salaries to be competitive in the ACC.
Can we only be competitive with football expenditures?
If it's a funding issue, then call it like it is. Challenge the alumni, HokieClub, etc to do better, and increase donations so that we can keep up with the rest of the ACC. Call us out. I'd rather know where we stand than wonder why the heck we keep hiring high school coaches, and assistants for our premier positions.
Last edited by ctdc79; Tue Jul 16 2013 at 02:31 PM.
If I am not mistaken, JW has been an AD longer than anyone else in the ACC. FAR longer than most of the other conference ADs. Despite the fact that he might not be as charismatic as some would like, he has a multi-decade record of fiscal and compliance success in the athletic business. The fact that he is only in the middle of the ACC in salary (several private schools did not report) pretty much supports that what I posted is true. The downward pressure on salaries is coming from above JW.
Last edited by Buy These!; Tue Jul 16 2013 at 03:11 PM.
And I am simply a defender of truth and I have a distaste for the piling on that goes on as it relates to coaches, administrators, players, etc. Any time I attempt to correct the record on Weaver it stands out because he has few defenders on this forum. There is not enough money in the world to convince me to take an AD job at a BCS school in today's environment.
Last edited by Buy These!; Tue Jul 16 2013 at 03:04 PM.
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