I will be the first to admit that I have not cared for his handling of basketball, his PR skills, or his near loss of Coach Beamer to UNC. That being said, he has presided over the golden age of VT athletics and there are a number of great facilities that were built during his administration. Our athletics department is in the black and not many schools can actually make that claim. Our olympic sports are at their highest level ever with baseball, wrestling, track, and women's soccer reaching unprecedented heights.
I wish him the best and thank him for his service to the university.
Now...let the speculation begin. Who would be a good AD candidate to replace him? I have a name already...Oliver Luck.