I was just reading a story on Mike Bellotti transitioning from Oregon's head football coach to athletic director when he retires from coaching. What do you guys think of this? Personally, I like the Bill Martin model of having a businessman running the show. Bellotti knows more about football for sure, but can you imagine a lifetime football coach knowing as much as BM about how to keep the program in financial stability? Or how to raise cash for facilities? Did anyone here follow the program back when Bo was AD and can comment about that? I've heard that he wasn't stellar, but it was hard to say that given his excellent history as a coach.
BM doesn't get a lot of love from the fanbase, but I think he'll go down as a top AD once RR and Beilein get the programs turned around, and I hope we continue the model of having a competent businessman doing a job that seems to be more businesses than it is sports.