March 25th, 2014 at 7:53 PM ^

Can't say I've paid much attention to Brian's opinion of this guy. What is it?

Does it specifically regard him by name or more generally regard the corporateness and social-medianess of everything and -one under DB's reign?


March 25th, 2014 at 9:19 PM ^

Justin Dickens used to be the keeper of Brady Hoke's truths, probably behind all of the "Devin Gardner has a thing with his ankle, we'll see how that thing effects him." Everyone talked to Dickens before they spoke to the press and he told them what they should and shouldn't say. I assume that's the Brian relation.

The Director of Football Operations is a pretty important role for all the logistics in the program which is why it's newsworthy. Hoke's first D of Fball Ops was Bob Lopez until he got promoted to Associate Athletic Director when Mike Vollmar left for Tennessee. Then Nolan Jones took over last season, replaced by Justin Dickens. 


March 26th, 2014 at 10:17 AM ^

If Dickens has been the football PR and media relations guy for the past three seasons, then who is the guy calling on media for questions, introducing coaches, setting up the podium, etc. that is always visible at press conferences?