Maryland Governor calls Maryland BOR to "reconsider their decisions" about Durkin and co

Submitted by Bambi on October 31st, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Tweet with the statement

Hopefully we can avoid this going into a political debate, but I think the Governor of Maryland telling its flagship public university that they messed up is very relevant. The public response to Maryland's decision has been universally negative so far but this is by far the most important statement in that regard.

The only place I've seen defend Durkin are Maryland fans on their SBNation site. Those fans are just as morally bankrupt as OSU, PSU and MSU fans have shown themselves to be in recent years.



October 31st, 2018 at 6:37 PM ^

I want to not stray into politics, but there is an election next week and the Governor’s challenger immediately decried the Board of Regents’ decision, tying it to Governor Hogan as he appointed a majority of the Board.  Hogan initially did not have a strong position until it looked like it might gain traction in the final week before the election — it is not clear that pressure will be applied beyond next Tuesday.

(I guess this is mildly political, but frankly politics is inextricably tied to the issue, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )


October 31st, 2018 at 6:40 PM ^

You could write a graduate-level Public Relations textbook just using case studies from the Big Ten East over the last decade.


Autocracy Now

October 31st, 2018 at 7:17 PM ^

Jesus. I just somewhat reluctantly voted for Hogan and this really counts against him in my book. Wish I could have that one back. 

Edit: Never mind. Looks like he was actually pushing for him to be fired (rather than retained) after the BOR wanted to keep him. Then he was fired. All hail Larry.

A Lot of Milk

October 31st, 2018 at 7:31 PM ^

Why would ANYONE want Durkin to stay, even for selfish reasons? I think Matt Canada is doing a fine job and if he can keep OSU to under 50 points, he'd be doing an even better job than Durkin ever did