January 13th, 2019 at 8:35 PM ^

I have a close friend who was a baseball coach at Buffalo while Warde was AD. He thought Warde was a lazy AD. He said overall he’s a decent person just wasn’t a strong leader. 

Also, while my buddy was a coach for the Buffalo baseball team, the AD (which I believe was Warde) decided the cut the program mid season. They found out while they were coming home from an away game. Kinda of shitty way to cut a program if you ask me. 

Brian Griese

January 13th, 2019 at 7:58 PM ^

Errors upon errors. If they want to now they’ll have to pay a nice penny to buy her out or her attorney is going to have a field day with a wrongful termination suit. 


January 14th, 2019 at 12:17 AM ^

I just got finished reading her congressional testimony that Brian linked to on Twitter. It seems to me she has a strong case for unlawful termination against USAG. In my line of work, we are reminded about the Whistle-blower act that states you can’t be retaliated against by your employer for reporting fraud or abuse. It appears to me that she did the right thing, only not quickly enough for the mob who doesn’t care about the facts.

She should be thanked for being part of the effort that exposed Nassar and eventually got him convicted. Instead, the hypocrites here are blasting her hire because of the “bad optics” for the University. I am sorry but considering how this affects the university’s reputation is exactly the kind of thinking that led MSU to do the wrong thing over and over again.

What are the facts? Judge her case on the facts, not on the opinions of the uninformed.

The Fugitive

January 13th, 2019 at 8:15 PM ^

I just emailed ol Wardey:

I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with the hiring of Rhonda Faehn to the gymnastics staff.  

My wife and I are expecting our first child in February and before this announcement was made, we were talking about how it would be fun when our child is older to go to a gymnastics event.  I am a season ticket holder for football and regular attender of basketball games but I can assure you that we will not step foot into any venue where there was anyone attached to the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal.  You knew this and still approved the hire.

Please reconsider this hire as it makes you, the Athletic Department, and the University as a whole look terrible.


January 13th, 2019 at 8:28 PM ^

There was no way this was going to sit well with, well......planet Earth.

That said, well done, Board Of Regents. Please get her off the payroll as soon as humanly possible.