If there is one thing we've learned over our many years since leaving the University of Illinois, it is this: If you want a good idea to die, send it to a commitee for review! This applies to the workplace and politics. Anyhow...
The committee that will recommend a new athletic director to President Hogan is made up of several UI professors and alumni (no one asked us! LOL!!!!)
The head of the committe is Larry
DeBrock, the Dean of the Business college and a long-time Econonics professor. We never took his class, although some of our friends did and they didn't like their grades for ECON 102!!! He is a big sports fan and has done research on the correlation between athletics and money, so there is a glimmer of hope.
Here are some questions that the committee should ask prospective candidates:
1) The university and state is in a fiscal meltdown. How do you propose to raise money in the current dismal economic climate?
2) Will you schedule at least seven home football games a year to ensure a decent revenue stream and to give the football program a chance to make bowl games?
3) Will you cancel the game scheduled at Western Michigan for 2016?
4) Do you think it is acceptable for the Illinois men's basketball program to miss the NCAA tournanment two out of four seasons?
5) Would you move the women's basketball team's games to Huff?
6) Will you please not answer any questions from Loren Tate?
7) What is your vision for marketing the Fighting Illini brand? How do you propose to advertise in Chicago, the state's biggest market?
8) Will you put the Fighting Illini on a strong-signalled radio station in Chicago?