The rumors are rampant that an Indy lawyer named Fred Glass is going to be IU’s next AD, replacing Rick Greenspan, the guy who inexplicably hired that Sampson fella to coach the Hurryin’ Hoosiers.
Don’t know much about the guy, but I do find it fascinating that this school beleagured with NCAA problems would tap somebody from the legal profession. Maybe he’s had some executive experience. Maybe he knows about scheduling, etc. Dunno.
It’s obvious IU wants somebody who can read and understand and apply the rule book, more than it wants someone linked into the world of college athletics.
It wasn’t so long ago that ADs were always the successful retired football or basketball coach — depending on the school’s priorities — who knew all the other good ol’ boys in the conference. Nowadays it’s about branding and budgets and gender equity and toeing the line with the NCAA and who can take care of bizness.
– Seedy K