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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Scheduling, AD Search, Rings

Greg McMackin talks to Ferd Lewis about future scheduling possibilities.
"We'd like to get something going with SMU," McMackin said. "It would be a natural. I'd love for us to compete against one another as two great programs. June and I have talked about that. We'd both love to do that."
McMackin said Texas Tech and Utah are among the schools he is interested in trying to work into the schedule soon. He has coached at both.
"We've begun to talk about scheduling and look at the next few years and what's out there and what the options are," Clapp said. "I've let coach Mack know that as long as I continue in this role, I'd like to collaborate with him. I want his thoughts and will be expecting him to share them as he sees fit."

Clapp said the 2012 schedule, for which UH is still seeking four games, would likely be the first real chance for McMackin to put his mark on. "I told him I would leave '12 for him."
Nice. Let's hope that whoever the next AD is (if it isn't Clapp) will let McMackin have this much input and freedom with future schedules.

Speaking of the next AD, Dave Reardon writes about some potential candidates who may or may not have applied. And Ferd Lewis hopes that UH won't repeat the same mistakes that happened during the last AD search.
It isn't only UH staffers and media onlookers who felt the process wasn't all it could — or should — have been. Some of the people who served on the so-called selection committee in 2002 will tell you they felt misled and kept in the dark by the way it played out. So much so that when the announcement was made they claimed to be as surprised as anyone.

They talk about having been window dressing and of votes that were cast but totals never added up or announced in their presence.
And Stephen Tsai writes that the Warriors will receive their 2007 WAC Championship rings tonight, but the ceremony may not be covered.
But the compliance guy has ruled that, under the current format, the event can't be covered.
UH officials are working on a solution.
At this time, what would be better publicity than television stations showing the players receiving their rings? And the ceremony is at the same time as the 6:20 p.m. sportscasts, meaning TV stations could show it live.
Let's hope things can work out.
UPDATE: From Tsai's blog:
The Warriors will receive their WAC championship rings this evening from 6 to 6:30 p.m., and the media, after first being denied, received clearance to attend.


  • At Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 1:57:00 PM HST, Anonymous fuzzylogic said…

    As always, a great column by Ferd Lewis. Unfortunately no one wants to be named or to name names about whom may have been controlling the previous selection of Frazier as AD. I would have liked to know who had so much power to hide everything to the point that the committee members seemed almost powerless. Is that person going to be on the selection committee again? I hope not.

    The other thing that surprised me was that Coach Mack is not on the selection committee--is it because he is too new or is it some other reason. Football is probably the highest revenue and expenditure sport, the highest visibility sport, and I believe the only sport that also has its schedule done by the AD--I would think he should have some input.

  • At Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 4:35:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    even if mack isn't on the committee, tsai wrote somewhere that the support of the coaches will have some influence over who will eventually become AD. just hope UH makes a good choice.


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