AD Tom Jurich out at Louisville

  1. #1
    Getslow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 01
    Location
    I've a seat by the fire, so I shan't move.
    Posts
    22,437

    AD Tom Jurich out at Louisville

    Happening now.
    Advertisement

  2. #2
    Getslow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 01
    Location
    I've a seat by the fire, so I shan't move.
    Posts
    22,437

    UofL Board of Trustees votes 10-3 to terminate Jurich for cause.

  3. #3
    Getslow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 01
    Location
    I've a seat by the fire, so I shan't move.
    Posts
    22,437

    Only three Trustees spoke during the discussion phase of this vote, the three that voted to retain him. None of the trustees voting for termination have explained their votes at this time.

  4. #4
    Getslow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 01
    Location
    I've a seat by the fire, so I shan't move.
    Posts
    22,437

    Meeting ending, no Trustees will speak to the media. Ugh.

  5. #5
    sweet16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 02
    Location
    The real WKY
    Posts
    20,972

    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Meeting ending, no Trustees will speak to the media. Ugh.
    I don't see why they need to. They have just cause. Now it would have been nice to hear what they had to say.

  6. #6
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    36,723

    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Meeting ending, no Trustees will speak to the media. Ugh.
    Whether or not it was the right decision to make, after making a decision like that, a thorough statement on the matter is deserved. I'm assuming they will be putting out an official written statement as a group, at the very least.

  7. #7
    OlDog75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Location
    Sittin' in the stands above the 50 yard line.
    Posts
    9,694

    They'll be replacing a football HC soon, I have no doubt.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jun 08
    Location
    In the Garden
    Posts
    20,192

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Whether or not it was the right decision to make, after making a decision like that, a thorough statement on the matter is deserved. I'm assuming they will be putting out an official written statement as a group, at the very least.
    What do you want them to say?

    Things are a mess, we fired the guy in charge. Next Question?

  9. #9
    Getslow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 01
    Location
    I've a seat by the fire, so I shan't move.
    Posts
    22,437

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I don't see why they need to. They have just cause. Now it would have been nice to hear what they had to say.
    Not only do they not need to, if I was university legal counsel, I'd have advised against saying anything at all.

    I'm curious to know what they're throwing around as "cause". Like Pitino's contract, Jurich's is pretty specific about what constitutes cause.

  10. #10
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    36,723

    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    What do you want them to say?

    Things are a mess, we fired the guy in charge. Next Question?
    Come on now. Are you really not informed enough to realize all the questions arising from this?

    Jurich was the man in charge of one of the largest college athletic departments in the country for two decades. For the last 15 years, the university has been the biggest real estate developer in Louisville by a country mile. They have hundreds of millions of dollars in their athletic department, and they just booted the man in charge. Where do they go from there?

    The basketball program is still negotiating their way through the prostitution scandal, and now they are smack in the middle of one of the biggest NCAA scandals in history, if not THE biggest. They just canned the basketball coach and have an interim coach, so there's the question of what will happen on their coaching staff.

    What about the YUM Center deal? What happens if the YUM Center hunts for a NBA expansion team as their tenant instead of UofL?

    What about Petrino? Where does the football program turn if Petrino cuts bait?

    Do you really not think the University should make at least SOME kind of statement when all of that is in question?

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 15
    Location
    Stuck in the middle with you
    Posts
    1,708

    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Not only do they not need to, if I was university legal counsel, I'd have advised against saying anything at all.

    I'm curious to know what they're throwing around as "cause". Like Pitino's contract, Jurich's is pretty specific about what constitutes cause.
    According to Terry Meiners, the cause was insubordination.

  12. #12
    Jumper_Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 06
    Location
    To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible
    Posts
    46,412

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Come on now. Are you really not informed enough to realize all the questions arising from this?

    Jurich was the man in charge of one of the largest college athletic departments in the country for two decades. For the last 15 years, the university has been the biggest real estate developer in Louisville by a country mile. They have hundreds of millions of dollars in their athletic department, and they just booted the man in charge. Where do they go from there?

    The basketball program is still negotiating their way through the prostitution scandal, and now they are smack in the middle of one of the biggest NCAA scandals in history, if not THE biggest. They just canned the basketball coach and have an interim coach, so there's the question of what will happen on their coaching staff.

    What about the YUM Center deal? What happens if the YUM Center hunts for a NBA expansion team as their tenant instead of UofL?

    What about Petrino? Where does the football program turn if Petrino cuts bait?

    Do you really not think the University should make at least SOME kind of statement when all of that is in question?
    No statement will relieve any of the issues they are facing. I get it that everyone wants to know everything, but regardless of why they did it...there is still a mess. I'm sure the reason nothing was said was due to expected litigation that is sure to follow.

  13. #13
    Wireman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 05
    Location
    8507 Queens Boulevard
    Posts
    53,117

    I can't believe how many people are defending Jurich

  14. #14
    Colonels_Wear_Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 09
    Location
    Colonel Country
    Posts
    36,723

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    No statement will relieve any of the issues they are facing. I get it that everyone wants to know everything, but regardless of why they did it...there is still a mess. I'm sure the reason nothing was said was due to expected litigation that is sure to follow.
    As a public university and an entity with tax money footing much of their expenses, I think there's at least SOME degree of an obligation to say SOMETHING about what's going on.

    Why does any CEO address their stockholders? Why do politicians give speeches?

  15. #15
    Wireman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 05
    Location
    8507 Queens Boulevard
    Posts
    53,117

    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    As a public university and an entity with tax money footing much of their expenses, I think there's at least SOME degree of an obligation to say SOMETHING about what's going on.

    Why does any CEO address their stockholders? Why do politicians give speeches?
    I think plenty has been said about what's going on.

Top