UH never fails to amaze.
There was a coach fired at the team banquet. There was a coach invited to a news conference to announce his own firing. There was the assistant athletic director who told students not to stand and yell during games. There was a contest in which basketballs were given to the first 1,000 fans to leave the arena.
This year, there is a chancellor who will be paid a year’s salary not to be a chancellor. UH is paying more to someone not to coach football than for someone to coach.
And then there is the athletic director who was placed in timeout while the school investigated a concert that never materialized. He was cleared of any wrongdoing, and now will return to a different job at a different part of campus and under a different supervisor. The consolation is he will be recommended for a three-year extension, at more than $200,000 per year, once the financial terms of his current AD’s contract expire in March.
All of which is a round-and-round-about way of saying: UH dumped its AD.
What it doesn’t answer is:
• What ever happened to the $200,000 UH paid toward the concert?
• How much did the investigation cost?
• How does a school operating with coupons afford this new position?
All of which could be explained if the school didn’t decide to make the announcement through a news release on a Sunday afternoon.