Staff Turnover

Adunk33

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In most cases, I try to see change as a good thing. Many of the folks on this board would agree that the Athletic Dept seemed to be just treading water under Lyons with a majority of staff having been in their positions for quite some time. I'm not suggesting Brennan forcing anyone out or anything but continuing to bring in some outsiders with a fresh, new perspective could be a good think for the Dept. New basketball, volleyball, and soccer coaches, might as well bring is some new marketing folks to see what new ideas can come to surface.
 

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Interesting to learn about Kyles perspective on leadership.
 

GoRedbirds1!

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In most cases, I try to see change as a good thing. Many of the folks on this board would agree that the Athletic Dept seemed to be just treading water under Lyons with a majority of staff having been in their positions for quite some time. I'm not suggesting Brennan forcing anyone out or anything but continuing to bring in some outsiders with a fresh, new perspective could be a good think for the Dept. New basketball, volleyball, and soccer coaches, might as well bring is some new marketing folks to see what new ideas can come to surface.
There's certainly some benefits to turnover. I found this article to be interesting - In NCAA Division I, New Data Shows Burnout Is Rampant Among Administrators

I think it would be eye opening to hear about the experiences of people who are currently in the department or have recently left to get a better idea of what's going on there on a daily basis. It would be interesting to learn about the differences between Brennan v Lyons, COVID, etc.
 

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There's certainly some benefits to turnover. I found this article to be interesting - In NCAA Division I, New Data Shows Burnout Is Rampant Among Administrators

I think it would be eye opening to hear about the experiences of people who are currently in the department or have recently left to get a better idea of what's going on there on a daily basis. It would be interesting to learn about the differences between Brennan v Lyons, COVID, etc.
As someone who loved sports and felt the only way to find professional happiness was in the field, I did it for around four year and it is exhausting. Think about all of the holidays, evenings and weekends that we spend watching sports on our couches with family and friends. So much goes into that. At the game there are marketing efforts, concessions, ushers, ticket takers, ect. Behind the scenes there are a dozen production folks making sure it goes off without a hitch. I spent a handful of Christmas Eves, Days, Thanksgivings, Fourth of Julys, etc sitting in a radio studio making sure games got on-air. Working in sports is tough. I get why after a certain amount of time other things would hold priority like family, having a personal life, or anything else.

It would be cool to get a deep dive into what the biggest differences have been under the current and former regimes. I'm not sure we could get anyone to be 100% transparent about it though. People tend to not bite the hand that feeds-publicly, anyway.
 

Bdub777

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Brennan has clearly gotten “his people” in most of the top positions, as it should be. So far the results appear positive with the hires of coaches, etc. There’s much more energy and enthusiasm….
 

GoRedbirds1!

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Curious where Dwight Merillat ended up. I don't see him on the staff directory.
 

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Curious where Dwight Merillat ended up. I don't see him on the staff directory.
Dwight is on the directory, but apparently hasn't been around in months. My guess is that he is out the door but is just using banked personal time until his contract is up. In my opinion, he's better suited for a smaller college and lacks the vision for a DI program.
 

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Dwight is on the directory, but apparently hasn't been around in months. My guess is that he is out the door but is just using banked personal time until his contract is up. In my opinion, he's better suited for a smaller college and lacks the vision for a DI program.
Seems like he was up for something smaller - DII somewhere? - recently but they didn't hire any of the candidates? Sound familiar to anyone?
 
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