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Exclamation Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
07-08-2017 09:51 AM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
NDA = high road. 03-lmfao
07-08-2017 12:33 PM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
(07-08-2017 12:33 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  NDA = high road. 03-lmfao

+1

Is he some sort of hero all of the sudden? Give me a break. The guy took the cash and kept his mouth shut.
07-08-2017 02:47 PM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
Which one of us would have supported he and his family had he not accepted it? And who is to say some of the stuff that did come to light was not in some way because of him?
07-08-2017 02:56 PM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
If you familiar with the responsibilities of being a high level administrator/cabinet member in college - your first duty is confidentiality. Sometimes this duty is imposed by law such as student or medical records or it can simply be ethics. This duty is not just to the president but to the institution itself. You may or may not like the President personally or his actions. Your duty is to advise the President and it can take guts but to even tell the President he/she is wrong. If you strongly disagree with a President - your ultimate protest is to resign your position.

This is the way how I was trained I actually greatly admired Brian conduct during this disaster. He took much abuse for keeping his silence in Public as his personal ethics demanded. Then making the most important protest by resigning and losing your families longterm livelyhood
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
(07-08-2017 02:56 PM)ICB Wrote:  Which one of us would have supported he and his family had he not accepted it? And who is to say some of the stuff that did come to light was not in some way because of him?

a) As I've described in some detail, I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for the "have to put food on your family" argument from those making multiple six figures.

b) I am reasonably sure that Brian Mackin fulfilled the terms of his bizarre NDA.

And while he disappointed me at the time, I do appreciate that he timed his resignation perfectly to throw Ray Watts under a 280-pound bus named Tristan Henderson.
07-08-2017 06:18 PM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
(07-08-2017 02:56 PM)ICB Wrote:  Which one of us would have supported he and his family had he not accepted it? And who is to say some of the stuff that did come to light was not in some way because of him?

He landed a job with PNC Bank almost immediately after walking out on us. And assuredly they were not paying pennies. He left UAB with a brown sack full of cash, a job at PNC and was never to be seen or heard from again......until now.

I truly believe (at least want to) that Brian Mackin wanted to save UAB football. I just feel that when the writing was on the wall he only looked out for the best deal for himself.
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
Brian was in an impossible situation. I have to agree with Kevin on this one. If he had taken the path some on here have advocated he could have gone scorched earth, walked away with nothing and completely killed any chance of ever being in athletic administration again. He chose to fight another day. That day has come.
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
As to never to be seen again, I have seen Brian at multiple UAB games since then. That would include MBB at Bartow, the tournament at the BJCC, and the NCAA game in Louisville.

I was as mad as anyone with Mackin, but I have mellowed. He was in a horrible situation, and it would not surprise me in the least he knew something about some of the document leaks at a very inopportune time for Ray and the BoT.
07-08-2017 07:30 PM
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RE: Scarbo: Brian Mackin took the high road from UAB to Conference USA
Everyone who wants/wanted Brian Mackin to sing like a bird and "well he made enough money so I don't buy the he has a family argument" need to live in the real world and dislodge your heads from your backside. You may be capable/willing to throw your career down the toilet, it doesn't mean everyone is
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