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Is there a search committee that will be doing a National search for a full time AD at UaB? If so, who is on the committee? What are they looking for? Or is there even an attempt at hiring this position?
I don't have an answer to that question, but I do have fears about it.
(12-19-2014 12:29 PM)BandGrad Wrote: [ -> ]Is there a search committee that will be doing a National search for a full time AD at UaB? If so, who is on the committee? What are they looking for? Or is there even an attempt at hiring this position?

Yes. The committee is made up of the following members:

Ray Watts

"They" are looking for a candidate that meets these requirements:

Doesn't want to see UAB have a football program
Doesn't mind if other programs get shut down in the near future
Just wants to collect a paycheck while doing whatever Ray Watts says (or whatever the BOT tells Ray to say).
The Carr group is leading the search
No rational and reasonable AD candidate would come to UAB at this time. This person's job would immediately be under fire from a hostile fans base and administration, and in danger of being fired regardless of the direction the program goes.
(12-19-2014 01:03 PM)GreenMississippi Wrote: [ -> ]No rational and reasonable AD candidate would come to UAB at this time. This person's job would immediately be under fire from a hostile fans base and administration, and in danger of being fired regardless of the direction the program goes.

+1 I bet they promote from within.
Shannon Ealy has my vote.
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.
That was Mackin's vote as well.

I'm sure everyone will be against him for that.
The softball team likes Ealy.

That's good enough for me.
Who are we fooling? PBJ is the AD and has been for years.
(12-19-2014 12:29 PM)BandGrad Wrote: [ -> ]Is there a search committee that will be doing a National search for a full time AD at UaB? If so, who is on the committee? What are they looking for? Or is there even an attempt at hiring this position?

Yes there is a search committee. And this will be the most important hire in UAB's history, since Coach Gene Bartow.
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.

No thank you.
(12-19-2014 02:18 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.

No thank you.

Why ?
(12-19-2014 02:20 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:18 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.

No thank you.

Why ?

Because the hire is too important to give it to him. This hire needs to be someone with strong UAB ties, who can come in and heal the wounds. Some one who can go back to the boosters (after Watts is gone) and convince them to re-build from the ashes.

Shannon Ealy is not that person.
(12-19-2014 02:25 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:20 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:18 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.

No thank you.

Why ?

Because the hire is too important to give it to him. This hire needs to be someone with strong UAB ties, who can come in and heal the wounds. Some one who can go back to the boosters (after Watts is gone) and convince them to re-build from the ashes.

Shannon Ealy is not that person.

So you know him pretty well ?
Seemed rather personable last night.

He was at the game, Mackin wasn't.
(12-19-2014 02:27 PM)the_blazerman Wrote: [ -> ]Seemed rather personable last night.

He was at the game, Mackin wasn't.

He talked with Attalla & I for 10 minutes. But it wasn't a long enough or in depth enough conversation for me to get a bead on his leadership abilities.
(12-19-2014 02:26 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:25 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:20 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 02:18 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-19-2014 01:15 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote: [ -> ]Shannon Ealy has my vote.

No thank you.

Why ?

Because the hire is too important to give it to him. This hire needs to be someone with strong UAB ties, who can come in and heal the wounds. Some one who can go back to the boosters (after Watts is gone) and convince them to re-build from the ashes.

Shannon Ealy is not that person.

So you know him pretty well ?

Yes I know him very well. Not as well as I know Brian, but well enough to say making him the new AD would be a mistake.

And I wonder why Shannon get's a pass in all of this, yet Brian is a traitor. Shannon is just a hired gun (not a UAB man) who occupied the second chair and happily fiddled while Rome burned, but not a word about this from all the "loyal Blazers" and "insiders".
(12-19-2014 02:25 PM)backyardblazer Wrote: [ -> ]Because the hire is too important to give it to him. This hire needs to be someone with strong UAB ties, who can come in and heal the wounds. Some one who can go back to the boosters (after Watts is gone) and convince them to re-build from the ashes.

Shannon Ealy is not that person.

We need someone who can raise money and get us into a decent conference. Doesn't matter if he has UAB ties or not.
Who would the UA BOT refuse to approve for the UAB AD job?

That's the guy or gal I want.
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