"I am not a crook." Deloitte & Touche still disagree.
It's not as outlandish as it might seem. The average tenure for a college president is 8.5 years. Il Duce is getting long in the tooth, as college presidents go. The NCAA job is high enough profile to be appealing. Might Adams follow in the footsteps of a previous search committee chair who found none as qualified as he? Do we want him to?
While "Adams Steps Down" has the mellifluous sound of a choir of angels, might he do college football more harm than good as NCAA President? Adams is a well known, if poorly received, advocate of a playoff system. Current contractual arrangements notwithstanding, he would certainly be in a position to impose a playoff system as NCAA President. BCS fans, take heart because he is also a well known hypocrite and sellout. This story is going to be interesting to follow.
UPDATE: AJC reports Adams is on the shortlist to replace Brand. His statement "I'd never talk publicly about two things, jobs or money. I love the University of Georgia. My plan is to be here until retirement," is positively Saban-esque.