After a seemingly short battle with cancer, NCAA president Myles Brand passed away yesterday. We issue our condolences to the Brand family. Brand made his chops as the president of Indiana University by firing Bobby Knight. He had little to no sports experience when he arrived at the NCAA headquarters. At the NCAA he will be remembered for emphasizing academics by instituting higher eligibility hurdles for incoming athletes and the APR requirements on athletic departments.
So this got me thinking about the next head of the NCAA and I have a meek suggestion:
Such an appointment would accomplish two things. First and foremost, it would get him out of Athens, a dream of many fans (especially Dawgnoxious). Second, it would force him to deal with blow hard university presidents hell bent on their own view of every issue. He would essentially have to win over people like himself. Who better to do it?