has been marked by failure. Sorry guys, I said it when he was hired and I think it's fair to say it again now. He's done a pretty terrible job thus far. I said when he was hired I was skeptical because if you asked the people at his previous school, Western Kentucky, about the job he did there it was pretty much all negative.
Now, here are the facts of where we are at as a school.
The basketball program is on a decline. Last year was pretty mediocre all around and next year will only be worse. Then when you add in the Bazemore scandal and the complete lack of control shown by the higher ups, you really start to question what is going on.
Secondly, his hire of Barefoot and his handling of the Wendy situation was a complete debacle. Just a catastrophe all around. Many of us thought Liebermann was the right hire and it is now looking like that was the case. We will see how it plays out but consider me unimpressed.
Now, the hire of our current baseball coach looks like another disaster. 10-20??? We were picked to finish 3rd! We didn't lose that much freaking talent from last year. Wood hired his buddy away from Western Kentucky and so far it looks like a terrible hire. I know, I know, we need to give him time. But so far I am thoroughly underwhelmed by the hire.
You can also point to the handling of the Big Blue Club, some of the shortcuts that have been made there with the beer etc. as further proof that he just doesn't get it.
Right now, this is about as bad as our athletic department has EVER looked. There is a scandal with the men's basketball team. The two most recent hires by Wood have been complete failures thus far.
Oh yeah, and let's not forget the biggest debacle of all, we are sitting on our asses while the CAA falls apart around us. Ga State is moving on to the Sunbelt. VCU and GMU are looking to move to the A-10. Meanwhile, we haven't heard a freaking word about what OUR plan is and then we go and vote to RAISE the exit fee for the CAA.
Are you serious??? Are we really not planning on leaving the CAA to go FBS in football?? Maybe we are just going to wait for the CAA to completely fall apart and then we can get out without having to pay any money......is that the plan?
Now.....for those who disagree with me.......please, tell me WHY. Tell me what you think Wood has done RIGHT. Tell me why you think the job he has done thus far is acceptable. The men's basketball team is as bad as it's been since Blaine got here and is embroiled in scandal. The baseball and women's basketball hires have been pretty bad. The penny pinching with Big Blue (sorry, ODAF) has been embarrassing. Meanwhile, our CAA brethren are all looking for the big move and we are sitting on our asses.
Why are more people not up in arms about this??? Seriously? How is anything that has happened thus far under Wood's tenure acceptable to you?