hm101 Posted March 9, 2014 Group: TBP Subscriber Topic Count: 137 Content Count: 5,466 Reputation: 1,360 Days Won: 11 Joined: 06/11/2010 Share Posted March 9, 2014 I think by this point we need a Mark Harlan thread, given that it appears to be a done deal. I have a question though: why are people against this hire? The Bruins Nation posts? Come on, have you read their blog? It's incredibly extreme and unprofessional. I read a post on their bball team and despite a solid season, the hatred and extremism is rampant. What sparked the hatred is a rearrangement of student seating in the bball arena. This clearly pissed off some spoiled freshman with a keyboard and now Harlan's image is skewed. The truth is, when you're changing things, even improving, you are going to piss SOMEONE off. In the case of a bball arena, if you have to move students, potentially to worse seating so you are increasing revenues with ticket sales, I can understand the frustration. In addition, if you go into the UCLA community - with regular UCLA folks - they are more reasonable. They say the whole administration is mixed to negative in reviews but how much of that Harlan is responsible is unknown. And the bottom line is, the guy raised a hell of a lot of money. Make no mistake, there are legit criticisms. 1. Why did USF conduct this search so secretively? 2. Perception is reality - is he going to fix his perception? 3. Was the increase in fundraising a product of HIM? Or of a good football team? But I want to hear from people who know more than just the Cracker Jack Bruins Nation article headings - what are your thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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