Stay Calm, and Carry On Husker Nation
I cannot give an opinion not based on what I do and my experience, and I appreciate your support on my background and work. Agreed there are limits to support. This type of leadership and team dynamics consulting is NOT one of them. As a matter of fact, UNL AD would say they have this and it is part of the normal support athletics gets. But in truth the Teams do not for many reasons, so HENCE the support is not as we are led to believe. Therefore people like me (I am not the only one) are asked to fill the gaps by coaches and or other departments. Take Miles out of it. SF uses "The Program" and has at every coaching job he has had in DIV1. Cook used many outside people over the years, and recently had an "outside nutrioninist", W Gym has used outside people, Erstad an outside guy until he died. So I contend that A) it has been common practice at NU and other places. B) Its is those high prices coaches and ADs that get paid to make decisions on investments, resources, money, time and buy in and ultimately VALUE to their respective sport. C) Being equitable with that policy is on the AD and no one else.I know you have an opinion on this, and some is based on your first hand experience inside, but a fair amount is based on your core belief in what you do. I get that, I'm sure there are areas of impact you could have to create positives. Should we invest in that? Maybe, probably, but it is an investment, and there is a finite amount of those resources, be it financial, time, or simply the buy in from the athletes, there are limits.
If FB started off like this MBB Team, and then had support SF researched/approved/and was using that was abrubtly stopped by the AD and they went into a tailspin I think the optic on this would be different. Tim's history and current performace is clouding the point I am trying to make: Coaches should be able to use resources inside or outside of the AD they feel help their programs that are LEGAL, within NCAA NORMS, Financially within respective budgets etc....That doesn't happen at NU since SE arrival, Moos has not got a handle on it yet. I hope he does.
Does anyone not believe NU coaches should be able to do what I just described, in order to make their programs as competitive as possible?
If SF thinks Jack Stark is going to help his FB program, don't you think he should be able to do it?
If Tim Miles, thinks Jack Smack is going to help his MBB program, don't you think he should be able to do it? Tim is the latest example of this dynamic between coaches and the AD, and unfortunately it has hurt his Team and his career and help contribute to this season. By no means is it the only reason, but it is a reason that is not well known, and one I am familiar with and wanted to share.
I don't care who coaches MBB next or any sport down at NU, I care that they get the support their experience tells them they need whether it is inside or outside the department, whether it is me, a dog, a cat or Mickey Mouse. Let's be honest, by communicating all this and bringing it to light I have made it highly unlikely that I will be able to volunteer at NU, however my hope is that it will bring about positive change so that the coaches and players can have EVERY advantage to compete at the highest level. They simply do not currently.