11.Nov.2013 Oregonian Piles on Bob DeCarolis
You can read the article here. I post as “blogbeav” over there. If you comment on O-live, leave a link to AB, as I don’t read or comment much over there anymore.
They don’t mention Bob D by name, but the headline + photo says it all. It would be nice if they had the guts to actually say what they’re implying, though.
They also don’t understand opportunity cost, which you economic types might know is the cost of the option not taken (or next best option). While we’ll never know what that option was, we know it was better than the ones chosen, so there was more damage than is being recognized or acknowledged.
Maybe O-live can write a piece about OSU’s finances, because from what I see, the AD is overstating them. And for obvious reasons. If OSU admits to having money, then the excuses and implications that this is the best we can do would vanish, and those at the top would have to admit and then be held accountable for their incompetence. As long as fans believe OSU is broke, they will excuse the mediocrity and use the perceived destitution as a self-imposed crutch. The AD has every motivation to keep jawboning that message.