Debbie Yow setting the standard

Some great discussion to send you into the weekend with. We’ve been talking about Debbie Yow’s policy to hand out anonymous surveys to student athletes prior to the high profile scandals running rampant through the world of college sports. Has to make you feel good to have such a great representative of this University and its athletic program.

These articles from ESPN and USA Today highlight her policies. As always, you can spend some quality time discussing a variety of relevant issues on our message forums available here.

ACC & Other AD & Department Debbie Yow

7 Responses to Debbie Yow setting the standard

  1. Wufpacker 12/02/2011 at 5:17 PM #

    Nice to know the athletics department is finally again in proactive hands. Not since Willis Casey have I thought the department was in the hands of someone who gave a crap (aside from maybe Valvano….but that situation had it’s own issues).

    As much as everything in this article, I was equally impressed by the letter of dissociation for Leak. Anything less would invite trouble later on (you hear what I’m saying, UNC?).

  2. TruthBKnown Returns 12/02/2011 at 5:40 PM #

    Debbie is definitely changing the status quo.

  3. logarithm 12/02/2011 at 7:19 PM #

    I’m a huge fan of the change in policy, culture and initiatives under Debbie Yow. The frustration out of Maryland has me a little uneasy though. The impression from the Q&A with the Maryland blog prior to the Maryland football game was that she borrowed against the future to spend a lot in given years. They lacked the success necessary or made silly decisions like fire Friedgen and oust Gary Williams. Now their financial statements are in shambles and they’re strongly considering dropping some non-revenue sports because they can’t afford to support them.

    The moves she’s making in culture are great for the program. I’m just worried some others might be very costly if we don’t see the success we need on the court and the field. A basketball coaching staff like that we have don’t come cheap.

  4. old13 12/02/2011 at 7:20 PM #

    I really like her style!!

  5. packhammer 12/02/2011 at 9:05 PM #

    Logarithm I think you need to change your thought process a bit. What Yow saw at Maryland was that Friedgen was no longer able to generate sufficient interest to keep the program (footbal related revenue) growing. So even though his record was good Yow was well aware that they needed a change. Maryland is now suffering because they did not do what she recommended. Not because they did what she recommended. In fact it is very clear that the Franklin change was exactly right only she was prevented from making it. Now they are stuck with the Edsall disaster.

  6. Gene 12/03/2011 at 4:11 AM #

    Logarithm, below is a link to a good summary of Maryland’s current financial situation.

    Maryland doesn’t have the fan support to field all the teams, expand all the facilities, and whatever else you need to do to “keep up with the Joneses” that modern college athletics requires.

    I think our fan support and her attitude are a good fit and the we won’t have the problems with finances Maryland has encountered.

  7. WolftownVA81 12/03/2011 at 7:48 AM #

    Charactor: Doing the right thing when no one is watching. So glad that DY runs a program we can all be proud of and has charactor in spades. Contrast that with the former AD who thought it was ok to discuss Cougers on the radio. With that kind of public performance, it’s hard to imagine what went on behind closed doors. We are indeed in good hands now.

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