Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Is this our new AD?

Fox 26 in Houston thinks he might be. He's Chris Del Conte, and he has been the Athletic Director at Rice since 2006. It looks as if one of his strengths is fund-raising and upgrading facilities, both of which will be key attributes of whomever TCU hires to run the athletic department next.

9 comments:

Curt McDurt said...
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Lyle Lanley said...

Who were you expecting?

The guy has a pretty solid resume.

shortnkerley's said...

Yeah, Rice may suck this year but that tends to happen when you lose all of your offensive production from the past year. Sorry we aren't gonna land Bill Walsh or Bill Parcells. I trust whatever hire we make because I know that it's basically Patterson's decision and I trust his judgement.

Little moe with the gimpy leg said...

He looks like Michael from the office... I am for GP and bet he made the right choice

Little moe with the gimpy leg said...

wait well maybe he doesnt look like him. But get that vibe when I look at the picture..

buffalo said...

i get that vide...i think its the blinds in the backdrop. very office-y.

if fundraising and development are his strong points, that seems to compliment our growing programs in football, baseball, and basketball....and i guess the other sports too.

BuckNasty said...

I bet GP didn't have as much of a say in who we hired like we would hope. This decision is left up to the Chancellor and most likely the Board. Yeah, I bet GP got to give some input in who we hired, but the decision wasn't his. The AD is the guy that has to fire coaches when need be, so it would seem unlikely for GP or any other coach to get their pick. I think this could be a good hire for our other sports not just football. With renovations already in place for The Carter, it would be nice for him to raise enough money to update DMC. Overall his resume looks to be pretty successful.

Texas Hammer said...

Renovations are in fact in place but it's going to be awhile until it happens. I think we need about $115M and aren't very close to that number.

Not a big fan of CVB. Seems like he's trying to change a good thing at TCU. If it ain't broke don't fix it, Vic. (referring to TCU as a whole - academics, athletics, etc.)

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Yeah, definitely hope he isn't Boschini's whipping boy... but hey, if this guy can raise money for athletics at Rice, he's got some kind of gift.