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Gene Smith (AD The Ohio State, '10 AD of the Year, '13 NAAC Organizational Leadership Award)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BuckeyeBK, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    How so?
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Gene knowing he would have to recuse himself should of never sought to be a voting member.
    OhioState001 likes this.
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Net income returned to the university dwarfs that of anyone else. That's what it's all about.
  4. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    Even if some Buckeye fans don’t believe he accomplished much on the Committee, the rest of the Big 10 should be pleased with the financial side of the bowl season. With 3 teams in New Years 6 games, this season’s bowl payouts to the conference might set a record!
  5. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    He ain't Mark May.
    Steve19 likes this.
  6. buckeyesin07

    buckeyesin07 Veni. Vidi. Vici.

    As always, great article from Ramzy.
    lvbuckeye and brodybuck21 like this.
  7. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

  8. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    "Some people operate at the highest level of integrity, and some people don't."

    MAJOR shade thrown at Dabo lol.
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    FUCK dabo
    Bestbuck36, MD Buckeye and lvbuckeye like this.
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Said it before, I'll say it again: You can't spell EABOD without the letters D-A-B-O.

    Gene has caught some flack over the years, some of it deserved, especially in the crisis management/PR department. But his measured response on escalating coaching salaries, the hiring of Holtmann, McGuff, Tom Ryan, etc ..., keeping 36 sports in the black while still throwing $40mm annually back to the University despite the debt load Andy Geiger saddled the department with, and throwing shade on any adult male that still goes by the childhood nickname Dabo all deserve praise.
  11. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    And much more of it not.
    Jagdaddy likes this.
  12. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I seem to recall after everything went down with UL basketball, I read an article where the NCAA was asked for examples of programs that are clean and doing things right... across the board. The response was Thad and Gene / tOSU in general across the board.

    I’m not sure what the issues people have with GS are, but the fact of the matter is that there is plenty of room at tOSU to run clean programs and be successful. That’s hardly the case in many places. Gene makes that happen through his management of people and resources. tOSU is a highly valuable brand and to that end, maximizing value while mitigating risk is a very difficult task. Just consider examples where risks were taken at the expense of programs... others as well as when it has happened within our own. The brand is just too valuable to make poor choices. Note that this is not to say that his job is risk elimination. That’s an easy job... risk mitigation and management while maximizing value is very difficult. He’s the CEO of all of that and the people he has working under him. From coaches to compliance, they are clearly working lock-step with him on that front.

    That makes him front and center of the ‘Best ADs in the Biz’ team picture.
  13. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    When it comes to college athletics as a whole... who's got it better than us?? Literally nobody. And the head man deserves a lot of credit for that.
    MaxBuck and brodybuck21 like this.
  14. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Big props to Gene Smith it seems that all the athletic programs are killing it!
  15. OSU_D/

    OSU_D/ Intense Hater of Big Nut, Buck I Guy & Buckeye Man

    Gene has been great overall. No one is perfect. There was no easy/perfect way out of the Tressel situation early on, people were going to be mad/disappointed no matter action was taken. But given who he has hired, and the performance of the teams, on the balance I am grateful Gene is our AD.

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