For most college football fans, Mark Emmert made his reputation as the president of the NCAA from 2010 to 2023. He did actually have a career before that.
He was the president of the University of Washington from 2004-2010. He was so popular there that UW named him President Emeritus.
Before that tenure, he was the chancellor of LSU and held administrative positions at UConn, Montana State, and Colorado.
Maybe that was the problem: he didn’t have a background in sports. Probably wasn’t a great choice to oversee the organization in charge of college sports.
Emmert will be forever remembered as a man who accomplished nothing in the big picture that benefitted college athletics.
The presidents of the universities that are constituents of the NCAA would probably disagree. Emmert made them a lot of money. That was his real job: keep the cash cow happy. When Emmert saw he wasn’t going to be able to keep the farm running, he bailed.
Emmert served a purpose, but as we said, he never really did anything. Now that I think about it, he would be the perfect person to serve as the chairperson for this nightmare committee. He has a lot of experience saying nothing at all.
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