Night at the Zou was ... fruitful!
Night at the Zou
And it sounds like the commits might not be finished yet.
Borom & Ford:
One got away
Four-star Tennessee RB Chase Hayden attended Night at the Zou but chose Arkansas.
WOO PIG SOOIE pic.twitter.com/ayDjpkj2lp— Chase Hayden (@Chase_Hayden2) July 25, 2016
The latest on the AD search
The most interesting tidbit of the weekend came yesterday:
The thinking around Missouri seems to be against a long, drawn-out AD search. For everyone’s sake would like to resolve sooner than later.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2016
I don't really understand this -- you've got a really good interim and 26 other positions to fill, so I was more than happy to let this process take a while, especially since there are benefits to having an interim. Alas.
Wolken, meanwhile, has uncovered a new (and potentially serious candidate):
Mini-update on Mizzou AD search: Moving quickly. NIU’s Sean Frazier has been identified as prime candidate, per person w/knowledge— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2016
Yes, I am positive he is. https://t.co/w8nZNpnztZ— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2016
To be clear on Mizzou: I don't know Frazier to be THE top candidate but they have expressed interest. There are still others in mix.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 24, 2016
Frazier was hired in the fall of 2013 and was a chief fundraiser at Wisconsin before that. I have no idea what he has done at NIU since both the football and basketball coaches were hired before he took the main role, but he's apparently a hot name in the AD community.