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Is GT AD Mike Bobinski Cleaning House??

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    Is GT AD Mike Bobinski Cleaning House??

    GT marketing head Wayne Hogan left about a year ago. Hogan was Dan Radakovich's right-hand man and was quoted often in the papers. He left around this time last year and not much was thought of it, the party line being that Bobinski was looking to "cut costs."

    Then we learned a couple months later that long-time broadcaster Wes Durham left for a second-tier TV job. Quite frankly, guys in Wes Durham's position don't typically leave for that type gig. Do you think Larry Munson would have left UGA to call the games Wes is calling? You can argue all you want that it was a great career move for Wes.. it wasn't. He was already branching out into other areas of broadcasting and the GT job gave his resume great stability and the ability to achieve legendary status.

    Last night I found out that Dean Buchan, GT's Sports Information Director has left Georgia Tech. No word yet if he left for another job or if he was given the Colombian necktie.

    That's arguably the three most visible GT sports "employees" (not counting coaches and the AD) and all had lengthy tenures at Georgia Tech and they all left within a year of each other.

    Do you think Mike Bobinski is cleaning house?? Or is Bobinski creating an environment where employees want to leave?? It appears to be one or the other.

    I asked a respected, long-time Atlanta sportswriter last night what he thought of Dean Buchan leaving and the situation at Georgia Tech and his response was, "Oh I don't know, that place is so screwed up."


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    you forgot Rick Strom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    you forgot Rick Strom
    You are right. I just read Ken's article on Roddy Jones taking over the color commentary job. When did Strom leave? To be quite honest with you I haven't read much about Georgia Tech since last season ended.

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    If they are actually "cleaning house" I wish they would do it to the people out there actually trying to win games in certain sports instead of folks commentating on the games lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hart View Post
    GT marketing head Wayne Hogan left about a year ago. Hogan was Dan Radakovich's right-hand man and was quoted often in the papers. He left around this time last year and not much was thought of it, the party line being that Bobinski was looking to "cut costs."

    Then we learned a couple months later that long-time broadcaster Wes Durham left for a second-tier TV job. Quite frankly, guys in Wes Durham's position don't typically leave for that type gig. Do you think Larry Munson would have left UGA to call the games Wes is calling? You can argue all you want that it was a great career move for Wes.. it wasn't. He was already branching out into other areas of broadcasting and the GT job gave his resume great stability and the ability to achieve legendary status.

    Last night I found out that Dean Buchan, GT's Sports Information Director has left Georgia Tech. No word yet if he left for another job or if he was given the Colombian necktie.

    That's arguably the three most visible GT sports "employees" (not counting coaches and the AD) and all had lengthy tenures at Georgia Tech and they all left within a year of each other.

    Do you think Mike Bobinski is cleaning house?? Or is Bobinski creating an environment where employees want to leave?? It appears to be one or the other.

    I asked a respected, long-time Atlanta sportswriter last night what he thought of Dean Buchan leaving and the situation at Georgia Tech and his response was, "Oh I don't know, that place is so screwed up."
    I don't know if it is house cleaning or a bad environment. Has the GT administration said anything about these people leaving? Have the coaches made any comments? Did the sportswriter say what he meant by "screwed up?" Did Bobinski do a house cleaning when he took over as AD at his previous employer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballacuz View Post
    If they are actually "cleaning house" I wish they would do it to the people out there actually trying to win games in certain sports instead of folks commentating on the games lol
    LOL, good point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdm View Post
    I don't know if it is house cleaning or a bad environment. Has the GT administration said anything about these people leaving? Have the coaches made any comments? Did the sportswriter say what he meant by "screwed up?" Did Bobinski do a house cleaning when he took over as AD at his previous employer?
    Good questions, unfortunately I don't have a lot of answers. I posed the question hoping someone may have answers.

    Haven't heard or read anything about the administration or coaches saying anything about these individuals leaving. I think it is cumulative, kinda like when there is a few isolated murders and nobody thinks anything of it until someone figures out that they are all connected and there is a serial killer out there.

    Four very prominent long-time tenured Georgia Tech employees have left within a year of each other. Why?

    Not sure what Bobinski did at his last job, but new ADs or new managers in any business are known for coming in and cleaning house and bringing in their own people.

    Regarding the sportswriter, he didn't really elaborate but he seemed disgusted when he made that comment.

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    Not sure Larry would have been offered a TV gig, plus back in the day the $'s weren't as dramatically different. I'm sure with the differential in dollars now that Munson would say goodbye if given the chance. It's not like WD took less money to get into TV.

    Regarding the others and if the environment is getting sucky, that is a darn good question.

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    And we had 2 coaches leave with little or no explanation. Maybe ole man Groh spoke a little truth as far as the environment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaMGTmjr View Post
    And we had 2 coaches leave with little or no explanation. Maybe ole man Groh spoke a little truth as far as the environment?
    Something is not right it seems.............when you start leaving its a sign of something to come ..Al again may have said more than we think he said when he questioned the program.

 

 
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