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SBD/May 31, 2013/Colleges
Mike Bohn Holds Press Conference, Staunchly Defends Tenure As Colorado AD
Published May 31, 2013
RIGHT DECISION? In Boulder, Kyle Ringo notes Bohn was introduced at the press conference by former CU Regent Pete Steinhauer, "who served on the board and the CU search committee eight years ago when Bohn was hired." Steinhauer "stopped short of saying the school had made a mistake by parting ways with Bohn but he said he didn't understand the decision." Bohn noted that the CU department is "expected to come up short of its revenue goals again next year mostly because there won't be a distribution from the Pac-12 Network once again." Startup costs for the network and an inability to sign a deal with DirecTV has "slowed the expected growth of the network's revenues." Bohn: "We knew it was going to be a two-year tough window and campus knew that" (Boulder DAILY CAMERA, 5/31). Also in Boulder, Brian Howell writes Bohn "took some heat -- and rightfully so -- during his tenure." But he also "did a lot of good things." Bohn's "biggest failure came on the football field." Only "once in eight years -- Bohn's first year in 2005 -- did the football team produce a winning record." Bohn also "fired three head football coaches, causing the school to shell out" more than $7M in buyout costs. DiStefano "didn't give Bohn an opportunity to finally get things right on the football field," but time may "prove that Bohn finally did get it right" (Boulder DAILY CAMERA, 5/31).