Originally Posted by Stanley Nickels
Did we replace Deaton yet? If the successor is a business-minded guy (and not a lifelong Mizzou "fan"), Mizzou basketball could be in trouble. The cash cow that is SEC football would really behoove the chancellor to hire an AD who puts football first, leaving Mizzou basketball an afterthought, as that sport is at Georgia, LSU, Auburn, etc.
They hired R. Bowen Loftin to replace Deaton.
He was highly supportive of athletics in general - and even basketball - at Texas A&M.
Not sure why the Aggies ran him out, but he's generally viewed as a bad-ass, grand-slam hire.