Originally Posted by duncan_idaho
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.
They didn't run him out. To my knowledge he left on his own.
He tired of what viewed as Rick Perry meddling too much in the affairs of the school.
Everything I have read indicates this is an excellent hire for Mizzou.