Radakovich denies reported Texas A&M candidacy

Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich’s name has again been floated as a possibility for an opening at another school, prompting another denial.

Texas A&M has targeted Radakovich as a top candidate for its athletic director position, the Rivals website reported Wednesday.

In an e-mail, Radakovich dismissed the report’s accuracy, writing that he has “not had a minute to think about another job.” Set to officially join the SEC on Sunday, Texas A&M is searching for a replacement for former AD Bill Byrne, who retired in May.

“I am sure Texas A&M is a great job,” Radakovich said. “But I have one at Tech.”

UPDATE: Texas A&M vice president Jason Cook told the San Antonio Express-News that “we’re nearing the finish line” of the job search for an athletic director. Cook is co-chairing the search committee. Friday, at a meeting of A&M regents, school president R. Bowen Loftin is expected to be authorized to hire a new AD. The hire could well happen within days of the authorization.

Radakovich was previously linked to openings at Tennessee and Miami. Radakovich is well-regarded within SEC circles, having worked previously at South Carolina as an associate AD and later at LSU as the senior associate AD. Since coming to Tech in 2006 from LSU, he has led a flurry of building projects. The latest are the scheduled completion of McCamish Pavilion around Labor Day and the recent groundbreaking of the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

“As you can see, I’ve got enough on my plate than to think about this type of report,” Radakovich said.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

54 comments Add your comment

gone

June 27th, 2012
7:26 pm

gone

June 27th, 2012
7:26 pm

Drad is gone gone bye bye – that is as weak of a denial as I have ever heard.

George Stein

June 27th, 2012
7:32 pm

Can’t blame him for keeping his options open. We all do the same.

GTville

June 27th, 2012
7:33 pm

Did not see a denial in those quotes.

HighTech

June 27th, 2012
8:02 pm

Mt Bethel Jacket

June 27th, 2012
8:03 pm

whatever happens happens, but know this, having the right AD is a huge deal as evidenced by the work of the 2 previous AD’s – Homer Rice and that meathead dave braine.

Ken Sugiura

June 27th, 2012
8:05 pm

Posting under someone else’s handle is not allowed. Consider this a warning.

Jacket Man

June 27th, 2012
8:09 pm

Hallelujah, Ken!

5150 UOAD

June 27th, 2012
8:22 pm

Ken thanks………….I posted and my are……….Your comment is awaiting moderation……..But the name thief cn post with impunity.

You have not posted a lot but what you have written has been first class for sure. Hope to meet you the wife and child at the Bus for a game this year.

jacketfanforlife

June 27th, 2012
8:23 pm

Can’t get a better AD until you lose the one you have. It is what it is.

Big L

June 27th, 2012
8:25 pm

Who here would not leave GT for ANY SEC school? If the opportunity comes, he WILL bounce.

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George Stein

June 27th, 2012
8:28 pm

Paul Johnson is at the Braves game tonight, it appears. Few seats to the first base side of the “S” in SunTrust. Nice seats.

Biff Pocoroba

June 27th, 2012
8:55 pm

I wonder if the A&M fans will be as upset at this news as they were when Danny Hall interviewed there. This wasn’t a good year for Tech sports so they might not be too thrilled with DRad right now.

patience

June 27th, 2012
9:02 pm

Hey Ken, did you hear anything about the race between Broderick Snoddy and Justin Thomas

PEACH TREE

June 27th, 2012
9:16 pm

beat the hokies

www

June 27th, 2012
9:20 pm

broderick “snoop” snoddy vs justin thomas video – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2935150876596

before watching, any guess as to the winner?

HighTech

June 27th, 2012
9:26 pm

Thanks, www. That indoor training facility is NICE! I have a good feeling about the Jackets this season.

patience

June 27th, 2012
9:29 pm

www

June 27th, 2012
9:37 pm

BLT

June 27th, 2012
10:49 pm

Nmcgehee

June 27th, 2012
11:19 pm

I want an AD that Builds Champions not one that leads building projects!

www

June 27th, 2012
11:20 pm

snoddy – won the state 3A championship in the 100 (10.76) and the 200 (21.91)

http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/snoddy_broderick00.html

thomas – won the Alabama state 4A-6A championship in the 100-meters with a time of 10.79 second

http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/thomas_justin00.html

snoddy won going away.

5150 UOAD

June 27th, 2012
11:32 pm

http://www…………it looks like there was a miss step too during the race. I always like the 2-of-3 thing myself.

BS Patrol

June 27th, 2012
11:36 pm

DRad botched the handling of the NCAA investigation. Probably would have gotten some ADs fired. So, no big deal.

5150 UOAD

June 27th, 2012
11:40 pm

BS Patrol………….what do you expect an AD to say to a coach when the AD tells the coach “You Can’t Play Bay Bay this Week”. What is the first ? the coach will ask? What is the AD supposed to say that doesn’t let the coach know the player is under investigation?

www

June 27th, 2012
11:55 pm

@ 5150

yeah, if i was thomas i’d want a rematch later this season.

5150 UOAD

June 28th, 2012
12:08 am

ww….Talking to Gotsis right now.

ME: How is you summer going? You going to be on Campus in August?

AG: Hey yeah it’s winter here so it’s really cold, yeah should be in camp August 2nd

ME: COLD? WTF? How COLD does it get? I never thing of cold an Australia.
Crockadile Dundee never woer a winter coat. LMAO

12:00am
AG: Hah yeah we are opposite to you guys! It’s like 9 degrees this morning ! Hahah crocodile Dundee !

ATLER (Ramblin Wreck)

June 28th, 2012
12:28 am

I hope D Rad stays!!!!!!

BirminghamJacket

June 28th, 2012
6:30 am

Who cares?

He’ll land them on probation like he did us.

Bozo….

Atlanta's Original Team

June 28th, 2012
8:01 am

Is this another example of “SEC speed?” When Tech was punished by the NCAA the blogosphere was filled with venom toward D-Rad. Now that the SEC wants him he is the golden boy.

Joey

June 28th, 2012
8:09 am

D Rad may have pulled a stunt like Richt did last Dec – let your agent float a Texas A&M rumor so the boss panics and offers a new contract . . .

Paul in NH

June 28th, 2012
8:18 am

GT can’t compete with A&M when it comes to salary for an AD but College Station vs Atlanta is another story – ask any Longhorn fan.

Jim 70

June 28th, 2012
8:56 am

We need another homer rice, who could have been the best ad gt has ever had. That said, hate to see drad go, but if he is going, the sooner the better.

Too many rumors swirling around. Where there is smoke … And as somebody said earlier, he did not really put an end to the rumors (negotiating for a raise?)

Crazy Robert

June 28th, 2012
9:05 am

Better hurry up and give Danny Hall another contract extension before ya go …

juvenal

June 28th, 2012
9:37 am

shucks, Ken, finally had someone post in my honor……still, Super will be pleased……..not happy he didn’t dump cph for cause for 1 year of favors, &, any probation should be cause for dismissal, would be happy to start over……Jim, from Dodd on, harder to pick the worst ad, Homer clearly stellar…….met him once, he solved a very bad coaching problem in a very subtle fashion….

Steve

June 28th, 2012
9:37 am

Can you blame him? Who would want to be at Tech anyway?

BirminghamJacket

June 28th, 2012
9:55 am

I hope he goes.

Can only hope Paul Johnson et. al. follows.

GTBob

June 28th, 2012
11:05 am

I can’t say that this would make me all that sad.

Ken Sugiura

June 28th, 2012
1:10 pm

my sense of things is that he’s staying.

Al Bundy

June 28th, 2012
1:16 pm

If A&M wants to join the few, the proud, the institutions on NCAA probation, then DRad’s the man! The problem is Tech will likely hire someone who’s no better.

Al Bundy

June 28th, 2012
1:18 pm

I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on the guy. I think he has done some good things for Tech. It just makes me mad that we seem to be in trouble way too much with the NCAA.

Homer Rice

June 28th, 2012
1:37 pm

Be smart, man! Get out of the ghetto while you can.

George Jefferson

June 28th, 2012
1:39 pm

He’s movin’ on up to the west side…he’ll finally get a piece of the piiiieeee, Oh Yeah!

tiger

June 28th, 2012
2:07 pm

personally i dont see a big loss if he leaves, i look at the capital one cup lists and gt is no where to be found year after year.

gt4ever

June 28th, 2012
2:46 pm

Good, take the football coach with you, and don’t let the door hit you in the arse!

Vulture

June 28th, 2012
3:26 pm

Remember Dave Braine? Hewitt’s contract, Gailey’s extension and stating that GT would never be consistently good in football.

gt4ever

June 28th, 2012
3:38 pm

Dave Braine’s comments where ABSURD, and are the excuses used by so many GT fans…. It’s really pretty pathetic… The number of people who think we can’t compete with the best simply because of academics! Sad….

Go Jackets

June 28th, 2012
5:35 pm

Bet he stays….wish Tech could pay its people and compete in recruiting, but then it would have to lower its standards and be Georgia. I would not be in favor of adding a pig farming major at this time.

230gr Full Metal Jacket

June 28th, 2012
5:55 pm

I feel very sure that D-Rad isn’t going anywhere. And for the mindless tools/dwags who keep saying “Who wouldn’t leave Tech for any SEC program?” — work on your reading comprehension skills morons! Where do you think we got him from??? I think they botched the handling of the NCAA investigation (although they were pretty much in a catch-22 if I’ve ever seen one) but other than that I have nothing but praise for D-Rad so far. Let us have another 11-win football season and the naysayers will be calling him the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Aggies need to look elsewhere.