Report: Texas A&M tabs South Carolina AD

Texas A&M has reportedly found its new athletic director, which can put to rest the possibility of Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich’s candidacy for the position.

However, Radakovich may find himself in a game of speculation musical chairs. The person that the San Antonio Express-News reported Thursday will take the job is South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman. Radakovich worked at South Carolina from 1994-2000 as an associate athletic director.

Early Friday morning, in fact, the Post and Courier of Charleston listed Radakovich as a possibility to replace Hyman. (link behind pay wall)

Radakovich’s name has previously been connected, legitimately or otherwise, with openings at Miami, Tennessee and, this week, Texas A&M. Wednesday, Radakovich denied a report that he was a top candidate for the A&M position.

Hyman’s experience recommends him for the position as Texas A&M joins the SEC on Sunday. Hyman has worked in both the SEC and in Texas, having been athletic director at TCU from 1997 to 2005. The deal could be completed as early as Friday.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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fudge

June 29th, 2012
1:17 am

Poopdawg

June 29th, 2012
5:40 am

Coach Spurrier and Stephen Garcia are throwing a party today celebrating this news.

Jacket Man

June 29th, 2012
7:00 am

Actually, Dan Radakovich already has a history with South Carolina, where he was their Associate Athletic Director for 6 years. In actuality, the possibility of this job opening up is a much bigger concern to me.

Kit Baty

June 29th, 2012
7:07 am

In 1996 Radakovic told me that the Web was a fad, and USC didn’t need a website for athletics.

Alabama Jack

June 29th, 2012
7:13 am

I’ve lived in Atlanta and lived in Columbia. Stay in the big A, DRad.

5150 UOAD

June 29th, 2012
7:15 am

So Carolina is still not a better job than TECH.

All Saints

June 29th, 2012
7:45 am

In tribute to our beloved martyred Saint Jan Kemp, let’s all bow our heads for a few moments of silent prayer. Thirty years ago, this courageous young lady risked everything to expose the corruption and academic fraud instigated by Vince Dooley, sleazy practices that continue to this day under Mark Richt.

And now, let us all pray for Saint Jan…
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Thank you, you can now resume your normal activities.

Go Drad Go

June 29th, 2012
7:51 am

DRad’s mishandling of the football situation continues to haunt us. No one will take him off our hands. #radioactive

Go Jackets

June 29th, 2012
8:02 am

Wow…..Texas A/M snatches a fellow SEC’s AD….lets hope DRad stays.

5150 UOAD

June 29th, 2012
8:06 am

790theZone is about to drop a BOMB coming from UGa about the football team………………

Go Jackets

June 29th, 2012
8:07 am

Isiah Crowell……ARRESTED……who wda thunk!

5150 UOAD

June 29th, 2012
8:07 am

I Crowell arrested for a Gun & False ID.

Go Jackets

June 29th, 2012
8:09 am

@5150….looks like a altered gun……FELONY 2….OUCHIE

5150 UOAD

June 29th, 2012
8:21 am

Ealey, King & Crowell………..Richt can really pick NFL quality Running Backs.

Jacket Man

June 29th, 2012
8:51 am

Well as guys who are used to carrying the football most of their lives, you would expect this particular position to be heavy with run-ins with the law. ;-)

Crazy Robert

June 29th, 2012
9:11 am

You can relax Danny, it appears your benefactor isn’t going anywhere

Technically Correct

June 29th, 2012
10:19 am

Don’t you find it a bit ironic that so many SEC schools allegedly want the services of the Tech AD?

[...] Read the article [...]

klw1950

June 29th, 2012
11:37 am

S.C. is a far better job than Tech.Tech just approved an athletic budget of 59 million,S.C. approved a 80,1 million dollar budget

GIVE ME A BREAK

June 29th, 2012
11:48 am

GT receiving good news today. UGA, well they’re UGA. ” GO JACKETS “

www

June 29th, 2012
12:11 pm

weird. a uga running back causing trouble? that never happens.

Holy Guacamole

June 29th, 2012
12:29 pm

Drad isn’t that great of an AD. Let him go. Tech probably wouldn’t have gotten probation if he wasn’t so arrogant toward the NCAA charges. Also, I really don’t see a large improvement in the attendance at football games nor do I see improvement in the coaching of Tech sports teams.

BirminghamJacket

June 29th, 2012
12:37 pm

Hope he goes and takes his football coach with him.

Latest additions to the 2012 recruiting class were typical. 2stars w other offers from lower tier programs.

Nice work Johnson.

www

June 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

the uga fan base must be feeling pretty testy today, what with their best running back being charged with a couple of felonies and all.

that explains why they’re all over the GT blogs, posing as terrible GT fans today.

nice try losers. no one is buying that bs. go sell it in athens. but bring some handguns to protect yourself from the football team while you’re there!

Jacket Man

June 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

DRad is a terrific AD, and for those who aren’t aware, he’s accomplished a ton with some serious monetary restraints. He’d be a tremendous loss for the program, and, in my opinion, would cause Paul Johnson to start to listen to other options because they have such a terrific relationship.

BTW

June 29th, 2012
2:33 pm

Bobby Cremins left GT for South Carolina looked around and decided it was a hell hole and came back, DRAD I hope you are reading this

Wreckmaniac

June 29th, 2012
3:27 pm

All Saints: What changed at UGA because of Kemp ? Looks like the same ole, same ole to me. Her name may be remembered for making a valiant attempt but, alas, no cigar.

tybdawg

June 29th, 2012
3:28 pm

why would an SEC team want an GT athletic anything. Half of you in this blog didn’t even read the whole article and started bashing Bulldogs..hehe..guess we know who rules this state..Go Dawgs..btw, we could still lose a couple more RB’s and beat Tech

Isaiah Crowell for Heisman

June 29th, 2012
4:23 pm

Is there any rule that says a convicted felon can’t win the Heisman? And before you dog trolls respond, I know he has not been convicted yet. But I’ll bet he becomes a convicted felon long before he becomes a Heisman winner.

Karma

June 29th, 2012
5:00 pm

Says it all! Sort of puts the BUI in perspective…

dagnabit

June 29th, 2012
5:01 pm

tybdwag: uga will lose a couple more RB’S this year. There’s several more felonies on the books that haven’t been used yet.

Ol Yeller Jakit

June 29th, 2012
6:09 pm

Old saint jan is probably kicking around a few charcoals and wishing she hadn’t sold her soul trying to screw up college athletics. She never was in favor of athletics. Good riddance. Glad she was not at Tech.

Ol Yeller Jakit

June 29th, 2012
6:10 pm

wreckmanic Old Bill Clinton has an extra cigar for her

Demosthenes

June 29th, 2012
6:11 pm

USC has more money, better facilities and is in a better conference. I don’t see the appeal of Drad to USC, but if he is asked by them, he’ll go. I actually think this would be good for Tech. Mediocrity rules the day in Tech athletics, and that goes back on him.

DRad Fan

June 29th, 2012
9:23 pm

I think DRad leaving would be a big loss. The monetary problems at GT are big and very hard to solve. You are not going to get a top AD; at least a proven one to take his place. With the monetary problems and the academic standards, we are doing fairly well. We are never going to be in the class with the Alabamas of this world. Get over it.

Rick James

June 29th, 2012
10:11 pm

@Isaiah Crowell for Heisman

Is there any rule that says a convicted felon can’t win the Heisman? And before you dog trolls respond, I know he has not been convicted yet. But I’ll bet he becomes a convicted felon long before he becomes a Heisman winner
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He just might become a Heisman winner before Tech beats Georgia again.

Long Beach Jacket

June 29th, 2012
10:43 pm

Dan Radakovich has been and OUTSTANDING AD at Georgia Tech. If he were to leave, it would be a definite loss. Going to a place with a bigger budget and a…supposedly…”better” conference is not necessarily a “better” job. GA Tech has a fine overall athletic program that has only improved with DRad at the helm. South Carolina is a fine institution, but in the anals of college athletics GA Tech has a much longer, deeper and more storied heritage. SC might pay more, but I’d say representing GA Tech carries greater prestige. And to succeed in athletics at Tech and also within the larger goals of the Institute and Total Person Concept (started by Homer Rice in the 80s) is to be about what the mission of college athletics “should” be about. As a fan and supporter of the program for over 40 years I am in full support of DRad. I hope he stays at Tech many more years to come…

4 Jacks

June 30th, 2012
1:35 am

DRAD has been an excellent AD at GT and we hope he is there many many more years as he acts and feels like a TECH man. Good luck to him and may God bless him whatever he does. GT loves you Dan…thanks for all yout great work.

greta

June 30th, 2012
8:05 am

Georgia is number one! – in bankruptcies.

Near last in education, physical health, and mental health, – in the SOUTH!

We can clearly tell UGA runs this State. Don’t remind us.

Uga is SUPPOSED to be the sports powerhouse of the state, or nation rather, and yet GT has won a National Championship since UGA.

Consistent failure and mediocrity. Enjoy the Thugs, rednex.

And remember you can not spell thUG without UG!

Gone Dowgs!

P S Research GT vs UGA salaries. Notice how the gap grows with the years. GT over UGA. Now who’s winning?

GT

June 30th, 2012
9:16 am

Watch this turn into something for Texas A&M. Every place this guy has gone has run a clean and winning program. USC had the same success UGA had with a lot less resources. This guy gets to Texas A&M with their money and he will be someone to deal with. Notice they have him in the western divison naturally. The entire strength of that conference is played in one division. If the conference doesn’t get some balance I bet these ADs will start some action to even things up. Once again Texas A&M has money which will help them make a case.

Has anyone, but me, noticed...

June 30th, 2012
11:34 am

…that any time UGA football athletes get busted, response comments are made by the UGA administrators and other officials, yet when asked about Mark Richt’s response to the news Richt is ALWAYS on vacation!

Hmmm, there may be a parallel here…

campus robber

June 30th, 2012
3:15 pm

31-17 w
42-34 w
30-24 w
45-42 (s%*t happens)
31-17 w
15-12 w
14-7 w
19-13 w
34-17 w
51-7 w (ouch)
31-17 w

GT is a JOKE, just in case you forgot :) hahahahahahaha

Karma

June 30th, 2012
11:49 pm

“campus robber”

That’s the best you’ve got. Do you read the newspaper?

BLEMISHED is DRAD's record

July 1st, 2012
11:40 am

Systemic cheating and problems at GT are on his record. He has not won the fabled ACC football title and he hired a football coach who has won nothing of importance and football at SC in KING.

DRAD is stuck and he knows it …………just like Paul Johnson is stuck.

@All Saints

July 1st, 2012
5:57 pm

And which Institue was on probation fro academic fraud most recently and is on probation now?

GooblerNation

July 2nd, 2012
8:42 am

There aqre GT grads throwing bags at Hartsfield. So true!!!!!