SMU AD Sees No Point in Being Coy About Notre Dame

Charles Rich

by Charles Rich

You are the Athletic Director at a school in Conference USA where the first thing that is associated with your football program is, "Oh, yeah, the only program to ever get the death penalty in football." The men's basketball team last made the NCAA Tournament in 1993. There's an opening for a job that pays more, greater prestige and doesn't struggle to be the 6th most relevant program in the state.

Of course you would listen if Notre Dame wanted to talk to you about taking their vacant AD position.

SMU athletic director Steve Orsini said Monday he would be willing to listen to Notre Dame officials about their vacant AD position if he is contacted about the job.

Odds are, he'd probably lick broken glass while crawling amidst scorpions to make the interview if needed. Not that he's actually been contacted yet.

It is also worth mentioning that Orsini graduated from Notre Dame, and was co-captain of the football team that won the national championship in 1977. Plus his wife is from South Bend, Indiana. Kind of increases the "duh" factor on a story that discloses Orsini has interest in the job.

SMU AD Sees No Point in Being Coy About Notre Dame originally appeared on Fanhouse NCAA Basketball Blog on Wed, 11 Jun 2008 00:51:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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