University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague tells the Star Tribune about how he offered to hold individual meetings with more than 50 fans so they could air their complaints:
“There was a guy who said, ‘You said should not take this personally [because] part of this is 40 years of frustration coming to the surface.’ ”
It’s been a year since the U hired Teague, and the Strib sums it up like this:
… He is presiding over a department in transition, and experiencing the problems inherent in such makeovers. Teague has made sweeping changes in top-level personnel, one major coaching hire, suffered through one public relations crisis and has several times delayed unveiling a long-term facilities plan.