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Thomas bolts to Cincy

By mrasor Published: October 19, 2005

Akron's athletic director, Mike Thomas, seems to be going to Cincinnati. I'm sorry to see him go. He accomplished so much during his time. He hired men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot and football coach J.D. Brookhart. He oversaw the athletic facilities construction.


But why would he leave for Cincinnati? Its basketball program was strong because of Bob Huggins, who is gone. The football program is garbage.


Conversely, Akron's football program had an amazing recruiting class. Its basketball team is the deepest in the conference. Its men's soccer team is No. 1 in the nation.


Oh well. It's a bigger name school. I wish Mike the best. Everytime I've spoken with him, he has been a very pleasant and professional person.

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