Who is Dr. Loh in the article, “Loh says prospects for coach are good,” 10-13-15.
Is this the same Dr. Loh who was a party in the complaint I filed against the Maryland Board of Regents for violating the state open meetings law when it voted in closed session on the University of Maryland’s move to the Big Ten athletic conference.
Is this Dr. Wallace Loh the same president of the University of Maryland who, despite the fact he is supposed to be a former law professor, was informed by the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board that it not only found the University System of Maryland Board of Regents had violated the state’s open meetings act, but also rejected their idea that the transgressions were “at worst technical.”
Is this the same Dr. Loh who, along with his athletic director, were responsible for the firing of the previous head coach, Ralph Friedgen the hiring of coach Randy Edsall and now also the firing of Edsall, and at this point wants to hire another coach who will be receiving more millions of dollars than the 2 predecessors?
Is this same Dr. Loh who, along with the athletic director, Kevin Anderson, are seeking a high profile, big name candidate, who more than likely will fall into the category of coaches who do not attach importance to honoring their contracts when better opportunities come their way?
Is this the same Dr. Loh who has authorized millions of dollars to be spent on the construction of a new indoor practice facility?
Is this the same Dr. Loh who panders to Maryland’s Under Armour, the company whose success comes from making basketball and football uniforms and jock straps?
If Dr. Loh is one and the same, then what a statement he is making.
Dr. Loh is helping to continue the transformation of the University of Maryland from an educational institution educating students into a football and basketball factory. The work of dedicated college professors and the desire of students who really want a college education but are unable to afford it drop to the bottom of the barrel.
And then another question should be asked. Is Sports Illustrated senior writer, Peter Thamel, correct in his views as stated in the article, “Terps likely to encounter stiff competition in coach search“ (10-21-15)?
Even if the University does obtain a so-called good football coach, after one or two good seasons, the coach, more than likely, will not hesitate to disregard his contract should an opportunity for a “better” coaching position come along – “better” in terms of (salary and career standing)
All of these questions lead to one more question….
Are the values of the University of Maryland distorted?