Will Charles Johnson be a candidate for the CU A.D. gig?
Who will be the next athletic director at the University of Colorado? Nobody knows. It’s only been a day since we found out that Mike Bohn “resigned” so nobody is in any kind of a rush to make a selection. Still, the school has plenty of business to move forward with. A new A.D. will be in place pretty quickly.
One name that has crossed my mind as a possible candidate is Charles Johnson, also known as “CJ”, currently a radio host at 102.3 ESPN.
Johnson was the QB who ran in the TD on CU’s notorious “fifth down” play back in 1990. He’s a major supporter of CU athletics and a member of the “Buffs4life” crew that blasted Mike Bohn for his firing of John Embree. He has considered entering the world of politics in the past, so an executive position certainly suits his desires. Johnson was, in fact, the Assistant A.D. at CU for six years.
Broncos Director of Scouting Matt Russell was rumored to be a candidate for CU’s open A.D. position. He even told Channel 4 that he wanted the job but quickly backpedaled and told NFL Network that he will be staying with the Broncos. Could Charles Johnson be the next name to emerge? Stay tuned…
Dear University of Colorado,
Please hire Mark Mangino. We here at the South Stands rely on local sports teams to provide us with comedy fodder for our tasteless jokes and snarky blog posts. We feel that Mark Mangino would supply us with more than enough material.
We rarely write about or comment on CU athletics. It's kind of a shame. Hire this guy and all that will change. Rumor has it that the Board of Regents will not support his hiring. Please, beg them to reconsider.
*Written July, 2012*
Sports Media multi-tasker and occasional muck-raker, Joel Klatt, from Root Sports Rocky Mountain and 104.3 the Fan talks about doing dual-duty, his journey through the worlds of sports and broadcasting, the state of the Colorado Rockies, the reason he's a Red Sox fan and what it's like to be on the road as a Dad.
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