he has shaped the face of ND well into the future, getting us in the ACC and keeping football independent and getting us the money etc. he helped pull off the Crossroads project. He hits big time on the big issues. He is a leader among other ADs and has the respect in the sports industry e.g his deal with Under Armour, our NBC contract, our ACC contract for basketball, etc. These things far outweigh whether he makes all the correct coaching hires or fires in the minor sports (minor sports defined as those that cost the university much more than they bring in).