I wonder if the Athletic Directors' Convention (I assume there is one) includes a breakout session on how to act like a moron. From the above link, you can see that the Iowa Athletic Director manages to make public statements which imply strongly that he is over his head, just like Doughnut.
And the other thing they have in common is that they both have run Athletic Departments which included TIARA as head basketball coach. To Gary Barta's credit, he inherited TIARA. To Doughnut's discredit, he hired TIARA.
So as much of a doofus as Barta may appear, he is one step behind Doughnut in the race to the bottom.