The day has come. The time is here. Your reactions have been heard far and wide.
The announcement of Martin Jarmond as the next UCLA Athletic Director came with great response from Bruins Nation across the country. Not only was this big news for the community within UCLA and the alumni surrounding the university, this was huge news for Boston College, the ACC, the Pac-12 and for all intents and purposes, the entire collegiate sports world.
So, it should be unsurprising that Jarmond’s hiring was hit with quick reactions and long-form responses from an incredible array of outlets. Some good, some great (depending on where you look) but all have one major thing in common, there’s not anything negative about Jarmond listed.
The ‘not great’ are simply upset that he’ll be leaving Chestnut Hill and still end upon a positive note of success reached for Jarmond. Happy that he’s progressing and furthering his career.
And if my experience in the industry is anything, you can tell that this is a great hire for UCLA. And then, if you consider the weathering of the storm that has been endured over the past two decades, it gets even better.
Welcome to Westwood, Martin. I’d say you have big shoes to fill but rather, you have quite a reputation to live up to and nowhere to go but up.
So, now, about those reactionary pieces. Here we are:
Sam Connon outlines all of Jarmond’s previous successes | The Daily Bruin
BC tried to keep Jarmond | Boston Globe
UCLA covered Jarmond’s buyout at BC | 247Sports
Why Jarmond would be on Ohio State’s list when Gene Smith retires | Eleven Warriors