Yesterday Syracuse announced the hire of Mark Coyle as the new AD of the program. Coyle spent many years with the Cats before leaving his Assistant AD position in 2011 to become an AD at Boise State.
The position at Syracuse came open after Daryl Gross resigned two weeks after NCAA sanctions were placed on the school for various violations. The NCAA brought down the hammer on the school with an almost 100-page report detailing academic fraud, leading to the reduction of scholarships and vacating over 108 wins.
Coyle is an excellent hire as he dove into his position with Boise State after NCAA sanctioned the school for rules violations in five sports, including football. Boise’s probation period ended last September, three years after the hire. He has the experience the school needs to get back on track.
The question this hire brings up is if Kentucky and Syracuse will reignite the 1990’s history and start scheduling each other. Coyle pushed for a Boise-Kentucky series during his tenure at the school, but the idea never came to fruition.
I would much rather see the Cats play ‘Cuse.