Anyone with thoughts on Larry Lubin?
Lubin, a former Illini basketball player with a passion that could blow the roof off the State Farm Center, convinced me he could be that visionary next athletics director. Oh, it takes some out-of-the-box thinking because Lubin won’t turn up in a search firm’s data base. And who knows if the current administration is willing to think outside the box?
Spend a little time with Lubin, 58, and you will discover a man who could awaken the dream of Illini athletic greatness while simultaneously rousing the many, many discouraged alums who have not been engaged – financially or in other ways – because they simply are not inspired by the direction of recent leadership.