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Official statement from FSU:
Effective today, Florida State University Athletics Director Randy Spetman will take on a new role as senior advisor to the Athletics Department.
During his five-year tenure, Randy established an enviable record for Florida State Athletics and has done so with the highest level of integrity and commitment.
I am pleased, therefore, that through mutual agreement, Randy will continue to advance the Athletics Department’s Strategic Plan by working with a full range of stakeholders to gather additional information that will help shape the future of Florida State athletics.
He has agreed to take on this position through the length of his current contract, which ends in February (2014).
Randy is a person of incredible character and impressive dedication to athletics. He is truly appreciated by our student athletes, because they know he genuinely cares about their success.
The overall performance of our athletic activities under his leadership, as reflected by our stellar standing in the Director’s Cup, has been the highest during the past three years in the history of the institution despite an athletics budget that is considerably smaller than athletics programs of peer universities.
What’s more, Randy oversaw those accomplishments while always ensuring compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.
I have appointed Senior Associate Athletic Director Vanessa Fuchs as the Interim Athletics Director, and the university will soon begin a search for a new director.
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You have to appreciate the success this department had under his guidance. But sometimes change and outside ideas are a good thing. Complacency breeds failure.
This was in the works for awhile.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by fsukum 10 months ago
Get someone competent in here this time, and don't screw it up.
This is big....
wow. i knew he would be gone after his contract was up but crazy that it happened this fast.
Out of the Blue! Any rumored replacements yet?
Vince Williams @JohnnyBrovo11 34s
The man that fired the greatest college coach in history just got fired. Life is crazy. #Ironic
Bone for AD.
I personally don't understand why everybody hates on him so much? I mean we didn't win baseball before or during his tenure. We won the ACC bball title under him. Last I checked he didn't have a thing to do with any problems on the field in football but gave Jimbo EVERYTHING he wanted including the IPF (don't know for sure how much the AD had to do with that). Our Director's Cup ranking has never been higher.
Really, what's everybody's beef with him?
Finances have never been better either. I think a lot of people have an issue with how he threw out two athletes to answer to the media instead of doing so himself. That and the fact that he was hired by our previous president.
Contract ran through February 2014.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
Work is going to be interesting tomorrow...
Vanessa Fuchs is his replacement. She is only like 35 and has about 10+ years experience with NCAA and ACC. She also played basketball here too. Will be interesting to see if she will be an actual candidate or not though.
Sounds like we'll be doing a national search.
WOW!! All I can say. Can't wait to see the candidates and the new hire and thank Colonel Spetman for all you have done, but it is time to move forward to a new face and a fresher mind!
Does the timing have anything to do with the incident at the SSU game?
Can we please hire the guy who was fired from Rutgers?
Anyone who can keep shit buried long enough to get RUTGERS into the Big10... is a god among us mere mortals. In all seriousness, the guy was fantastic at his job and showed loyalty to his company, by burying an issue that would almost have certainly sank their big10 courting, had he played his hand differently. He took a bullet for the President of the University on this matter.... when it's common knowledge, he sought the blessing from key members of the board of trustees....WHILE keeping the president in plausible deniability territory.
This post was edited by FsuFanForever 10 months ago
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