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May 12, 2008 10:37 AM

A name to watch in the AD search

Posted by Bob Condotta

The University of Washington won't officially confirm candidates in the search for a new athletic director.

But here's one name rumored to be on the list --- Dan Radakovich, the current AD at Georgia Tech.

As you can see from reading his bio, he has some big tie-ins to UW president Mark Emmert and his right-hand man, Scott Woodward, having worked at LSU from 2001-06. Emmert and Woodward were at LSU from 1999 to 2004 when they came to UW, so they would have worked with Radakovich for three years or so.

This story on the day Radakovich was hired at Georgia Tech points out that among his accomplishments at LSU was taking a lead role in a capital improvements project that included a $90 million renovation of the school's football stadium.

Anyone reading this doesn't need to be told that raising money to finance a renovation of Husky Stadium will be job one for a new AD (though the first big task could be deciding the fate of Tyrone Willingham, a decision that ultimately goes hand-in-hand with the stadium issues).

Here's his Wikipedia entry which pointed out that he was a leading candidate to get the AD's job at LSU. He didn't get that position as it instead went to Duke's Joe Alleva.

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