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Todd Turner’s controversial comment

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Dec. 6, 2007 at 1:03 pm with No Comments »
December 6, 2007 1:03 pm

One particular comment that UW athletic director Todd Turner said yesterday has become especially controversial. And since it has often been paraphrased so poorly, I thought I’d go back to the tape and reprint exactly what was said:


“I’m not surprised, frankly, that there are a lot of people interested in the topic (of Willingham’s job status). In some ways, it’s disappointing and a commentary in some ways of what we do in higher education and what we do in athletics today that we would be so concerned about one measure of excellence and success (presumably, the win-loss record) when the quality of the experience for your students should be primary, and we think our students are getting an exceptional experience here and that will improve even as the record inproves, which will happen.”

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