The Bearcats’ offseason has been mighty active. Like more active than seemingly possible. Like I’ve been completely blown away by the news coming out of UC in recent weeks and it’s happened again.
I’ll have an update on #Hokies AD search in tomorrow’s paper. But I am told Cincinnati AD Whit Babcock did indeed apply for the job
— Mark Berman (@BermanRoanoke) January 23, 2014
The key word there is “apply”.
Had Whit Babcock simply been a candidate for the Virginia Tech opening for athletic director, I wouldn’t have been surprised. At this point in his career and considering the waves he has made here, other schools inquiring about the UC AD’s status makes sense. Heck, I’d let Babcock give me a haircut with no known prior experience of cutting hair* because I’m that confident he’d do a bang up job.
*This is an awful idea.
But the fact that Babcock has apparently reached out to Virginia Tech and applied for the open job has me worried. It shows he has a real interest in going to Blacksburg. Is that interest mutual? Who knows but I’d bet cash money that Babcock is at or near the top of Virginia Tech’s wish list.
There will be much more on this in the coming days I’m sure.
1.24.2012 UPDATE: Per the Enquirer this morning, Whit Babcock has not applied for the job as of now.
1.24.2012 EVENING UPDATE: He gone.