Cut through the BS and political pretzel-logic rationalizing on both sides, those pro-Julie and those con, one question remains: Why, exactly, was Miss Hermann chosen to be Rutgers University athletic director anyway?
With a firestorm of controversy ablaze on the banks of the Raritan River in Central Jersey and beyond, courtesy of yet another administrative misstep as those representing the Scarlet Knights seem prone to make, the aformentioned, more than ever, begs to be asked.
Why? Why her? What was it that made her stand out above the rest? How did she go from non-candidate after the search firm hired by the school deemed her unworthy of being one of its 47 suggested candidates to the one who rose to contender, semifinalist and then, ultimately, the individual named to lead RU on its monumental transition into the Big Ten conference?
Did she interview great?
Did she come across more intelligent, showing greater knowledge of RU and the hurdles it faces?
Did she dress sharper?