Rutgers AD Julie Hermann Suffers Latest Case of Scarlet Knight Memory Loss

Jeff KalafaAnalyst IIIMay 26, 2013

PISCATAWAY, NJ - MAY 15: Julie Hermann talks to the media after being introduced as Rutgers University athletic director as Rutgers University President Robert L. Barchi listens on May 15, 2013 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Hermann, 49, most recently served as University of Louisville's senior associate athletic director. She replaces Tim Pernetti who resigned on April 5 in the wake of footage came to light of then-head basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players during multiple practices.  (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Rutgers' newly hired athletic director Julie Hermann has suffered the latest case of Scarlet Knight memory loss. She forgot about the scathing letter every player on her University of Tennessee women's volleyball team signed accusing her of emotional and physical abuse—tactics that sound very similar to former Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice's.

Hermann also forgot about attending and catching the bouquet at Ginger Hineline's wedding.  Ginger Hineline is the woman who won a judgment of $150,000 against Tennessee for Hermann's pressuring her not to get pregnant while she was an assistant coach for the women's volleyball team.

Over the last year, Rutgers president Robert Barchi forgot to oversee the firing of Rice, forgot to do a thorough background check on the newly hired men's basketball coach Eddie Jordan and forgot to check the credentials of Julie Hermann.

All three of these folks need to hand in their resignations immediately.


Jordan Is Toying with the Careers of Young Players

Eddie Jordan's credentials in basketball are impressive.  The former Rutgers star led his team to a Final Four, won an NBA championship as a member of the Lakers and has been head coach of three NBA teams.  Unfortunately he doesn't have a college degree.

Jordan apparently forgot to notify Rutgers that he wasn't the holder of a college degree when he went through the interviewing process back in April.

Has he made any statement about his intent to finish his degree?

He's toying with his players' futures because he's already signed four recruits and has given them and those players who've remained at Rutgers the impression he'll be their coach.

Jordan needs to step down not because he didn't obtain a degree, there's no NCAA regulation requiring a coach to have a degree, but for not disclosing the fact that he didn't obtain one.


Hermann Will Be Gone by the End of the Week

There's no way Julie Hermann keeps her job because of the embarrassment she has brought upon the university.

As with Jordan, it's not as much about what she did or didn't do but rather about the case of Scarlet Knight memory loss she developed.


President Barchi Needs to Leave Now

Robert Barchi hasn't shown the leadership a president needs to show.  He's been a huge reason why this university has become the laughing stock of the nation's educational system.