After the press conference, Mike Bohn said it is too soon to make any decision on football. He said he will not be going to the Arizona State game because he has to go back to Cincinnati to say his goodbyes.
Carol Folt said she is not placing limitations on Mike Bohn on who to hire.
On Clay Helton: “Just like any program . . . we expect him to finish strong. It’s important to win. I’m not trying to add more pressure to him or student athletes (but) good programs finish strong.”
Mike Bohn: “We all understand the importance of football.
“It’d be premature to talk about coaches. I’ve just arrived.”
So he didn’t exactly address hiring or firing a coach. As expected.
On Clay Helton: “I’m anxious to meet him.”
On his new job: “Trying to be everything to everybody is formula for failure.”
On being an outside: “I believe I bring in a new perspective.”
“From Day 1, I want to pull everyone together.”
Mike Bohn is very energetic! Full of passion on the podium.
“I am a passionate leader.”
Mike Bohn: “I am immensely passionate and energetic. My intent is to listen, to learn and to lead, in that order.”
Lynn Swann never said!
Naturally, Mike Bohn has a cardinal and gold tie.
Mike Bohn: “I want to be a part of a team that recognizes we want to win.”
Carol Folt says Mike Bohn is “known for his integrity.”
“He is very energetic. He is very focused . . . true to our university’s mission.”
Folt said she wants “winning competitive teams in all of our sports. Doing it with integrity on and off the field. (The) wellness and success of student athletes is at heart of everything that we do.”
We will be blogging the Carol Folt–Mike Bohn press conference here.