Mike Bohn has been on a mini-media blitz recently, to his credit, and even spoke to a USC class last week.
But he apparently did not have time to speak to media in Cincinnati, after the Bearcats dropped men’s soccer this week.
“Records show that during Bohn’s tenure at UC, the athletic deficit totaled more than $160 million — a 79 percent increase over the previous six years,” the News Record reported.
Another excerpt: “Bohn served as UC athletic director for six years before leaving in November 2019 after the University of Southern California hired him as its athletic director. He initially agreed to be interviewed for this story, but later Brandon Sosna, USC Athletics Chief of Staff, said Bohn was no longer available.”
No longer available? What’s he doing besides Zoom meetings? He spent a night devoted to a USC class but doesn’t have 10 minutes for a Cincinnati paper trying to figure out why “UC” just dropped a sport? Better to deal with “friendly” USC media. The new Cincinnati AD must have loved the financial quagmire he inherited.
These are things that I’m not supposed to ask, I know. But on the bright side, Bohn had a donor here that offered to commit $49 million to hiring Urban Meyer, if only Folt had approved it. One of the perks of being at a private university.