Hartman: A Q&A with U of M President Kaler

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 19, 2013 - 11:48 AM

The University of Minnesota president comments on coaches, salaries and fundraising.

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paddy691944Apr. 19, 13 8:08 AM

It's more "leadership" than "pocketbook". Sid, all you think about are the out-of-control salaries and budgets within a school. How does Boise State compete... how do the small schools in the Dakotas beat up a big school like MN. How does Dayton retain a basketball coach for less dollars and remain competitive year after year. It starts at the top with the President that creates a culture that demands results. Your old fried Tubby was here for SIX years. The trend line on his six years was horrible. The past president & athletic director allowed this. Hopefully, the new guys at the U ...won't.

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nomorebrewApr. 19, 13 8:32 AM

How could Kaler not know that they need $450k for lights at the new baseball field? Doesn't any update him on the goings on in Athletics? Same old dysfunction at the U.

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drewcorbApr. 19, 1312:41 PM

"Well, unfortunately, it is a free market." That's a hilarious quote to take out of context. If Kaler ever runs for political office, this quote will be used to show that he is a socialist.

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kinnickApr. 19, 13 3:44 PM

paddy691944 I'm in your 'wagon'! For years Sid has come up with the same old,same old lame excuses. I really wouldn't want to see it,but Minnesota should give real thought to joining the Miss.Valley Conf.The average age of their fan base {football} is desceased!

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jeddelohApr. 19, 1311:06 PM

Well, unfortunately, it is a free market. DREWCORB you stole my thunder and I think he really meant it that way!

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