Softball has finished 9th, 10th, and 9th (out of 10 teams) in the Big 12 under 3 years with Pollard's coach. It's not really worse, we've never finished higher than 8th in the history of the Big 12, but it's not better.
Soccer has finished 10th and 8th (out of 11 teams) in the Big 12 under 2 years with Pollard's coach (this spring will be #3). The previous 4 years the team finished 3rd, 8th, 9th, and 7th.
Women's golf has finished 9th, 12th, and 8th in the Big 12 under Pollard's reign. The previous 4 years the team finished 12th, 11th, 9th, and 5th.
And of course the two revenue sports, football and men's basketball, have hit all-time lows after Pollard's coaching changes.
Pollard can sell hope, I'll give him that. Unfortunately he can't deliver.
Where to start.....Hornbacher stepped down. Softball had its best season since 95. KJ was hired away, etc., etc., etc....
Quotes from today's Des Moines Register article:
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
"Twenty-eight administrators, including Geoffroy, and four top athletics officials will take five days of unpaid leave to chop $180,000. Geoffroy invited other employees to take voluntary furloughs to lighten the across-the-board trims."
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
"These spending adjustments would eliminate the need for an enormously complicated furlough process, U of I President Sally Mason said in a memo to the Board of Regents released Friday."
Pretty much sums up the difference in culture between the two institutions.
This is a class move all the way.