Hobbs' credentials are impeccable.Suck on that teat, Bullock. It's been like six years since people started calling out/"slandering" this guy for being a glorified used car salesman at Seton Hall and he's still got an "impeccable" reputation in the media.
Kids, you've been served. Make sure you tip 20% like grown ups who wear pocket squares.
In any event, Hobbs is about to softly land his parachute in what might be called a top sports law JD Advantage job:
Rutgers officials were unavailable for comment, but two sources familiar with the decision said all signs pointed to Barchi tapping Hobbs to run the Rutgers athletics department.Yes, Dean Hobbs is going to glide right out of legal education and right into running a Big Ten athletic department. When you think about it, Big Ten Network money is sorta like the GradPlus program, no?
Skeptics might ask themselves what, exactly, Hobbs has done to warrant this job. They might point out that his prior stint as an AD was on an interim basis for a school without a D-1 football program where his one revenue hire has gone 30-60 in conference basketball play. They might observe that Rutgers has a significantly larger alumni base and Hobbs doesn't seem to have any experience with big-program athletic fundraising, which is a different animal that pumping older lawyers for a share of the lucre. They might also cynically remark that the federal government does not back loans for purchasing Rutgers football tickets.
BUT TO THEM, I would say: Behold! This be the mighty power of the juris doctor! When Rutgers looks at Hobbs, it doesn't see a slick bullshitting academic who could sell a traffic court clerkship as a six-figure jackpot to salivating law students. It sees a man with finely tuned leadership abilities and the breadth of knowledge granted only by a legal education - including an intimate knowledge of how college athletics interacts with law and such. It doesn't just see a man who's an expert at pulling money out of fools into a ridiculous and unnecessary program; it seems a man who does so while wielding the mighty modern day Tyrfing of Justice with every step in his finely polished shoes.
So to those who argue that sports law is a non-field, I present Dean Hobbs, our latest exhibit that with a bit of hard work, dedication, gravitas, and the right dominoes falling, any law graduate can find himself or herself in a position to hoodwink one's way into running a power five athletic department.