Jeremy Maclin might be one of, if not the most, recognizable Missouri Tigers in football. And he had some strong thoughts on the departure of Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades.
Maclin played at Missouri from 2006-08. Rhoades left to take the same job at Baylor University, after just 15 months on the job. Prior to coming to Missouri, Rhoades was the athletic director at Houston.
And Maclin was glad to see Rhoades depart.
I normally don't speak on stuff like this but glad Mack left…we are a different breed in Como. It's family first he lacked that mentality
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) July 13, 2016
Maclin was a 2-time All-American at Missouri and set school records in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns in a season. He was selected in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The announcement of Rhoades’ departure, came moments before first year head coach Barry Odom was set to address the media at SEC Media Days. In the 15 months since Rhoades took the job, the football team went on protest, longtime head coach Gary Pinkel resigned, the men’s basketball team faced a postseason ban, the baseball coach resigned and the softball team became involved in a controversy.
Baylor’s athletic director Ian McCaw resigned from his post after the school’s handling of several sexual assault cases.
— Baylor Athletics (@BaylorAthletics) July 13, 2016
Missouri has named Wren Baker as the school’s interim athletic director.