September 02, 2009
Panthers name Danny Morrison new president
The Panthers are naming Danny Morrison, a former commissioner of the Southern Conference and athletics director at Texas Christian, as their new president. He is also a former AD at Wofford. -- David Scott
Posted by Observer Sports on September 2, 2009 at 01:40 PM | Permalink
Hmmmm...went to the outside. Not a bad idea!
Maybe it's part of Jer's old Wofford connections, but it's still outside the family and the existing Panthers organization. That's the way to go. Jer's old friend Mike McCormack was a huge asset to the team, and if Morrison is half the administrator McCormack was, things will be great!
Posted by: rick b | Sep 2, 2009 1:50:02 PM
Hmmm. Not sure what to say but hmmm?!!
Posted by: panfan1 | Sep 2, 2009 1:56:18 PM
Too fast of amove for me. However, this has to be temporary.
Posted by: par404 | Sep 2, 2009 2:01:19 PM
"Au contraire", par404, IMO this wasn't fast and it's not temporary.
As I said on the other blog post, this guy didn't just show up on Jer's doorstep this morning...no, this has been in the works for a while.
This is the type of guy Jerry likes. There's a lot of the Mike McCormack in him.
It's a good move for the team, IMO. Much better than the Mark Richardson move 12 years ago.
Posted by: rick b | Sep 2, 2009 2:05:47 PM
I don't think this is a good move at all. The big difference between this guy and McCormick is that McCormick came to the Panthers with a ton of NFL experience as an administrator. This guy has nothing but college experience. How could anyone like this move? What this team needs is a proven NFL executive with a successful past. Not a former college AD.
Posted by: Hello???? | Sep 2, 2009 2:18:44 PM
I guess it's a wait and see situation.
Posted by: Homer | Sep 2, 2009 2:22:39 PM
I am a Wofford alum and was lucky enough to see Mr. Morrison in action as he was presenting Wofford's plan to build the Richardson building and bring the training camp to Spartanburg. He is the real deal. You will not find a sharper more charismatic person out there. Great move.
Posted by: T-Dog | Sep 2, 2009 2:24:18 PM
Good move, here is a class act. Everyone who works Danny Morrison will very pleased.
Posted by: Dude | Sep 2, 2009 2:24:19 PM
I don't agree, Hello????
Yes, McCormack had NFL connections and Morrison doesn't, but the situation is different. When McCormack was president, his job was primarily to get the NFL owners to approve Richardson for an NFL franchise...and to accomplish that, he needed MAD NFL connections.
For an ongoing team, NFL experience isn't crucial for a president, IMO. In fact, FOOTBALL experience isn't even that important...he's not the owner (who needs big NFL recognition and connections) and he's not the GM (who needs big football experience).
What a team president needs to be is a good administrator, who's a class act, who has massive regional (and some national) sports and business connections, and who is a longtime respected associate of the owner.
Morrison appears to have all that. I'd never heard of him before an hour ago, but his resume speaks volumes.
Posted by: rick b | Sep 2, 2009 2:34:45 PM
got a hornfrog?
come on jer daddy
Posted by: Sean May | Sep 2, 2009 2:41:04 PM
Some have called the resignation of Jon and Mark as being abrupt. I think todays move proves that the resignations were anything but abrupt. I don't know anything about Morrison but I believe Jerry Richardson to be an astute businessman and have no reason to doubt that this move was well thought out and planned. I wish all of the Richardsons and Mr. Morrison the very best. Go Panthers!
Posted by: Trublucatfan | Sep 2, 2009 3:00:52 PM
Trublucatfan: I kind of agree. As quick as he was hired, I think all of this was planned. It would be interesting to find out all of the reasons.
Posted by: Bob | Sep 2, 2009 3:51:02 PM
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