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NFL CEO vs. Div. I AD

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Kevin Morales, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Kevin Morales

    Kevin Morales Member

    In light of Mark Murphy leaving Northwestern to become the new Packers president and CEO, I'm wondering what are the differences in responsibilities between an NFL president/CEO and a Division I athletic director?
  2. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    No Title IX in NFL, for one.
  3. Kevin Morales

    Kevin Morales Member

    Seriously, can anyone shed some light on this for me? Are they pretty similar positions?
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It's probably more visble and obviously a bigger stage but Packers CEO seems like an easier job in a lot of respects -- one team, one schedule, one marketing plan, less personnel, etc.
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    No Salary cap in D-I
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    That's especially helpful if you're at an SEC school :D
  7. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Also, just one sport to concentrate on. Plus, you don't have to rely on donations from wealthy alumni or money raised by boosters to help finance your program.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    In GB the team isn't quite as horseshit as the team in Evanston.

    Plus he doesn't have a horseshit men's hoops team to deal with, too.
  9. Kevin Morales

    Kevin Morales Member

    True. So as far as the actual responsibilities -- hiring and firing decisions, making budgets, working with the media dept., marking dept., etc., is it actually pretty similar?

    The only reason I ask is because Murphy never worked in a front office before, so I was a bit surprised he was chosen. Just wondering if others have made the transition smoothly from an athletic director position?
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