Quite the brouhaha was created earlier this week when a report surfaced that Mark Emmert was considering leaving his position as NCAA president and had recently discussed returning to LSU, where he served as chancellor from 1999-2004.
Emmert labeled the speculation of him stepping down “complete nonsense”.
In not so many words, a high-ranking LSU official has subsequently done the same.
Speaking to the New Orleans Times-Picayune Friday, LSU Board of Supervisors athletic council chairman Stanley Jacobs said not only has the university not even spoken to Emmert, he can’t see the NCAA’s president leaving his post even if the school did reach out in the future.
“He’s making, I believe, $1.8 million as head of the NCAA, probably one of the most prestigious positions in the country,” Jacobs told the Times-Picayune. “He’s not coming back to LSU.”
The paper noted that LSU is considering combining the responsibilities of the university’s system president and chancellor, although a final determination on the future structure has yet to be decided.