Wouldn't be a bad hire...
Played and coached at Michigan, so he knows what tradition is all about.
Spent time in the AD at Vanderbilt, so he has Tennessee (state) ties and has experience in getting the student back into student-athlete.
In his time at Miami - OH, they have made huge strides in the athletics budgeting department and facilities upgrade department.
Also, my colleauge here at work is a Miami alum and says Dr. Bates is a very down-to-earth approachable guy...fwiw
"Honey, just 'cause I talk slow don't mean I'm stupid!"