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    The Mark Harlan thread

    A couple of people suggested that we have a thread on Mark Harlan. Here it is. He seems like a good leader, and he's very focused on fundraising. Good. The U needs that.

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    I hope he is focused on fund raising. I think that was one area where Chris Hill was lacking. While I did not know Hill well, I did have a some direct and indirect interactions with him. I probably sent him more e-mails than I would like to admit. I cannot recall one instance in which he did not reply. While some replies were very general, others addressed some of the things I addressed. He even phoned me a couple of times to discuss what I had said.

    I have already sent Harlan a few e-mails. He has yet to provide even a cursory reply.

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    Is he possibly focused on fundraising to pay a buyout? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Is he possibly focused on fundraising to pay a buyout? Just curious.
    He wants to pay for the stadium expansion and to provide subsidies for loyal Utah message board members. Mostly for the stadium.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    He wants to pay for the stadium expansion and to provide subsidies for loyal Utah message board members. Mostly for the stadium.

    I get paid to toe the party line here. You don't?

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    He does a weekly segment with Bill Riley. Unfortunately, the depth of the questions often extends to "What's for lunch?"
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    I hope he is focused on fund raising. I think that was one area where Chris Hill was lacking. While I did not know Hill well, I did have a some direct and indirect interactions with him. I probably sent him more e-mails than I would like to admit. I cannot recall one instance in which he did not reply. While some replies were very general, others addressed some of the things I addressed. He even phoned me a couple of times to discuss what I had said.

    I have already sent Harlan a few e-mails. He has yet to provide even a cursory reply.
    Interesting, given Harlan is a million times more engaged with the fanbase on Twitter than Hill ever was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    Interesting, given Harlan is a million times more engaged with the fanbase on Twitter than Hill ever was.
    Chris was very suspicious and leery about anything internet-related. That’s just who he is. I’m glad Harlan is not.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalPat View Post
    Interesting, given Harlan is a million times more engaged with the fanbase on Twitter than Hill ever was.
    He tweets a fair amount, but I haven't seen him engage with fans other than sending out tweets congratulating teams and individuals.

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    ‘Until you live it ... it’s not real.’ Utah AD Mark Harlan looks back on his first year with the Utes.

    https://www.sltrib.com/sports/utah-u...u-live-it-its/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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