That’s the rumor overheard Saturday night down at the opening of the Faculty Club’s new Lariviere Smoking Lounge:
“Seriously, it’s a brilliant move, gives me a little hope for this place. Mullens looks out for his people – he got his coaches 21% raises and bonuses, they didn’t even need a union, and he’s building them new offices too. He’s a creative fundraiser, and Phil Knight trusts him. Bean, on the other hand, well he’s had his shot at the job, and spent most of his time looking out for #1. This year he’s up for a performance review, and he knows what happened to Tomlin. Geller is meeting with Gottfredson Monday, says he’s got a plan to ease Bean out quickly. Something about a Provost Emeritus appointment …”
That’s all I know, they started whispering when the waiter came by to refill my scotch.