John Canzano in the Oregonian, here.
I don’t empathize with the Ducks coaching staff or UO administrators. They’re the goats here, protecting one another. Coach Dana Altman hasn’t fielded my inquiries for comment. Altman looked physically ill, trying to sell the university’s version of events during that shrouded and awkward news conference. The athletic department administration has subsequently mocked the important public records requests that were made by media and citizens, trying to ascertain what they knew and when they knew it. The UO president has mostly responded to the protesters on campus by issuing, then desperately re-issuing their so-called “timeline” of events. Michael R. Gottfredson and Co. acted like children — thinking if they just yelled and shouted their version of the story a little louder it might make it more true.