3/12/2010: The Daily Emerald editors on Bellotti’s decision to fire Kent, and keep Kelly:
Kent is clearly not a loser but one of the most successful men’s basketball coaches to grace McArthur Court, and yet his greatest achievement is found off the court. The basketball team, according to the NCAA, has a non-federal graduation rate above the national average (73 percent compared to 64 percent) and the second-highest rate in the Pac-10.
Compare that to the football team, which has a non-federal graduation rate well below the national average (49 percent compared to 67 percent) and the second-lowest rate in the Pac-10 conference but came in first in wins in the Pac-10.
Meanwhile, the Oregonian is reporting that Bellotti has decided that running the athletic department is not for him, and he is looking around for sportscaster jobs.