- Mar 22, 2013
I will say I do not think "doughy" is an apt descriptor of our former band director; as '21 winds down I find I can speak with new expertise on that subjectI didn't comment on the performance of the band, although the playing is not materially different so far as I can tell. And I don't know or particularly want to bash Ryan as a human being. I'll just say that (a) the band is item 1,734 on my list of most important things about the program, and therefore of concern to the AD; (b) the band director was occupied positions 1-2,000 of importance to the band director; and (c) I don't think the interests of VCU basketball, or VCU more broadly, are advanced materially by having some doughy dude strip to the waist and do the bump and grind at basketball games.
The band director "issue" has consumed 100,000% more space on this board and in the AD's consciousness than it ever deserved.