Today, the Star-Ledger published an op-ed from Rutgers's newly-appointed senior vice president and general counsel, John Farmer Jr. He attempts to defend the hiring of their new athletic director, Julie Hermann, a hiring which, as we've so diligently chronicled, is probably indefensible. And well...where to even begin?
As we near the end of Day Five of this easily-avoided train wreck in New Jersey, the Rutgers search committee is trying to convince itself that it did not completely fuck this hiring up six ways to Sunday.
Rutgers has tried to clean up the Mike Rice/Tim Pernetti mess by introducing a new mess to distract everyone. The newly-hired athletic director Julie Hermann was involved in a lawsuit with a former assistant, Ginger Hineline, while head coach of the women's volleyball team at the University of Tennessee. Hineline…