On Thursday, news broke that Jon Oliver, right hand man to Athletic Director Craig Littlepage, would be resigning within a couple of weeks. It's hard to discern right now just what this will mean for the department in the short or long term; no replacement has been named after all.
But that doesn't mean Kendall, Seattle, and St Lou can't do a little speculating, and address the key questions that have emerged.
Question 1: Are there any immediate effects?
I think yes. Oliver was probably the one guy in Littlepage's ear who was willing and able to say "no." Oliver's an asshole, but there's always a need for a hatchet man, especially when your Athletic Director is ...