Mark Emmert might leave and the way some posters talk LSU will just shut the damn doors. Well, I've got news for you who believe that Emmert was the sole reason that Saban is here and that the sky is going to fall just because Mark emmert may leave. The fact is that Mark Emmert couldn't do one damn thing if he didn't have the support of the Board of Supervisors, William Jenkins, Skip Bertman, and the TAF. Some people seem to think that Mark Emmert works in some sort of vacuum and is soley responsible for the success at LSU in athletics in the past few years. The truth of the matter is that LSU's problems in athletics just happen to coincide with the tenure of one Joe Dean. If we want to give credit for what truly turned LSU's athletic fortunes around then let's do it. Getting rid of Joe Dean was imperative to LSU's success and to overlook the job that Skip Bertman has done is unfair to Skip. Certainly, Mark Emmert should be commended for assisting LSU athletics and getting things turned around but to think that Mark Emmert is some one man show is ridiculous. Truth be known, some of Mark Emmert's ideas regarding LSU academics are a tad screwy. I don't know of anyone who is pleased with having 700-800 students in an English lecture class. This is actually happening and is ridiculous. Mark Emmert was behind this situation as he thought there were too many teacher assistants teaching classes. Perhaps, but to just eliminate the assitants and combining hundreds of students into HUGE sections for lecture classes is not a particularly good idea. I commend Chancellor Emmert for his accomplishments however, sometimes some of the supposed accomplishments of Mark Emmert border on "Urban Legend" status. LSU has many other highly qualified and dedicated personnel such as Chancellor Emmert's boss, Dr. William Jenkins, Skip Bertman, and most of the BOS. Incidently, I don't think Nick Saban is so shallow as to make his career moves based on Mark Emmert or anyone else. I think that Nick sabam probably already knew about Mark Emmert possibly leaving before he decided to stay at LSU and accept his new contract. Especially since the University of washington has been searching for a new President for over a year. I doubt Emmert's interest in UW has been kept that secret. Good luck Mark Emmert and thanks for your efforts at LSU.