When The San Francisco Chroniclereported that Terps athletic director Kevin Anderson was leaving for the same position at Stanford, fans took to Twitter to air their grievances. After Anderson confirmed the rumors to be untrue later Monday afternoon, even more fans took to Twitter to air their grievances.
While some were excited for his alleged departure, others were upset with his short tenure at the university. “Kevin Anderson” was trending in the D.C.-Metropolitan area, but attempts to popularize #GaryForAD — a cry to bring back the beloved, long-time basketball coach Gary Williams — didn’t quite catch on.
So, The Diamondback took to Twitter to see how people responded to the drama. After original reports of Anderson leaving, here’s what some had to say:
U of Maryland athletic department continues to look like a sinking ship. Reports are AD Kevin Anderson is headed to Stanford, as AD. #Terps
In Anderson’s statement addressing the rumors, he said, “My focus and energy are committed to working to enhance the student-athlete experience and the competitive and financial success at the University of Maryland. We have just begun the transformation of the athletic department and I look forward to seeing this through.”
So whether Terps fans like it or not, according to Anderson, he’s in it for the long haul.