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A&M associate AD calls school president a 'putz'

Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:40 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 1:02 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While Texas A&M may still be trying to figure out what the future of Mike Sherman is at the school, odds are there may be some disagreements among members of the school's administration. After all, no matter where you work or what you do, you aren't going to agree with everybody you work with. You might even think your boss is an idiot, though you probably wouldn't say that to their face if you want to keep your job.

Well, we now know for sure that there's somebody in the Texas A&M administration who isn't exactly a big fan of school president R. Bowen Loftin. The school's athletics department chief financial officer and senior associate athletic director, Jeff Toole, recently went on a Texas A&M message board at and called Loftin a "putz," though he did it under the anonymous username of UtayAg. 

Too bad his username wasn't as anonymous as he thought it was.
Jeff Toole, A&M athletics' chief financial officer and senior associate athletic director, admitted on Tuesday that he has disparaged A&M president R. Bowen Loftin on TexAgs — dubbing Loftin a “putz” and a “hopelessly underqualified puppet” — under the alias of UtayAg.

“I was posting what I thought was an anonymous opinion,” Toole said Tuesday.

Toole was ratted out on the website by a poster dubbed “iPanic” who searched UtayAg's posting history and found one from May 5, 2010, where UtayAg identifies himself as the Aggies' CFO for athletics.

“That slipped my mind,” Toole said Tuesday when asked why he thought he was posting anonymously when he already had identified himself under the handle.

Loftin is aware of the remarks according to his spokesman Jason Cook.

“President Loftin is aware of the posts and discussed the situation with athletic director Bill Byrne (Tuesday) afternoon," said Cook in an email to the San Antonio Express-News. "At this point, we are handling this situation as a personnel matter, and we will decline to comment further, in accordance with our standard practice.” 

Toole has apologized and admits that his job may be in jeopardy because of this, and I'm inclined to agree with him.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:07 pm

A&M associate AD calls school president a 'putz'

"Putz" that insult is so 80s

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:05 pm

A&M associate AD calls school president a 'putz'

This is funny.......has no one realized that it is impossible to remain anonymous online?  Member of the same administration do not have to like or respect each other, but they should be smart enough to keep their feelings inside, especially if the person you bash has the authority to fire you.  Now the President has the means and motive to make a move; not smart.

Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:57 pm

A&M's CFO calls school president a 'putz'

Jeff Toole certainly has the right to post that he thinks TAMU President R. Bowen Loftin is a "putz", but old R. Bowen has the God given Texas right to kick his butt, too.  Toole may be correct in his assessment of the prez, but who would want someone working in an administrative capacity who is a proven knucklehead........Geez, even a high school dropout knows how to remain anonymous on the web. I say, if Mr. Loftin decides to can Toole, it should be for gross stupidity rather than for any breach of etiquette...................

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