“BOG Bad Boy” Marty Kotis makes news AGAIN!

Marty Kotis
BobLee
August16/ 2015

AgentPierce and BobLee are both running this one on our sites as our mutual good buddy – Marty Kotis a/k/a The Dennis The Menace of the UNC BOG is making news AGAIN just “being Marty”. Marty The Menace

Marty’s hometown (Greensboro) failing fishwrapper – The News & Record has aimed it’s editorial pea-shooter at him on numerous occasions…. much to Marty’s delight as this one is.   He proudly sent this latest salvo to us Sunday morning.

Marty’s high crime oft-repeated is asking questions that others wish he wouldn’t ask.   Whether that be about Triad political shenanigans or about UNC System “everyone in favor say AYE…. moving right along” issues.   Marty is NOT be a consensus “just go-along kinda guy”.  He actually reads reports and P&L statements !!!   That being a quality I much admire.

My admiration for “Marty The Menace” is not shared by all his fellow BOGers…. including some of yours truly’s other buddies.   I must have  THE most eclectic bunch o’ buddies on the planet:  Chansky…. Kennel…. Bubba…. Marty….  Norwood…. Holden…. “Bonnie & Clyde” and a few dozen others who are not quite ready to publicly bear the scarlet letter of being a BobLee Buddy.  The complete list would rock a few worlds ‘fer sure!

NOTE:  Marty’s alleged “support” of Tom “Z. Smith Reynolds’ Bag Man” Ross was actually his disapproval of the ham-fisted manner in which UNC BOG Chair/Dictator “Trainwreck” Fennebresque chose to kneecap “Bag Man” Ross.  We are on-record as sharing Marty’s disapproval of both “Trainwreck”…. and of “Bag Man”.

Marty’s newly formed Brickyard Fan Club might note his stated disgust at all things Greatly Unpleasant amid the pines.

The N&R’s insinuation that Marty has “political ambitions” is not one I share based upon my numerous conversations with the naughty “Triad Troublemaker”.   I suspect The N&R and I disagree on numerous other issues.

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Marty in the middle: Building a political legacy one brick at a time

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NCSUGrad68
NCSUGrad68
4 years ago

Good column. Great comments. Good responses. BOG needs more Marty’s.

Sort of ambivalent on Taj.

But my Wolfpack dues pay for Schollies & Infrastructure…… not Coaches already bloated salaries.

That is why folks are stopping or cutting back on Rams Club funds.

BOG Guy
BOG Guy
4 years ago

Great column on Marty. He’s a very bright person and a gifted businessman. Marshall Freehouse is awesome and I can’t wait to drop by the theater. We differ on matters of process. I agree with Marty that the process of President’s Ross’ removal was not as it should have been. Although I think Pres. Ross has done a good job on balance, and I believe (despite our political differences) that he is a very honorable gentleman, the BOG has a different direction for the University and a change was warranted. I am not a “process guy’ so I voted to… Read more »

Cabcash
Cabcash
4 years ago

Appreciate Kotis’ comments re: TGU but nowhere in any of the statements made by or attributed to him did he mention the word “athletics.” He DID , however use “staff” & “athletes” but neither changed the perception that Marty thinks the eggheads are , mostly , at fault. TGU woulda never happened were it not for the ballgames. Would be interested to hear him say exactly where he stands. Obviously , he’s reading. What say you , Mr. Kotis?

thailand
thailand
4 years ago

“It’s not that State’s breaking any rules,” Kotis says. “But it goes against the spirit of the rules.”

Precisely……Kinda like that old Four Corners thingee, flops, etc.

But mom did so love Phil Ford and the Four Corners…..

Smart guy, that Kotis……

From the Pattaya Marriott over breakfast 🙂

58wolf kennel
58wolf kennel
4 years ago

Good comments from Marty. BL, you left out my comments that I had not accused Marty of ducking Thursday comments. Even though you always get the last word, please don’t edit out my request that this had been enough on this subject or about Marty on Thursday.Would love to meet more of your friends or regular responders (maybe you could dig up “Fightin’BobKennelJr” or whoever) :+)))
Would love for Marty to be the official “VOICE”. Bet Reed would vote for him.

58wolf kennel
58wolf kennel
4 years ago

BL, you are priceless. Pleased you do not change any words in the responses but chuckle at the comment placement manipulation to better make your points :+)). Short of being a ” Harrumph”, all trusting is not equal, and all loyalty is not blind. Guarantee I would not tolerate the kind of stupidity and ethics violations we have witnessed with TGU. NC State had had its troubles also but the students, professors, administrators, or fat cats are outed as quickly as possible. My comment to Marty who was quite visible with his BOG stewardship re the “Taj Mahal” has been… Read more »

Marty Kotis
4 years ago
Reply to  58wolf kennel

Kennel- I’ve spoken up about the UNC scandal many times in public meetings, closed meetings, communications and requests for information. The powerpoint slides about the classes that demonstrated staff knowledge were unconscionable. One of my first requests when joining the board in 2013 was that we launch an independent investigation (this was pre-Wainstein). It’s important to root out the problems so that we can 1) protect the reputation of those that earned their degrees, 2) ensure a level playing field and maintain honor, and 3) most importantly – provide the athletes the education they deserve and hold up our end… Read more »

Anonymous BOGer
Anonymous BOGer
4 years ago

Good column for Marty! He’s a smart guy.

fayettewuf
fayettewuf
4 years ago

Run him for governor. I would vote for him.

Roger
Roger
4 years ago

I like the way Kotis thinks and talks. I am also a UNC-CH alumnus and am fed up with the BOG and UNC-CH trustees response to the academic fraud scandal. They refuse to admit that the school was admitting functional illiterates and calling them “student athletes.” Standards should be raised for all athletes and they should not be treated any differently than other students or given special privileges like the Taj Mahal dorm at NC State, or any other UNC system school for that matter. The value of my UNC diploma has been severely tarnished and the UNC establishment could… Read more »

58 Wolf Kennel
58 Wolf Kennel
4 years ago

Enjoyed the “Marty” editorial. Don’t know him but agree with his business restorations, disagreement with legislative meddling in local governance, disgust with TGU, and support for Ross. Per my new comments on your “Taj Mahal” blog, don’t agree that the project breaks the “spirit of the endeavor”. Would hope he would spend more effort on the host of broken spirits of his A!ma Mammy rather than NC State’s rather straightforward proposed facility. Has he spoken to fellow alumnus Swaff in Greensboro? :+))

Frank Linstreet
Frank Linstreet
4 years ago
Reply to  BobLee

BL, I realize you and 58WolkKennel have “this thing” with his harrumphs and your retorts. That said IMO you just nailed his pompous self with “this one”. …. His blind devotion to all things Wolfpack is no different than the most blind Carolina Way disciple.

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