UAB's SGA released some vague financial numbers for bringing back football as told to them by Ray Watts just 48 hours before the donation deadline. Blazer supporters found out from the SGA and media, and not the obstinately mysterious university president who will unilaterally decide UAB football's future.
By this point it should be abundantly clear to #FreeUAB and anyone still following this story that Watts is either horrendously incompetent when it comes to public transparency and optics or, more likely, is stringing the Blazer faithful along so he can move the goalposts once again on June 1st.
Like Scarbinsky said, "If you go public with a number, and the fund-raising reaches or exceeds that number, the decision is made for you."
Jimmy Filler, a big time UAB donor and Birmingham businessman, met with President Watts and surprisingly liked what he heard. He said he feels a "whole lot better today than I have in the past" about the return of UAB football after the meeting. He also said reports that Watts would kill the program on Friday night were "1000 percent untrue."
UAB fans might be getting whiplash by now. We'll keep you updated as always as this story progresses.
Sadly unsurprising, but Alabama State Rep. Jack Williams expects UAB will announce on Friday night the football program will not return. If this is true, and Ray Watts and Co. think this will be the end, they are sorely mistaken.