More on Mackovic

Greg Hansen in The Arizona Daily Star

Mackovic’s martinet-style personality had become a weight the athletic program could no longer bear.

Within a few weeks of his arrival in December 2000, Mackovic began an awkward process of alienating those who supported the football program. Secretaries. Boosters. Players. His own staff. Nobody wanted to be around him.

He rubbed ’em the wrong way. Jerked ’em around. Ticked ’em off.