The Miami Beach Bowl is going to be entering its third year of existence in 2016, but it looks like they will be going through a big change. According to reports, the bowl’s executive director Carlos Padilla has resigned.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported the news via his personal Twitter page on Saturday. There has been no reason behind his resignation given as of yet.
The inaugural Miami Beach Bowl was a success with one of the most entertaining games of the 2014-15 college football bowl season: a double overtime battle between BYU and Memphis.
However, the end of that game was fraught with controversy. The two teams got into a bench-clearing brawl, one of the ugliest in college football history.
Padilla’s position will be filled immediately and there is a pretty long list of his duties as executive director. According to the release of his hiring, Padilla was asked to “work closely with the Conference office in Providence and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bowl game, including sales development, marketing, game operations and working with a local committee made up of sponsors and civic leaders. He will work directly with the schools and the participating conferences to ensure a positive and rewarding bowl experience for all participants.”
Padilla spent time at an executive position with the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl before taking the position with the Miami Beach Bowl.
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