Indeed, he went from being almost rehired to on the street within a whirlwind of two weeks, when the Mountain East was put together.
And here's the salt in the wound: While Blizzard was busy working this past weekend's event, Amos was on press row handling the Internet broadcasts.
"It is what it is," Blizzard said. "Reid's my friend. My concern is the student-athletes. I just want them to have a great experience.
"But my heart's breaking. I'm being straight up with you."
If his words didn't tell you, his pained expressions did.
"I'm looking at three possibilities [for future employment]," Blizzard said. "I don't want to move [from Princeton, where the league office sits]. I can retire, but my concern is health insurance.
"The thing is, I can't just sit down. And the only thing I know is collegiate athletics. I have a new wife [Jill]. We and my girls are going to dinner Saturday night - and probably cry a little bit."
Don't confuse that, however, with weakness. Blizzard has been through life's storms. He's survived.
"I rely on my faith," Blizzard said. "I lost my [first] wife [Vicki] three years ago to cancer. I lost a 3-month old grandchild to [sudden infant death syndrome]. Now, I've lost my job.
"Faith carries me though. I know the Lord has something good in store for me."
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