The other question left hanging now is Mr. Loh’s fate. He is reportedly reconsidering his decision to retire in June, and no question, the regents’ deplorable actions have swung public favor in Mr. Loh’s direction. We counsel against a rush to judgment in either direction. In terms of his culpability in McNair’s death, we find it believable that he was unaware of the circumstances in the football program that put a student at such risk. But we also recognize that athletics have bedeviled Mr. Loh since his arrival at Maryland, and his antipathy for dealing with them — plainly evident in every conversation we have had with him — must bear some relation to the development of the atmosphere that led to McNair’s death. Mr. Hogan was right in his call for a more transparent process to determine Mr. Loh’s fate. Unfortunately, the massive failure of the regents leaves us with no body with sufficient public trust to determine whether he should stay or go. At a minimum, the regents chairman, Mr. Brady, must resign. There is no other way forward.