They've been asleep at the switch, and may have missed the window to save their own butts.
Maybe they'll pull it off under Captain Jack and Sparkles and maybe they are just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
Colorado football is not a matter of life and death; it's more important than that.
I would but AFA above CSU as well
"Right now Alec Burks is using and abusing this Texas defense"
As much as we may all wish it wasn't so college football is a business, it is all about revenues. If CSU presented a legitimate argument to a major conference that they could generate revenues for themselves and the conference they would not be on the outside. The numbers show otherwise and so they are digging in their fingers as they go over the cliff.
@VicLombardi: Not gonna lie. This Eustachy press conference is a bit odd. He just said something about kissing an old man in a leprechaun costume.
Oklahoma State University has had advertising billboards in Houston Hobby airport. Houston is far as far from Stillwater as FtC is from Kansas City. People are hopping on SWA and flying to Tulsa and driving 90 miles to Boone Pickens stadium because they love their football team.
It's not Stillwater that shows up for Okie Lite. It's their alumni from hither and yon.
Ft. Collins is a far superior town than any of the B12 ****holes I've mentioned. But the football culture just isn't there. The alumni support isn't there. The institutional support isn't there.
CSU measures themselves against CU, which bit them in their asses. The fan culture at CU is unmatched by state standards. But by Big 12 standards, CU was no where near the same page as any B12 south school when it comes to the facilities arms race and success first culture. Hopefully CU learned its lesson and won't dally around in the Pac12. Colorado is incredibly blessed to be in a big boy conference with big boy TV contracts.
Poor CSU has none of that. And their road to survival depends on fan passion. It looks like CSU is in a vortex. This new AD is trying like hell to pull up the nose of the plane. But might not have enough monetary power or fan lift to keep from crashing.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading - Lao Tzu
The pride and tradition of the Colorado Buffaloes will not be entrusted to the timid or the weak
It is official now. Junk is a friggin genius - 4DB
Just listened to this guy.... he sounds not-so-healthy
So the Kroenke/eustachy link just got a little stronger/stranger....
Kiszla and Bret Bearup (stan kroenke right hand man and former nuggs "untitled consultant") are going back and forth on twitter about the hire, with Bearup defending Eustachy.
There is deffinitely some link here.