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Article: University of Colorado's Phil DiStefano hesitant on Folsom Field upgrades

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  1. RSSBot

    RSSBot News Junkie

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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    How does he not get it? there goes my donating to the school again until he comes around. I case any one else wants to voice their displeasure:

    Office of the Chancellor
    University Administrative Center
    914 Broadway
    Boulder, CO 80309
    E-mail: Chancellor [AT] colorado.edu
    Phone: 303-492-8908
     
  3. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I have said it many times before, Dr. Phil is a big part of the problem. He wants everyone to think he supports athletics. He doesn't, he's just another weasel playing the political game. If he can convince people he is gung ho for ahtletics, they'll contribute, but the real Dr. Phil is judged by his actions...which speak louder than words.
     
  4. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    He is too entrenched and worried about politics.
    We need some fresh blood.

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  5. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Phil is an asshat typical politician. He is the guy that will run a poll and base his decision on the results and not what is truly best for the athletic department. I put the blame for the extra year of DII squarely on Dr. Asshat. His inability to think of the big picture is the main reason CU football is crappy. His comment that the university has been helping CU athletics is an absolute joke. If Dr. Asshat wanted to help the athletic department he should charge the AD in-state tuition for all scholar athletes. Asshat rakes in millions from the athletic department from tuition, advertising and exposure and tries to come off like loaning the AD $3MM was some huge lifeline. Someone needs to hit him in the mouth with a big bag of dicks.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This pisses me off so much.
     
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    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    He has spoken out of both sides of his mouth since he came here. What a jag!
     
  8. ODBuff

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    Eh, this is just how he talks. How he always talks. I think he just wants to see where the money would come from. He doesn't want to promise something that might not happen, or promise something would be paid for completely with private funding and have egg on his face in a couple of years *cough cough*. The basketball practice facility was a huge step for a basketball program that showed basically no promise at the time it was approved, and we heard the same stuff just before that happened. He's right that CSU shouldn't be a factor (a 40,000 seat stadium on-campus isn't some crazy shock-the-world move, and is still inferior to what we have), but I feel like a lot of CU alum will be looking at that feeling they can't be outplayed and you would see a significant amount of donations. It'll happen.

    Not saying he's the guy for the job, but I could see a lot of guys saying the same thing.
     
  9. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    As i said in the other thread... i asked reed if he was really gonna block it and reed said no it was political posturing saying what he has to, it will happen with out impediment
     
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

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    ****ing Drunk.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That may be, but he also showed ZERO leadership.
     
  12. Clean Undies

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    Yep. There is a difference between being leader that shares a vision and rallies the supporters to greater heights and some suit with a title who is stubborn and risk adverse.
     
  13. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    That doesnt matter one bit, this shows the continued lack of leadership on his part. He just doesnt get it. A simple state like this would have been the right move:

    "we've been really happy with the progress Mike, Tad, and Linda have had in the basketball program and would like to see the same from our flagship football program. We think we have the right guy in Jon Embree, now we just need to find a way to support him the way we have Tad and Linda."

    What he said was bull****.
     
  14. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    He's not the best at public comments. He really does come off as a waffling bureaucrat but that has always been true. The audience he was speaking to was the anti sports crowd around the university. He is reassuring them that the money will come from independent ad sources not cu itself.

    This is a part of the landscape in boulder. He has to say what the haters want to hear. The only voice we need to listen to is bohn on this. He is our voice.

    I wish Phil had more backbone too but he is what he is. Remember he is the only key player that made it through the Barnett scandal. He knows how to walk a fine line. I'm not panicking yet.
     
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    He sounds like a campus Chancellor in a state that has made it plainly known that public support is not important, yet control is. He's publicly hedging his bets in case the private funding falls through. He's also correct that this needs to be 100% funded by sources other than University funds.

    I will agree that he could have still hedged his bets without sounding like he wasn't aware of anything going on.
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I wonder how much travel Dr. DiStephano has taken for CU business. Nice gig, if you can get it.

    It's interesting that he holds degrees from Ohio State University and the University of West Virginia, both schools in which CU has played away games. I recall that he made it back to Ohio for the Toledo game, too.

    He was part of the university's entourage that visited California alumni groups following the announcement to the Pac 12 which included speaking in LA and at Berkeley. Per Ringo, he went to the Washington for the Pac12 spring meetings and inspected the the UDub stadium renovation, and has also travelled to Phoenix for previous Pac12 conference meetings. He's made trips to the White House, New York City and London in recent years to conduct school business. There are also the nice tours around the state to places like Aspen and Colorado Springs. There is no doubt this travel plays an important role in securing grants, connecting with important alumni, donors, and potential faculty members who might want to teach at CU.

    He presided as Chancellor during the Big 12 era, and certainly must have visited a campus or two during that time. There have been abundant opportunities for him to study conference peers, look at feasibility reports, and charter his vision for the university, including the role of the football program and the comparative status of CU's facilities when compared to peers.

    With 38 years of service to the University and all that experience, I would expect him to say something much less insulting than his quote in the Boulder Daily Camera article that says, "We're in the very preliminary stages of taking a look at Folsom and trying to make some sort of decision in the fall about whether or not we should try to move forward on some type of a renovation, but I'm not sure what that would be."

    It is so frustrating as a fan to endure the last 6 years of mediocre and bad football. The goal DiStefano has stated is that Colorado is to compete for conference championships and to go to Bowl games. But his goal rings as hollow now as they did two and three years ago. For the chancellor to drag his feet and state that he is not sure about what is needed, this can not be just political. This is symbolic of a longstanding indifference to the athletes that have come to Boulder and dream of performing and realizing their potential on the biggest stages of College football. Phil DiStephano owes it to the Regents, the athletes, the coaches, the boosters, the friends of the school, and to the people of Colorado to show that he knows what he is doing. In this regard, Phil DiStefano has failed miserably.
     
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  17. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    How many Pac-12 schools have club level seats and luxury suites which is something that CU already has? I love the idea of expanding Folsom Field but I think we ought to focus more on the indoor practice facility and Dal Ward. Suppose that leads to a better football team, CU will have the money due to increased ticket sales to expand Folsom Field.

    It's good to shoot for the moon for everything. As long as we get something out of that, WE WIN!

    I'm not trying to stick up for Dr. Phil in this case...he is part of the administration that allowed CU to slide to mediocrity in the Big 12.
     

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