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Comments from CU President Bruce Benson

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Creebuzz, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    SIAP, but I didn't see this interview posted in the newsroom (beware it's a Denver Post link).

    Anyway, a pretty interesting interview with President Benson

    On the importance of CU sports:

    On facilities:

    On academic entrance requirements and no soft degrees:

    On keeping HaLk for the ill-fated 5th year:

    http://www.denverpost.com/colleges/ci_19527336
     
  2. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sick of all this BS. Let's see some action for once.
     
  3. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Phil and Bruce wanted to keep Hawk? What would it take to fire them now
     
  4. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    The interview was pretty underwhelming. It certainly did not give me the warm fuzzies.
     
  5. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    In other words, football and cu athletics are not a priority.
     
  6. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm fine with most of what he said. Wish we could get some lighter majors for kids more focused on athletics, but whatever. But his ***** answer to the Hawkins question is unforgivable. You wanted to keep him - own up to it.
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    "Facilities, we need some work on"

    That's like saying Pam Anderson had "some work" done on her breasts or Michael Jackson had "some work" done on his nose.
     
  8. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Mike Bohn needed approval "from above" to fire a guy under that size of contract. There is no way that the CU AD has that kind of authority all by himself.

    He would have asked Phil (his boss). Phil took it to Benson (his boss). Benson says "I'm leaning towards keeping him" (based on his own political/fiscal agenda). Phil says "me too" (based on his "keep my job" agenda). Phil tells Bohn that they won't approve the termination.

    Sure Benson didn't call Mike Bohn directly and say: "You are keeping him, or else" but he didn't need to in order to micromanage the situation.
     
  9. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm sick of having "open discussions" and "diverse dialogues" about facilities.


    **** or get off the pot (heh) . Are we really going to let Wazzu and Oregon State pass us by? At least give Embree a chance...
     
  10. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Active Member

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    Thank you. Bruce is a joke. The academics have gone down with the sports during his tenure. I don't care if we dont really have to pay him, he should be done.
     
  11. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Benson was brought in to raise money. To that end, I suppose he's done well. This $1.5B capital campaign is reportedly nearing completion. That's quite an accomplishment. He understands that CU won't be able to depend on state funding, so he's working on ways to mitigate that handicap. For what he was tasked with doing, he's done well. The problem is that there are a lot of us who wish he'd focus on a few other issues as well.
     
  12. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    that is what my parent always said - and I was thinking this when I read your post and the dp article - no more lip service, unless you are a hot female
     
  13. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    In terms of how this relates to CSU and their new "focus" on football, he will only start getting real pressure if Colorado starts losing to CSU. Of course I am in the same boat as everybody here in that the football program is the biggest advertisement for the University and should be treated as such. He does deserve some credit for securing our move to the Pac 12 which has been a massive increase in revenue.
     
  14. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    What are we doing with that exactly??
     
  15. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    I'm all in favor of superior academics, but unless I'm being naive, I thought we hit the jackpot joining the PAC. What is there to think about? The money is there, build the ****ing facilities.
     
  16. JimmyBuff

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    Agreed. this interview is a joke. **** Benson
     
  17. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    +1. ****er has obviously checked out of anything but his legacy of the endowment. Which is pretty sweet, but his job is bigger than that.
     
  18. rosstr

    rosstr Well-Known Member

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    It's getting close to time for all 3 of them to move on - Benson, DiStefano and Bohn. 1 more year. I have very little confidence that they will pioneer a better day for CU athletics.
     

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