Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by BuffClass90, Feb 21, 2013.
Don't tell me what to do.
They can tell recruits that facilities are being built. Think that pretty much covers it. Did I miss anything?
They'll probably be pissed cause who likes to live and work around construction?
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"Hey kid, come to CU. We are building new facilities. Check out the drawings. They'll be done 2 years after you graduate."
Then I won't tell you to have a nice day either :lol:
This type of project certainly helped Cal's classes.
I think the lack of a timetable will negate any big recruiting advantage we get from the facilities announcement. As said, these improvements will, likely, not be seen by any recruits we have in the next 2-3 years. Of course it will help some when we have the Dal Ward update, academic center and IPF completed. But, I think facilities are a bit overrated, especially in the Pac-12. Recruits chose Pac-12 schools based on other things in my opinion, the most important being winning. With the new money coming in, there seems to be an arms race starting so it is important that we at least have some plan.
Facilities are pretty damn important to 17 year olds, don't under estimate that.
I would be interested to know what the current players are thinking ... You know, the ones that, when they were being recruited, saw the plans for a large new building which was to be adjacent to Folsom Field, with additional seating added to the north side of the stadium ...
And CU passes with flying colors in that category as well
This is just another piece to use in the sales pitch for our recruiters out on the road. A commitment to getting a project of that scale done suggests that the university "takes its football program seriously" which is something that attracts a number of folks, recruits and parents alike. So even if the facilities themselves aren't completed during the prospects time on campus, they can at least take solace that they are committing to a school that is going to lend its full support to fielding a top notch team. No doubt, other schools will be free to point out that our plans aren't grand enough, or aren't specific enough or really aren't that big of a deal, but that's just part of the recruiting process.
Maybe if they played a little better, fans and boosters may have been more engaged and enthusiasm in the program would have lead to more donations and we have done all of this sooner.
I kid, I kid...(sort of).
We have a volleyball team that hadn't sniffed a .500 season in several years. A practice facility for court sports got built and they pulled in a Top 25 class. I don't even have to get into what has been happening with men's and women's hoops the past few years. Having the right coach is essential, but stacking big-time facilities onto that allows the coach to perform up to his or her capabilities.
Deliver facilities to CU Football and we're regularly recruiting among the Top 25 if we have a competent head coach.
It sure as hell will help. It is part of the pitch that the staff can use to say that CU is committed to football. That sure has been missing over the last 7 years. Kids want to believe that the school they are heading to is committed to competing at the highest levels. Without recent success, the committment to building a winner, starting with the facilities cannot be under estimated.
It will help a little until we get a commitment on the funding and the time line for the project. Then it should help a ton. When it is completed, it will be a huge boost. Facilities definitely have a major impact on recruiting.
Wrong plan and will help very little. God I hope HCMM is Coach Mac part deux, otherwise my unborn children will be graduating from CU before we make a BCS bowl again.
How will it not help? Facility and facilities plans sell
Are you sure about the plans part? Embree sold facilities pretty hard and it didn't seem to help, but then again his 2nd class was pretty good and he must have mentioned new facilities to every recruit. I wonder why it stopped working.
Pretty easy for opposing BCS coaches to say Colorado is all talk and no follow through. Plus opposing BCS coaches simply say they have the facilities now and Colorado MIGHT in the future (potentially distant).
Actual facilities or facilities in progress will definitely help, but I'm not so sure how much plans of facilities will help.
As Nik stated, it will help because it shows a commitment. People should stop downplaying this, this is the start of a new era.
Also, the fact that it was mandated in the contract with HCMM makes it more than talk - as some have suggested this to be.
A new era because maybe we might catch up to others a decade late?
Some of us witnessed the systematic destruction of CU football to the delight of many. It is more than just our inept leadership, there are outside forces as well. I think some of us have a right to be pessimistic. Some might call it "keepin' it real". Rep for movie. Softball.
I remember saying the same thing a decade ago when Dick Tharp unveiled his massive facilities plan. I hope you're right but a lot of the people downplaying this have been burned before. I'll believe it when I see it, until then I am in show-me mode.
Read Nik's post. They will be built unless they want to lose MM after only one year potentially.
Once the planned new facilities are built. How will they compare with the big dogs in the Pac12, or even the big dogs across the country?
Well we won't have steroid dispensers or automatic ass fisting machines like Nebraska does.
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