Here is the article My e-mail: In your most recent "Kickin' It" article you fielded this question from Scott in Denver: "I'm confused. I've been a CU football season-ticket holder and a donor since 1991. What am I missing? The athletic department is all but broke, we can't pay our new football coach a $2 million salary and his assistant coaches are going to be on food stamps. But I was told by a regent a move to the Pac-12 would bring in $20 million to $25 million per year. If moving to a new conference is supposed to bring a tsunami of cash from the West Coast, where is it?" And your response was this: Kiz: "When some of us suggested joining the Mountain West Conference would be more in line with CU's budget restrictions and its ambivalent feelings about big-time football, die-hard alums took it as a slam. No slam was intended. The sushi is indeed tastier near the Pacific Ocean. But, contrary to what CU administrators led us to believe, maybe all the streets in California aren't paved in gold." Are you serious? What part of "join the Pac-12 in 2011-12" school year is hard to understand and report to your readers? Last I checked we are still in 2010 and will be in the Big 12 for another 8 months. Our next conference "payout" won't come from the Pac-12, but the Big 12 in April/May of 2011. And that will be reduced due to the "exit fee". None of that makes us "fit for the MWC" budget-wise. We still operate a much bigger athletic department than any Mountain West team and much more aligned with the Pac-12 schools. But how you can fail to answer Scott from Denver's questions accurately makes me question your ability to report accurate facts. Our first "paycheck" from the Pac-12 will come in the spring of 2012, and it won't be a massive increase compared to our Big 12 payouts, unless they renegotiate their TV deals ahead of time. Our first paycheck that can be expected to be in the $15-20 million range will be the spring 2013 payout, after the conference has established a new TV contract or network, or both. We have to "hold down the fort" until that time. If you were promised a $100,000 bonus from the Denver Post that would be paid as a lump-sum in three years, do you start spending that money now? Or do you wait for the money to actually be paid to you? Thanks for doing nothing to enlighten the college fans in Colorado to the realities of what the Pac-12 membership will be like. Maybe you shouldn't discuss things you don't know and stick with coverage on the Mountain West Conference, since your ability to understand and report above that conference is severely lacking. Sincerely, Scott in Pueblo.