Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Hugegroove, Jun 25, 2009.
Understand, Huge, an IPF is a wonderful thing, but down here, UCF has one, a great one, and UF doesn't. Where are the recruits going?
The IPF looks great and also serves as an academic center for atheletes. CSU is finally starting to catch up with other schools in the MWC in terms of it's facilities. Hopefully it will help with recruiting moving forward.
:yeahthat: But I dont think it will have much impact on CU.
They didn't outdo us. It may look better but it is 70 yards long. Ya you try fitting 100 players in there and coaches and actually be able to practice
Good for them, Lord knows they brag about it day after day. I'd love to have a permanent structure instead of a bubble but, we can't get a big donor to give back to CU other than someone giving 25 mil to research the meaning of the lute fish.
The indoor practice facility that CU wants is part of a huge complex that will cost upwards of $60MM to construct. The question becomes; Do you build a stand-alone indoor practice facility without all the rest of the stuff you're looking for, or do you raise the funds needed to build what you want?
I believe CU is looking to raise the funds to build what they want. However, with the economy being what it is, they've had a difficult time raising the funds needed for the new basketball practice facility, which is their immediate priority.
An indoor football facility is at least 10 years away, but it's on the radar.
We got a donor to foot the bill for the bubble. CSU decided to go the bonding route. In a down economy, I'm not sure that is necessarily a wise way to go, but the facility looks good and it is better than ours. Oh well.
The one at CSU is for all sports (bball, fball, golf, softball, track) whereas the one all of us want would be only devoted to football. The bubble is fine for right now and I dont think an indoor practice facility will be the make or break decision for most kids, and if thats the only reason they are choosing a school, we dont need em anyways!
#1 - UF has won titles which is a better recruiting tool than an IPF.
#2 - It doesn't snow in Gainesville.
If we want to draw kids out of SoCal, TX, and FL to the rocky mountains, we need to either win some national championships or have some great facilities. Kids from the south who have never been to Boulder imagine Colorado is like the north pole.
I submit to you CSU's spring game this year as Exhibit A to that statement. Alot of Florida kids were on campus that weekend in Ft. Collins, and all it did was snow from Friday on through the weekend.
Not to mention csu is not even in the Big 12!
It's sickening to think our bubble only has a 20 foot ceiling, the punters have to punt sideways...
20 ft? gtfo.
WOW is all i can say, WOW. You must have never visited a practice or campus. I can tell you with certainty that the bubble is not 20 ft high. It most definitely in the 40-60 ft range. You still can't punt that well but still research your facts, don't just go for the impact post.
I disagree, Mac started recruiting top talent from Texas when the buffs weree not yet on the national radar and CU was towards the bottom of the Big 8 in facilities.
And while it doesn't snow in Gainesville, the hot, muggy days of fall camp in August are brutal along with that time being in Florida's rainy/hurricane season.
Oh and a nicer IPF is not gonna start swaying top Colorado kids to CSU over CU. And Texas actually has a very similar IPF to CU's.
I'm not saying it's impossible to recruit without an IPF, but it sure helps for a program whose hasn't won a title in these recruits lifetimes.
Kids from the south have an easier time adjusting to the Florida heat, than to snow. Some of these kids have never seen snow before.
And Texas also is in the national title hunt year after year, plus they play in front of 70,000 plus every home game, so they have other advantages over a school like CU.
All I'm saying is it would sure go a long way in recruiting to be on par facility-wise with the schools we recruit against.
I agree that it would help us as well, I'm just saying we have recruited well in the past with disadvantages.
Listen, I hear recruiting pitches every fall and every spring for my guys and practice facility rarely enters into the conversation. I don't deny that a big dollar building would be great, but that building isn't going to leapfrog CSU into BCS contention or give it a winning history prior to 1990.
Fair enough, but record pre-1990 has to be even lower on recruits minds than facilities, NO?
Fair enough. But your record right now is not improving things, either.
To be fair, both NU and CSU had better year last year than Buffs, both were better than expected, and both Pelini and Fairchild faired much better in their first seasons than Hawk did in his first in Boulder. Both went to and won their bowl in their first year. Hawk was 4 wins shy of even attempting to win a bowl in his first year.
yeah but, thats because the teams CU lost to cheated.
I know damnit!:sad2:
Well, history has it's place, and the recognition of past success tells them it can happen again. What do you think Notre Dame is selling?
Their usual BS.
Leprechauns and fools gold....
Touchdown Jesus. Duh!
leash, am I talking about cu recruiting???
negative. i was commenting on csu recruiting. our own woes are noted, yet detract from the point on the table.
if you want to start a thread about cu's practice facility and recruiting that is associated with it, hop to it.
True dat. Can't hurt having a former NFL offensive coordinator as head coach.
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