Mike Bohn is trying to get us there.....here is an email exchange I had with him a little over a year ago - My comments - "I am sure that I am stating the obvious, but living in Dallas gives me a perspective that folks in other parts of the country likely don’t see…the University of Texas 'model' is likely one that you should be striving for. Ten years ago, Texas was floundering around with marginal success at football and the other major sports. Their AD, Dodds, developed a plan to engage the alumni in a big way. I do not know the details of his plan, but I do know that it obviously worked. The alumni are engaged to the ridiculous level, their athletic facilities are out of this world, and we have obviously seen the success on the field in every sport. An obvious obstacle with copying the Texas model is I think there are more 'local' Texas grads near Austin than CU 'local' fans near Boulder, so you may have more difficulty drawing CU alums to the games. But from a financial support perspective, I have to believe that you have an incredible untapped potential in the form of CU alums spread throughout the country. Somehow, you need to tap it. Maybe Texas (or Michigan, UCLA, Florida, etc) has a blueprint to follow. The bottom line is, you need to market the program in a way that will rally the alums. We love CU, and we need to dig ourselves out of this hole. We have gone from a respectable, winning program, to a situation where it is tough to admit that we are CU alums. For what it is worth…." Mike's response - "You are right on. We are working on exactly that. MB" So, a year later, I think there is a lot to be done regarding the tapping of CU's alumni. Why are we not like other major public institutions that support their programs?