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What is the most important initiative Bohn could do to support Embree's program?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, May 1, 2011.

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What should Mike Bohn's #1 priority be?

  1. Announce a major training facility upgrade plan

    27 vote(s)
    36.0%
  2. Announce a major Folsom Field upgrade plan

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  3. Become more strategic with scheduling (whatever your preference is)

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Improve academic support for athletics

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. Improve local media coverage of CU football

    7 vote(s)
    9.3%
  6. Increase coach salaries

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  7. Increase the Buff Club membership base

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Increase the football season ticket base

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  9. Secure high level donors

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  10. Secure more and bigger corporate sponsors

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  11. Other

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Obviously, everything is important. But what is most important for supporting Jon Embree as he builds CU football back to a national power?

    I'm not talking about being consistently pretty good like we saw in the late 90s through the mid-2000s. I'm talking about the national powerhouse we were from 1989 to 1996.

    For the poll options I'm forcing a vote for one item only, but it would be cool for replies if people listed their Top 3. Some of these are kind of tied together, so I guess what I'm asking is what should be Mike Bohn's primary goal at this stage.
     
  2. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Allow boosters to pay the players under an elaborate scheme that can not be detected.... so we can compete with the SEC.
     
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  3. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Go after the big donors. Bohn needs to find some way to make the million dollar club ( or what ever it is called ) happen.

    Give em' a Suite, parking passes, free hot dogs, burritos.... something. I get the felling the AD is afraid for it to happen, because of the perception that club members would have too much influence.
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    1. Secure academic support
    2. Upgrade the facilities for recruiting
    3. Secure high level donors for the facilities and Folsom upgrade.
     
  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Donors
    Buff Club
    Tickets
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    #1 Def the training facility. Everything else is secondary and most of it comes automatically with a plan and winning. A drive to get us at least back to par in the facilities race is a rallying point for everybody from recruits to fans to donors.
     
  7. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    Major training facility upgrade
    Secure high level donors
    Increase Buff Club membership base
     
  8. Illegal Pete

    Illegal Pete New Member

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    Training facility upgrade (although you would theoretically need high level donors for this to happen)
    Secure high level donors
    Become more strategic in scheduling

    This years schedule is a JOKE. No weeks off is just stupid, especially when we don't even have a week against a "guaranteed win". I understand that Hawaii and csu aren't good teams, but I am far from counting them as guaranteed wins, especially given our troubles away from Boulder.
     
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  9. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Boom, he shoots, he scores.
     
  10. Creebuzz

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    Securing high level donors...once that's in place, you can do everything else on the list.
     
  11. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    Announce a major training facility upgrade plan.

    can only do that with the donors though. so they win. they always do....
     
  12. MontanaBuff

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    :nod::nod::nod: :yeahthat::nod::nod::nod:
     
  13. SECOBuffsFan

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    Major facility upgrade
    Improve academic support
    Corporate sponsors
     
  14. buffwoman526

    buffwoman526 Club Member Club Member

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    I voted for improving local media coverage.

    I think a lot of the other stuff will follow if our own local media would embrace the Buffs. Enough of the bad coverage. Embree is starting an entirely new era. Our own media should support him 100% and let the past remain in the past.
     
  15. Tractor

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    1. Do whatever you can to get more donors/buff club/ tickets ---> $$$$$
    2. Use that cash to improve facilities
    3. Perform Step 1.
    4. Perform Step 2.
    5. Goto step 1.
     
  16. GoonieBuff

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    1. Training Facility Upgrade
    2. Secure High Level Donors
    3. Anything else would be great, but #1 #2 dwarf everything else by so much that there is no need to go on. Get those two things done!
     
  17. SJBuff

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    Go for the $$$$ (Donors preferably), all else follows.
     
  18. Buffalo Brad

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    Follow the money and get the donors. As many others have said, once you have the dollars, all other pieces fall in place.
     
  19. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    I voted local media coverage. In this strange state I live in, about 10 minutes of the 30 minute evening newscast is completely devoted to the university on every channel. CU is lucky to get talked about two or three times a year in denver.
     
  20. boulder77

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    1. Indoor Practice Facility
    2. Develop High Roller Donors
    3. All Sports Facilities Upgrades
    4. ???
    5. Profit
     
  21. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Help Mullen to build a $160M football stadium and training facility.
    Help Cherry Creek to play Chaparral in Jerry World
    Help all 5A Colorado high schools get all-weather indoor practice facilities.
     
  22. Buffskier

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    Of the choices listed I think securing those donations is the most important, but I think that the absolute most important thing is to increase the number of multi year contracts given to coaches. I know this isn't something that Bohn can do on his own, but I think its one of the initiatives that he (as well as the CSU ad) need to push very hard for in legislature. That is the most important thing holding our program back right now.
     
  23. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Also, I think this poll has some issues distinguishing between apples and oranges. Apples are tactical, short term things like facilities upgrade programs. Strategy is more along the lines of how do you build the Buff club on the west coast, etc... A lot of these options are complimentary. I voted for the short term, tactical option since that is what I thought the poll was asking... so facilities :woot:
     
  24. Mick Ronson

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    ftfy
     
  25. pabuff

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    Money. Big money. That's what's needed to compete, to build facilities, to pay (and keep) the coaches, the works. Lock down big donors for $50 + million. Add to that $20-25 million hopefully Scott will land each school in the Pac-12 annually. Fill folsom and Coors for more cash. And grab a pile of smaller donations from the Buff Club and other sources.

    If CU has the $$$, we'll do more than compete. We'll dominate. We have the setting and academics to make it a go. Add the cash to rebuild Folsom and Dal Ward and Balch, along with a permanent indoor facility and maybe a hotel complex (as was being discussed), and we're winners. We'll be able to beat Oregon and the others at their own game, and then some.
     
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    Token offseason facility thread
     
  27. lawdogg

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    First, you get the money. Next, you get the power. Then, you get the respect.
     
  28. GoBuffs08

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    Facilities upgrades and donors go together.

    We need to increase our donor base so we can upgrade all facilities to improve recruiting.
     
  29. CUFan

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    We are in desperate need of everything on this list. However many of them will not come without additional money. So absent such money, I don't see why we can't expect at least these things to be going on right now:

    1) Improved schedule. Specifically, dump CSU (or go to home and home) and schedule to ensure at least 6 home games each year. This may be going on since the conference move is still new.
    2) Improve academic support. I have no idea if this is needed, but if we are lacking here we should be able to improve.
    3) Improve local media coverage. This has been needed for a long time. Take the freaking writers at the Post to Elway's or something.
    4) Advertise. We need a coordinated effort to advertise the CU product, coaches, star athletes and all the associated events (games, kids functions, etc). There are a lot of nice events and the value for the dollar is so much better than the professional alternatives in town. Problem is many people don't have a clue what is going on up there in Boulder except active CU alum. We should be cultivating new and future fans/alums. We seem to do very little of this. The gameday experience in Boulder is infinitely better than at Invesco.

    And above all...WIN.
     
  30. buffaloflyer

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    F yeah
     

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