Discussion in 'vBCms Comments' started by allbuffs, Aug 29, 2013.
Nice writeup Mat.
Nothing at all against the writer, but I was angry reading this. Only because we have heard the same bull**** for the last 5 years or so..."Oh, the culture! It's changing this time! These players want to win! Look at the coach's new office! He keeps it clean! Yep, a new culture is on its way!"
It's so overdone and means so little at this point that I physically get upset. Higher pulse, clenched jaw, etc.
These last few months watching the Manziel saga and the audacious A&M stadium expansion plans for Kyle Field brings the "culture" discussion to another level.
At A&M, a brawling pot smoking underage drinking womanizing autograph signing Heisman Trophy winning freshman QB was tweeting and instagraming his way to sure fire suspension. What did Coach Sumlin do? A) Wrote a letter to get Manziel's suspension lifted after a fight with racial undertones that resulted in an arrest for Manzeil after being busted for carrying a fake ID. B) Shut up during the NCAA autograph investigation where 4000+ JFF autographs were made available for sale by multiple sports paraphernalia brokers. The coach was on a gag order from the AD after the school lawyered up to defend their school against the NCAA. The net result was a laughable 1/2 game suspension for Manzeil. The Aggies have eight home games, a creampuff OCC and avoid Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee in conference play.
Manziel would have not have been backed by CU the way he was supported by the Aggies.
i contrast A&M's culture of engineering as many factors as possible (*cough*cheating*cough) to tilt the playing field to their advantage of winning football games with the culture at CU.
CU is the NCAA's bitch. Did CU self report a training table violation and bend over for a loss of scholarships? Yes. NCAA compliance is more important than winning.
Did CU effectively lawyer up and fight for Bloom's ability to play football and be a sponsored Olympic skier? No. Bloom got screwed.
Does CU's media package at the PAC 12 press conference highlight NCAA restrictions on media guides within the first 200 words? Yes. While peer institutions are printing glossy media packages, CU ran a few copies of 8 1/2 x 11 through a xerox that features an education by Plati on what CU cannot do.
CU's culture is to build a multi billion hospital complex in Aurora, bolster CU's presence in Denver and CSprings, move the presidents office to downtown, and renovate a bunch of non athletic structures in Boulder while neglecting the construction of an IPF, Balch upgrade, and Folsom renovation. CU does not attract the best football talent the state of Colorado has to offer.
Culture at CU does not begin and end with MacIntyre. CU's recent hires of George and MacIntyre are based on a culture of running the CUAD more like a business, whatever that means. The culture is not emphasizing collecting the greatest athletes and offering the best chance to compete. The culture of CU is to demand that, above all else, the balance sheet not show red ink.
Sure Jeff George and Mike MacIntyre need to be given a chance to succeed. But at the end of the day, they report to a Chancellor who does not have a burning passion for Football, football culture, and NCAA politics.
They need a chancellor and president who share a vision that goes beyond writing an employment contract and delegating down.
Rick George. Rick George. Rick George. Everyone repeat after me.
Not sure why every third post on him calls him 'Jeff George'.
Separate names with a comma.