Could this become a long-term problem? The signs say yes. One high school coach pointed to facilities as the main reason that CU is losing these recruiting battles, something that could take years to address. "These kids, their heads spin when they go to these places because of their facilities versus what we've got in our backyard in Boulder," the coach, who requested anonymity, told Kyle Ringo of the Daily Camera. "It really bothers me as a Colorado high school football coach. It's ridiculous. It's not even a fair playing ground." ESPN The piece also mentioned on-field struggles and Hawkins' job security as the other main issues, but focused on facilities. Honestly, I don't think most CU fans realize how behind we are in football facilities (basketball facilities are such a joke they're hardly worth mentioning). We desperately need the Million Dollar Booster Club to become a reality, because we simply can't consistently compete for top talent with our facilities. That also goes for attracting coaches, btw. Not a lot of guys lining up for a low-end salary at a place with mediocre in-state recruiting talent, 1-year assistant coach contracts at low pay, a high cost of living, difficult admissions standards for athletes... and poor facilities.