Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by absinthe, Dec 11, 2012.
Pretty good read. And some here don't like Bohn. Be careful what you wish for because the next in line is a female - for sure. And we all know her name.
Dykes has his offensive system and they will probably see a good bounce in year 1 just like Arizona, ASU and UCLA did. They all had plenty of athletes and went to a spread variation. I'm more interested to see how those three schools (along with Cal) will be 3 years down the road. I don't believe in any of their coaches except Mora (but I'm not sure on that).
In fact, the only coaches I'm sold on are Riley, Chip, and David Shaw. The rest all have something to prove. Sarkisian at least showed the willingness to fire his friend and DC last year (hint to Embo).
I'm sold on Kiffen and Leach. Sold on the fact that they are terrible head coaches.
Uh Rich Rod?
Your sold on Rich Rod? I'm sure not. I think Arizona is going to be middle of the pack. Their D made our O look competent.
I think Rich Rod is a good coach, a good fit for Zona, and will have them playing well above their historical average.
Just in case it was in question, Jon Wilner is far and away the best Pac-12 writer out there. And it's not because he says nice things about CU (in his previous column, he says that the CU job is the worst gig in the Pac-12 right now). Dude was money with conference realignment insight, Pac-12 network info, etc. Some of the Denver media might want to take notes...
Wilner is spot on with most of his stuff. The Denver guys could learn a lot from him.
Wilner is probably my favorite sportswriter these days. That's a huge plus for the Pac-12 having him covering things from down the street of the conference offices.
Wilner clearly has a much better feel for the Pac-12 than Ubben did for the Big 12...anyone recall that he said that Arizona & Arizona State would be willing to move to the Big 12?
The only thing that I don't like about Wilner is that when you look at the polls and you're like, "Who the hell would rank that team there?" it was probably either him or Scott Wolf.
why specifically do these guys have the perception that our facilities are at the bottom of the p12?
i know we're not at the top of the conference in facilities, yet, but i'm not sure it is fair to say that ours are below everyone else. just asking. our stadium is nicer than most of the others and i've been to most.
My guess is that it seems like many of the other schools either recently did or are about to start renovations
Indoor Practice Facility and weight room.
We haven't built anything substantive since the luxury suite addition is probably why...Dal Ward too small, etc.
Other than being an old, on campus stadium with beautiful views - what's so nice about Folsom? Sound, seating, scoreboards, amenities, food, capacity, press box, Balch (should be condemned), are all well below an average BCS stadium.
We don't have an academic support building for student athletes. We don't have an indoor practice facility. Locker room, weight room and team rooms are all smaller and less decked out. We don't have beautiful dorms where all the athletes get to live. Training table isn't funded and monitored like other places. We don't have a dedicated rehab facility such as a hydrotherapy center.
I don't want to go crazy with this stuff, but CU has failed to invest for way too long. And CU wasn't starting from an elite facilities baseline that was allowed to deteriorate either.
We need to face reality here. We're looking up at the Washington States of the world.
Went to the Cal-Oregon game this year at renovated Memorial Stadium with Club Level access and saw the facilities (weight rooms, etc). Holy s h i t. How's plush leather seats, all the free gourmet food you can eat, free beer, wine for you? I tried the famous mac and cheese (if you talk to Cal people, they know about it) and its legit. Sushi? Yes, they have that. Seriously blown away at the club level experience. Facilities looked incredible, like an NFL teams. We've got major catching up to do.
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