His buyout dropped from $6m in year one to $2.5m right now. Tell me with a straight face that’s a guy who is in East Lansing for the long haul.
I know you are right.
Tucker’s agent must be fantastic. Two contracts that make him tough to fire but relatively easy to skip town if a better opportunity comes up.
That just absolves Benson and DiStefano. It’s a systemic issue, not isolated to the AD. It’s also not unique to CU. Every program outside of a few is looking for a new coaching staff, dealing with buyouts, etc every 3-4 years. Some get unequivocal support from the administration, others have to live with fewer means.
Benson was hyper focused on the develop of our health facilities out in Aurora.This- occasionally at every school the "wrong" administration is hired that is at odds with the AD, and a power struggle ensues. See what's happened at USC, where the president was pretty determined to bring the AD to heel.
At Colorado back in the early part of this century, the AD lost and since then it's been pretty clear that there are bright line limitations for the AD and specifically the football program. No one in the admin above the AD since that time has viewed a strong football program as a marketing asset to the school, and so these restrictions and limitations are still in place. It's pretty clear that this systemic stuff is a big reason that MT left.
What's sad to me is that my perception is also that RG has decided that he loves his life living in Boulder near his grandkids, so he's pretty much given up fighting for any sort of change and it shows with the KD hire.
What puzzles me is that Benson didn't see this and do anything to change it- he strikes me as a guy who'd get this.
The only hope here is that the next president hire is someone who's at least sympathetic to the AD.
Hank Brown was President at CU for three years. 2005-2008.Benson was hyper focused on the develop of our health facilities out in Aurora.
The noise from donors finally got loud enough he interceded after a decade of CU suckitude in 2018. That resulted in Tucker getting hired.
Then he left.
I really hope it doesn't take the new President that long to figure this **** out, but we have zero continuity since Hank Brown was hired and run off a year later.
Define collapse. They're going to lose to tOSU and PSU in my opinion. You're exactly right on the Michigan game.Tucker will undoubtedly be one of the hottest targets for bigger programs, short of a second half collapse this year.
Next week vs Michigan will say a lot