seahawk2k wrote:Speaking of cupcakes, Colorado is having a rough go of it tonight.
No idea if this is legit or not, but a post from a Colorado fan a few weeks ago:
Spoke with a donor that recently had lunch with a couple AD officials. These officials told him that if CU doesn't become competitive in the next couple of years, and the Big 12 implodes, they believe an option the Pac-12 could look at would be dropping CU from the league and adding a few Big 12 schools.
Every league needs a doormat school but the Pac-12 is not going to stand for CU being downright non-competitive. If the DTV deal doesn't get done, the Denver market may not be enough to help CU survive in the league. The Buffs future would most likely be in the Mountain West.
Now, my first thought on this was maybe the CU athletic department should go to academia and tell them if they don't create a window/add a degree to help CU get in JC athletes, ala Cal-Berkeley, the institution would be in danger of having its academics affiliated with the MWC. Would that be enough to sway academia? Benson has already stated to many donors that CU will never allow a PE degree as long as he is the Prez.
And let's be realistic people, unless this staff is the greatest staff in the country at evaluating talent, the recruits it is signing will not be appreciably better than what it has been. We have plenty of history to prove that. I know some of you believe coaching will make-up for the considerable talent chasm between CU and the rest of the league, but I am personally not in that faction. I may have mentioned that once or twice. ;-)
At first, I thought what this donor was telling me just simply could not be true (even though it came straight from the source). But then I thought about it more. CU is in danger of potentially having a decade straight of losing in football. And not just losing, flat-out non-competitiveness. It is currently the worst football program in the modern BCS era and its not even close. Could it happen? Could the Buffs be dropped from the league?