Amid all this negative publicity for CU: losing records, Embree's ugly firing, poor facilities, etc - I want to take a step back and walk through some of the reasons why Bohn shouldn't sell us short with the next coaching hire. As a university and program, we should not have to grovel to bring someone in. Bye, bye Tedford. We'll get someone better to step up.
COLORADO is an incredible place to coach and an incredible opportunity.
- Thanks to the move to the Pac-12, revenue and national exposure has never been better for CU. We are in a conference of elite, popular programs, and an incoming coach will have the ability to showcase his product nationally on a weekly basis in coming years. This is huge. I live on the East Coast and used to watch about 1 game a year. Now, I get every game either on Pac-12 Network or on a major network. Unreal. I was so excited to see the Buffs I almost didn't mind the losing.
- Adding to the above, Colorado is no silly program. We have deep history, strong tradition in football, great uniforms, a great mascot and a beautiful campus. Despite the downward trajectory, CU has clearly bottomed out, and the next head coach will have no where to go but UP. Winning at CU will be FAR more rewarding than winning many places (including smaller schools like Stanford and less interested schools like Arizona).
- 300+ days of sun and one of the best places to live on the planet.
Seriously, we should not beg to bring in some second rate coach. We should be able to sell ourselves to one of the best. I rate the Pac-12 conference #2 right now behind the SEC. The conference is loaded. People want to watch Pac-12 competition. CU has the ability to get back in the hunt, and renew its passion and following. Smart coaches realize this. Nowhere to go but up and a former powerhouse program. The guy to bring us back will be a god.
Bring it on!