"Everybody is fixated on a number that was thrown out when I was hired – one-third of the project (or about $47.6 million)," he said. "That number is important to go forward, but with the sequence of the build the funding is right on par with (it). We’ve got to raise a lot more than 50 million for this project, and we intend to do that. This process is going to go on for the next 16 to 18 months. The fact of the matter is we put a shovel in the ground (Monday) and we hope to have it all completed by the early fall of 2015. Nothing’s changed from that standpoint."
"This is going to be the start of a new era," Graham said. "I was talking with a group of players that I came in with, and I asked them, 'Remembering all the schools you took a recruiting trip to, and where they are now with facilities, would you have still picked Colorado?'"
Coach Mike MacIntyre's football program stands to gain the most from the project that includes new offices for every coach, a new weight room, locker room and indoor practice facility, a high performance sports center, thousands of square feet of academic space as well as numerous other amenities. MacIntyre was a good sport when a worker carrying a tray of full champagne glasses spilled them right next to him.
Colorado has a “Strategic Plan” for the next three years, with some specific objectives: “The vision of CU Athletics is to be nationally recognized as a premier athletics program, by providing a world class and holistic student-athlete experience, operating in a fiscally responsible manner while consistently competing for and winning championships.
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Colorado DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe, New Orleans Saints
It is one thing to become an NFL player and quite another to join the league’s defending champions. Colorado receiver Paul Richardson and the Seattle Seahawks are a perfect match (which I called about a month ago); he fills a glaring hole in their roster and they run a scheme that is equipped to take advantage of his skill set.
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You might ask whether it’s too difficult to judge a man’s character based on media interviews. I’d suggest if you’re uncomfortable talking to a middle aged journalist on a practise field you’re unlikely to ooze confidence sat in front of a NFL Head Coach, a GM and several scouts. Richardson filled every criteria — including the character test — and that’s why, according to Schneider, they were willing to take him at #32 without the Minnesota trade.
On average, receivers accounted for 68.5 percent of the receptions in the league. The low end in this statistic would be Arizona State (47 percent), Oregon State (55.2 percent) and USC (59.6 percent). The high end is Arizona (84.1 percent), and then a few schools in the high 70s -- Washington State, UCLA and Colorado.
The general consensus is that this is a great spot for P-Rich to land. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll loves speedy wideouts, and should get good value out of one of the fastest receivers available. Seattle actively pursues players with 'special traits,' and a 4.4 40 with an even quicker first step seems to fit that bill. Additionally, as the 'Hawks traded down out of the first round, Richardson stands as the highest player taken by Seattle this year. As such, he'll be receiving a level of local attention (read: sponsorships, jersey sales, media requests) usually reserved for first round picks. Finally, on the defending Super Bowl champs, he'll have a chance to win right away, something that flashier talents can't boast. Honestly, I don't think this could've turned out any better.
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