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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Exes&Ohs View Post
    Our problem is lack of money. The student facility enhancement fee is a HUGE factor in our program in that it is used to pay off the bonds that were issued to construct the south end zone facility. The bond payoff annually is about $650,000, 20yr or so to go, which leaves around $500,000 annually of the student fee that has been used to upgrade parking, etc. Thats a pretty hefty amount but we have to keep in mind that the pressbox and suites required a loan from the foundation to the athletic dept for about $11,000,000. That amount was projected to be paid off by suite rentals, etc but that hasnt really materialized so we must refrain from spending the excess student fees holding them basically in escrow to cover the press box expansion. What a complicated web we have woven.
    Yeah, well … SOME members of this board insisted at the time that it was a poor investment.

    But they were laughed off because everyone knows that lithe, sweaty 16yo boys love them some pressboxes and luxury suites.

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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    The old press box was embarrassingly small and outdated. It made our stadium look like a high school stadium (or worse). The new press box/suites looks fantastic and was sorely needed.

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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    Money is money whether its from small donors or large. Not something understood or maybe embraced by our current AD either.
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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    Here's my take on all of this...

    Yes, the new press box looks great, as do all the other wonderful improvements. Kudos to all of those who have contributed, planned, made it all happen!!! Aillet is a "nice" stadium, much improved from its early days, with room for more improvements.

    And, we have some angst about our current AD, and AD's in the past, and their roles in all of this. And we see varying opinions about our prezzes, from Taylor to Reneau to Guice, and their roles in Tech's athletics over the years. Some good, some bad....ups and downs.

    From my humble POV, since the first day I personally set foot in Aillet, attended my first game there in 1976, which of course was somewhere between the 40's, east side, we are "arguing" from a higher plain up the mountain. Yes, the summit is still above us, we haven't reached the top. But, we can look down and see the valley waaaay below us too. Meaning we have made progress. I like that we have folks who dream big and keep pushing and pushing for more improvements, not only in the stadium, but overall in the athletic department too.

    I am one who thinks we need a better AD. That's my personal opinion. Using the mountain scenario, clearly TMAC has reached his peak and is incapable of climbing higher. When people climb Mt. Everest they do so in stages. There are base camps at different elevations, and some climbers reach one, say at 18,000 feet, and can go no further. After a few days of trying to acclimate to the low oxygen and harsh conditions they find they can't....and turn around and head back down the mountain. TMAC is at one of the lower base camps, peaked out. Tech needs a new leader, capable of reaching that 26,000 foot summit.

    Still, let's take the "glass is half full" perspective. We have made progress, and now we argue, lament about this and that....but from much higher up the slope. And....that is good.

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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    I am one who thinks we need a better AD. That's my personal opinion. Using the mountain scenario, clearly TMAC has reached his peak and is incapable of climbing higher. When people climb Mt. Everest they do so in stages. There are base camps at different elevations, and some climbers reach one, say at 18,000 feet, and can go no further. After a few days of trying to acclimate to the low oxygen and harsh conditions they find they can't....and turn around and head back down the mountain. TMAC is at one of the lower base camps, peaked out. Tech needs a new leader, capable of reaching that 26,000 foot summit.
    Really good analogy. I feel this way about Holtz as well. It's good that they got to the base camp! But many are satisfied with just setting foot on the mountain.

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    Re: Twitter: C-USA Best Stadium Contest

    Just please get rid of the trailer house siding! That canít be too expensive can it?

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