Originally Posted by CockTail
We have had a ton of success the last few years, and I was thinking what could be done to take the next step in our program?
Here are my thoughts:
1. Increase our recruiting budget. We are near the bottom of the league in recruiting budget, yet we are in a state that has a lack of depth in talent. We need to spend more in recruiting to bring in out of state kids. I also think this could mean hiring more people to support the recruiting staff. Road trips!
2. Spend even more money on our facilities. We have made great strides in the last few years in this area, but we still have a long way to go. By most assessments, we are still behind all of the following programs in overall facilities: ALA, AU,LSU,TAM,FLA,GA,TN,MISS,ARK,Mizzou. All of these programs already have full size indoor facilities already in place. I realize ours is coming, but just pointing out how far we are behind.
3. Write more checks. All of these things will take more money, our fans and alumni will need to give more to make this happen. This could come from higher ticket prices, or additional special packages for higher contributors. We can not rely on the SEC share of revenue to fund this since everyone else will get the same share.
Just throwing money at something does not always work! Our Gov borrows 1 million dollars a minute, hows that workin for ya?
I hope we are already grooming SOS's replacement, we need another HR hire to keep what Holtz and Spurrier have accomplished going in the right direction. Write the big check there!