Will the plan be revealed? Who will reveal the plan? I wrote a week ago that this conference realignment crap was a bunch of overblown hooey & still think to a great extent it is. I can see the president of the university's present position & the AD's also, but what would be inexcusable, would be to let the greatest coach this school has ever had, get away & not have made all the hay this school can make while he is here. I have heard those who think a guy like HUD can be replaced without skipping a beat. If this is the case, then why did it take for forever to find him to begin with?
WE NEED A PLAN! We need a PLAN. WE NEED a plan. I am not so worried about not moving to CUSA because I believe the TV contract numbers will not be as great as they have been advertised. Besides, let's face it. This school has not done what it should have to be prepared to make a jump in conference affiliation. Not that a jump to CUSA is all that, but it can't be denied that it would be a step forward. What is disconcerting are the raping, pillaging, & plundering of what was the SBC. Now the SBC commissioner's only answer is to desperately grab a school which isn't committed to all sports & resell the rest of the university presidents that backwards is the way to go.
WE need a plan. Without saying it, T-Joe & Scott have basically said we couldn't compete because the deck was stacked against us so we didn't even try. This is not good for the morale of the boosters or the overall persona put out by the university. The President & the AD would have been in a much better position & put the school in a better light if they had at least inquired of the conference all of the prerequisites to join & invited CUSA to view the facilities & asked their conference commissioner to for advice on what kind of improvements they recommended. There is no evidence this was done in any way.
We NEED a plan. It is incumbent upon this president, this AD, this RCAF board to put their collective brains together. To seek out at least three other AQ conferences as well as the CUSA & seek their advice on what the future needs are for athletics. This needs to be presented with AT LEAST a vision plan that is broken down & shows what the necessary average contribution per RCAF member would be to achieve this vision. It should also encompass a break down in the growth of the RCAF & the expected increase in membership to lessen the burden for each individual supporter to achieve this vision.
We need a PLAN. The people who support this program need to realize this plan should place the sport of football in front & center of this plan of growth. Not because football drives the bus, but because football is the bus that drives the program to its future destination of greater heights of deeper depths of despair. Let's face it. Had Bustle still been here & this team had gone 4-8 or 5-7, this LTU, CUSA, SBC robbing news would have probably been taken with the usual ho hum grain of salt of despair. The fact that guys like Z, Hammer,& Boomer aren't taking this well at all shows there is something that I perceive wasn't here in the past. There is the willingness of the supporters to stand up to the leaders & say, "WE NEED A PLAN!" And we need one now.