- May 8, 2018
They also didn’t do it in 2-3yrs either. And is it really that simple to go to the alumni base and ask for handouts? If so, then we’re doomed. I’m more of a realist and understand that for any movement monetarily to occur we’re going to have to improve the product on the field, consistently year over year for at least a couple of ACC Coastal titles under our belts in a row before we’ll see a big uptick in season ticket sales or the coffers running over with funds for better things as you eluded to - coaches and/or facilities. We completed the latter with the new IPF. We can do more perhaps with the weight room and the locker room. We can’t do squat about the stadium improvements other than complain as a tenant. So that leaves coaches....I think we have the technicians we need to improve well enough to see 10+ wins in 2019, which will parlay into a Top 10 recruiting class and then the cycle continues into 2020. Rinse and repeat and suddenly you have 3-4 Top 10 classes, quality depth at most, if not all positions, and then finally consistency in landing a higher number of 4/5* players. Until we show we can do that year over year, as Clemson began to do, then we will remain mired where we are today.People need to stop pretending like Clemson was the little engine that could.
They were in the blue chip ratio when they won the NC. They continued to spend more and more money. Which allowed them to sign more and more elite coaches. Build their facilities up more and more.
Clemson didn’t just “slowly” do this. They basically got their alumni together and said, “get out your fucking checkbooks, because we’re about to become elite.”
Remember. Jumbo Fisher left FSU because they wouldn’t guarantee him they would spend like Clemson. They aren’t the underdog that just slowly built a foundation.