Days until FAU vs. Wagner on Aug. 31
No surprise in these recruiting budget numbers is there. FAU is tyring to run a FBS level football program and an entire "D1" athletic program on a shoestring - AND IT SHOWS IN A VERY BAD WAY!
That old addage is defnately true - "You get what you pay for"!
Due to its location, I think FAU can recruit in a frugal way and still be effective.
If i were FAU, I'd spend less on recruiting and more on facilities (which, in turn, helps recruiting)
gaowl, Arkansas State spent only slightly more than we did and went 10-2.
USF spent a comparatively small $180,000 less than FIU. Troy has spent less than we did and with the exception of last year has been a perennial contender.
Its not that hard to sell going to school in Florida. I would focus more on paying the coaches properly, keeping the facilities up to date.
Both ASU and USF had new Coaches too, it REALLY helps when the coaching staff gives a blank...that was one AWFUL lame duck season last year! But you are right too, pay the Coaches, but pay for serious recruiting too if you want to be a strong consistant program and sell 30,000 seats!
I think that given that most recruits drive to visit FAU , the budget can be on the low side. What shocks me is the FIU money. What can they be doing with all that money. Think about it, they have only been decent the last 2 seasons. That seems like a lot of money. When the money is tight, one seems to be more careful where it goes. I think Coach P is slowly moving in the right direction. He isn't shying away from making offers to big time kids. In the past, we thought they were out of reach. But this group of coaches don't .I like that.
Putting a good, competitive team on the field for one thing, unlike us in our 4 year slide off the face of the collegiate football map! Times change, you adapt or die and guess what we are doing in almost all sports at FAU presently!
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