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slapshot Wrote:rocketbandman ~ The University of Findlay started a Division One program from scratch and got competitive real quick. The whole deal is dependent on who the school would hire. The head guy and his assistants make or break the entire program. Of course it takes some luck in recruiting, just like it does in all of the sports at this level.
Bleedinorange, you are so right about T Flannigan, what an individual he was and stood for. But, losing him was only one small piece of the slow ride down. Unfortunately, it is always many things that happen when a program slides. If it was just one, they could push the button and reverse direction over night. Imop, the biggest factor in bg's slide was, as I said earlier, the big boys got serious about hockey, and started pouring the bucks into it. Arena's, budgets, etc. It's very easy to see who wins at the Pro Level, the teams that spend the most money. LIkewise in college, the teams that have the most, end up at the top.
Slapshot shoots, he scores!!
Great points. I've mentioned my buddy before who is an associate V.P. in the athletic department at The Ohio State Uni......oh whatever, and he was the one responsible for the fund raising for their new arena. The "Schott" I think? The prick even tried to hit me up for some $$$'s. Yeah right, Go Blue!!
Anyway, as soon as the new facility was completed, lo and behold, their program went straight up. Kids went there because of the facility and because of the name of the institution. How can BG or any mid-major compete with that?
Wings gonna take it all this year?
|04-07-2004 06:17 PM