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New Football Locker Room
Jennifer Clark ‏@Coachswife93
New, beautiful lockers going in the new UAB locker room!!!! Looks awesome!!! Go Blazers!!!
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06-24-2014 03:17 PM
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Wow those look nice!
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These look great! It looks like they are going to be as nice as the basketball locker room upgrade was.

Well done! I understand the locker room took over the meeting room next to the football offices and they're adding a player's lounge. Past time, and I thank Coach Clark for whatever leverage he brought to bear to make it happen.

Now let's get that practice field turf done. Maybe we can dream of an indoor practice field one of these days. If we can't get the OCS maybe we can just keep getting better one step at a time.

That's got to help our recruiting as well.
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Yeah, it's a HUGE upgrade for sure. They installed new carpet in the locker room yesterday.
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(06-24-2014 03:23 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  These look great! It looks like they are going to be as nice as the basketball locker room upgrade was.

Well done! I understand the locker room took over the meeting room next to the football offices and they're adding a player's lounge. Past time, and I thank Coach Clark for whatever leverage he brought to bear to make it happen.

Now let's get that practice field turf done. Maybe we can dream of an indoor practice field one of these days. If we can't get the OCS maybe we can just keep getting better one step at a time.

That's got to help our recruiting as well.

Agreed, any improvements we get help with recruiting. I think the practice field turf needs to happen next.
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(06-24-2014 03:27 PM)jcduncan13 Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 03:23 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  These look great! It looks like they are going to be as nice as the basketball locker room upgrade was.

Well done! I understand the locker room took over the meeting room next to the football offices and they're adding a player's lounge. Past time, and I thank Coach Clark for whatever leverage he brought to bear to make it happen.

Now let's get that practice field turf done. Maybe we can dream of an indoor practice field one of these days. If we can't get the OCS maybe we can just keep getting better one step at a time.

That's got to help our recruiting as well.

Agreed, any improvements we get help with recruiting. I think the practice field turf needs to happen next.

+1
Cut down on those turf related injuries, and how often practice has to be moved to Legion Field.
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I think an indoor practice facility needs to be the next thing that happens. If it were me I would hold off on the turf one more season and put it in the indoor facility. This is critical for not only the obvious but recruiting.
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(06-24-2014 03:37 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  I think an indoor practice facility needs to be the next thing that happens. If it were me I would hold off on the turf one more season and put it in the indoor facility. This is critical for not only the obvious but recruiting.

Is this an actual possibility?"...being discussed internally?
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Such as it is my thoughts are that we'd need to go turf now w/ long term plans to do an indoor facility once things have improved. How many times have we had to move practice to LF/BSU due to rain/drainage problems on the current grass field? I think going to turf now is a quick cheap investment that will pay dividends in recruiting that I don't think the BOT would have any problems approving.
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Yes it is a very real possibility.
The location for the turf is the same location an indoor facility would go. Put turf in now and you rip it up to install the indoor facility. Those concrete footings that support the steel structure have to go somewhere.........

How about repairing the existing field by installing proper drainage, (has to be done anyway), then fixing the surface? Then start work on a facility for adverse weather.

UAB has limited funds and must spend it wisely.

Just my opinion. ;-)

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(06-24-2014 04:04 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Yes it is a very real possibility.
The location for the turf is the same location an indoor facility would go. Put turf in now and you rip it up to install the indoor facility. Those concrete footings that support the steel structure have to go somewhere.........

How about repairing the existing field by installing proper drainage, (has to be done anyway), then fixing the surface? Then start work on a facility for adverse weather.

UAB has limited funds and must spend it wisely.

Just my opinion. ;-)

Put me in charge and I'll really **** the place up!

I agree. If you put the proper drainage on a grass field, it becomes playable almost all the time, even in rain. Only a huge rain event would make it not playable.

An indoor facility helps because you don't have to worry about lightning and such. Also, it is a great simulator of a dome.
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RE: New Football Locker Room
Wasn't I told in another thread that "UAB has more land now than it knows what to do with"? Why is one small spot the only place to put an all weather practice facility so we should wait on installing turf since it would have to be torn up for that facility? If the former statement is true, then there is plenty of room for BOTH right now and the only hold up for each is the funding.

Build what UAB needs to have right now and then build elsewhere for what it needs later.
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Each new football coach gets something new. Callaway got the new weight room. McGee got the new coach's offices. Clark gets the new locker rooms. The next new coach will get the indoor practice facility.
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The new coach's office was a fresh coat of paint and unplugging the toilet.
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Auburn has a mammoth indoor practice facility flanked by two nice grass practice fields. UGA has a glorified indoor to outdoor driving range disguised as an indoor facility. But when the garage doors open you will find three beautiful practice fields, 1 grass and two beautiful brand new synthetic fields.

They both have nice field houses with adequate meeting space for the team and position groups, nice training areas/weight rooms, nice locker rooms, state of the art recovery equipment, and PLAYERS REC/LOUNGE areas.

Point... Indoor practice facility overrated, players and recruits pay more attention to the things both schools share. Fan support, student attendance, atmosphere, and corporate support relies more on having an on campus stadium which would lead to more revenue. More revenue leads to the ability to bring in more recruits and expose them to your great facilities. Better recruits leads to better players which leads to winning. Winning adds fuel to the cycle.
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(06-24-2014 04:04 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Yes it is a very real possibility.
The location for the turf is the same location an indoor facility would go. Put turf in now and you rip it up to install the indoor facility. Those concrete footings that support the steel structure have to go somewhere.........

How about repairing the existing field by installing proper drainage, (has to be done anyway), then fixing the surface? Then start work on a facility for adverse weather.

UAB has limited funds and must spend it wisely.

Just my opinion. ;-)

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(06-24-2014 05:45 PM)UAB?IAB Wrote:  Auburn has a mammoth indoor practice facility flanked by two nice grass practice fields. UGA has a glorified indoor to outdoor driving range disguised as an indoor facility. But when the garage doors open you will find three beautiful practice fields, 1 grass and two beautiful brand new synthetic fields.

They both have nice field houses with adequate meeting space for the team and position groups, nice training areas/weight rooms, nice locker rooms, state of the art recovery equipment, and PLAYERS REC/LOUNGE areas.

Point... Indoor practice facility overrated, players and recruits pay more attention to the things both schools share. Fan support, student attendance, atmosphere, and corporate support relies more on having an on campus stadium which would lead to more revenue. More revenue leads to the ability to bring in more recruits and expose them to your great facilities. Better recruits leads to better players which leads to winning. Winning adds fuel to the cycle.

I hear you, but we aren't competing with AU and UGA. We are competing with USM, MTSU, WKU, Memphis, and Cincy. An indoor facility matters.
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(06-24-2014 04:49 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  The new coach's office was a fresh coat of paint and unplugging the toilet.

And that was more than he deserved.
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(06-24-2014 07:58 PM)the Dragon Wrote:  
(06-24-2014 05:45 PM)UAB?IAB Wrote:  Point... Indoor practice facility overrated, players and recruits pay more attention to the things both schools share. Fan support, student attendance, atmosphere, and corporate support relies more on having an on campus stadium which would lead to more revenue. More revenue leads to the ability to bring in more recruits and expose them to your great facilities. Better recruits leads to better players which leads to winning. Winning adds fuel to the cycle.

I hear you, but we aren't competing with AU and UGA. We are competing with USM, MTSU, WKU, Memphis, and Cincy. An indoor facility matters.

More than that, as things stand if it rains they have to pack up the gear and the team and bus it all over to Legion Field simply to get a practice in. An IPF will let them get more work in without going through all kinds of waste motion.

Having one also makes a statement about the state of and support for our program. No, we won't have UA or AU or UGA level facilities. No one with a brain expects us to. What we do need is decent facilities that are on a competitive level with our conference mates and other teams that we recruit against.
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Another plus for the indoor facility, it's something everyone will see. The weight room is nice, i'm sure the locker rooms will be nice, but someone driving down university doesn't know they exist. An indoor practice field is a visible monument to an increased investment in football, something we have never really had.
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