New Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham has big aspirations for the football program at CSU...hundred million dollar aspirations to be more specific.
Graham has a vision of a $100 million on-campus stadium that will act as a "game changer" for the football program. The vision also includes a plan to make it more than just a football venue, Graham also said that he wants the new stadium to be a gathering place for students, where they enjoy a cup of coffee in a plaza overlooking the field on their way to class.
Graham believes that part of the reason CSU has lacked a football tradition is because of the location of its off-campus stadium. While Graham says that there is no timeline for the new stadium, it should still be a huge draw as the program looks for their next head coach.
"It's kind of a chicken and an egg issue. By having an on-campus stadium that kind of generates those kinds of traditions, it can enhance our ability to recruit and drive better results for our football program."
Clearly Graham has huge aspirations. Not entirely in line with where the program is currently though. Guys we have spoken with tell us that despite the current issues with the program, there is significant interest in the job. We'll keep you posted on who really get's involved.