Re: 2012 UC Football Official Thread
I'm a little late to this party but whatever.
As A UC student I don't think PBS is the answer. UC needs to start selling out Nippert consistently before there is talk of that, and furthermore an expansion of nipper would be more desirable. It will be tight however they do it, but IMO they need to knock out the old press box and build a massive 2 tier deck on that side that expands into the food court floor of TUC. you could have that floor just look out into the stadium and it would allow for the use of that facility to help alleviate some of the food and pee line complaints. A 42000 seat expanded Nippert is a much more profitable venture for UC than entering into any agreement with Mike Brown. UC makes no money off of the in stadium advertising or the concessions when they play at PBS. Furthermore a 40,000+ seat Nippert with some luxury boxes is perfectly acceptable in any conference that's not the SEC.
Secondly on selling out Nipper, look, this isnt Knoxville Tennessee, there are 2 professional sports teams, and 2 quality D1 basketball teams and a host of other timesinks to compete with. Very few people are going to want to fork over their hard earned cash to see Fordham's football team, or Rutgers for that matter. If UC can find its way into the ACC or the Big 12, and win, then there will be better attendance.
Also, Butch Jones is going to get destroyed in the SEC. His recruiting base is in the midwest and the way the SEC is today makes winning at Tennessee that much harder. There just isn't a good backyard for recruiting there and its not like the 90s and early 2000s where they could reach into the deep south when some of those programs were down. He'll be coaching in the MAC again in 5 years.