An Open Letter to the New CU Athletic Director
Dear Mr. George,
First and foremost, welcome back to Boulder and the Buff Nation! Your last stint with the University of Colorado, 1987-91, was one of the most successful periods in the program’s history. Let’s hope that you are able to pilot the school to similar heights as CU’s sixth full-time athletic director.
The reason for my writing concerns the “front porch” of the University, the football program. It is not my intention to diminish the accomplishments nor the needs of the other programs under your tutelage. However, as all things good for the other programs (read: $$$) stem from the success of the Buffs in the fall, football must be your top priority (Just one side note: Feel free to tape a Post-It, “Whatever Tad wants, Tad gets”, to a corner on your desk).
When you first came to the CU campus in 1987, the worst stretch in team history was a still healing wound. Prior to the down years between 1979 and 1984, Colorado had neve...