Red hot Meet and greet
owl in training saidI'm guessing still no word on starting qbPosted On: Aug 22nd 2016, 1:59 PM
I got my money on Parr, but I think Driskel might get the nod… In other words, I have no clue.
We are going to win with defense and running the ball and Driskle provides experience.
Driskle also showed real signs of being a QB last year despite a poor OC.
One thing I liked about Schnellenberger's system was giving the backup time to play, usually in the second quarter IIRC. That way he doesn't run off because he's "not getting any playing time" and at the same time getting game experience for when the starter goes down or he outright replaces him. I know some don't like that because it disrupts a QB's flow but that always made a lot of sense to me and I wish we'd do that here with Parr if he's not #1.
The Applicant Submittal list is out and there are 13 names on it.
USMCOWL saidDidn't get a chance to ask AD Pat Chun how the selection process is going for a architect for the athletic center.Posted On: Aug 21st 2016, 5:17 PM
Some of them - like Borrelli & Partners, VIA Design Studios - don't seem to have true websites with their portfolio up.
MC Harry is the architect behind our Breezeway project and let's just say it's been a bumpy relationship. I would not want them in charge of this project, personally.
HKS collaborated on our stadium. Gallo Herbert did our Caf expansion. Zyscovich did Parking Garage 3. LEO A Daly did the new Student Union rendering I shopped around here a little while back that would have taken over the Administration building.
I like Harvard Jolly a lot.
HOK is obviously a beast, having designed a lot of athletic facilities in their day. Crawford and Gensler are fine too.
…yep. Harvard Jolly and HOK probably my top 2 then.
You know, when some of the Big Boys - like Oregon and Alabama - decided to add new football centers, they got cutting edge athletic facilities. I know people want to argue that we're limited on funds (not arguing that) and it could look like a gutted out airplane hangar for all some people care, but remember this is a facility that is supposed to sell four star athletes on coming here. Details matter. It needs to be impressive. You want a firm that understands this is as much about selling our program and our university as it is about training athletes.
There are a lot of architecture firms out there that have given us crappy designs (GPT, anyone?). This is not the time for that.
both Kelly and Chun have personal experience from 2 of the top 10 facilities on the planet, so they know what amazing looks like.
Do it right guys!! We only get one shot.
8 wins and a top 3 facility in the state (FSU and UF have a lot of nice things, but we can easily beat the rest when it comes to "stuff") puts us in a great position to dominate CUSA in the future or during expansion talks