I try to keep to a rule of never posting when angry, so I waited a couple of days (which has not been easy considering the magnitude of this issue).
We’ve always been on borrowed time spending-wise, while trying to prove ourselves P5 worthy on the field every year.
The only thing that’s changed since yesterday is the timeframe for such continued spending. While I don’t know the specific numbers, I’m hoping we can sustain it for a few years more.
What’s put us at the top of the G5 pecking order is our Top 10 finish last year, CTH, and facilities. A couple of years more of such Top 10 finishes will make us (IMHO) simply too attractive not to be picked up by a P5.
From a tactical point of view, as far as what we can control in this regard, we must pony up whatever it takes to keep CTH here and stay in the Top 10 for the next couple of years.
I’m glad we’re making it clear to CTH that before he accepts any deal elsewhere, that he let us know and we’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.
I know it won’t be sustainable forever, but then again, hopefully another couple of Top 10 finishes from now, it will no longer be an issue.