If you’re mega-rich, would you use that money to sway Utah football’s fortunes?


  • #87410

    SalUteopia
    Ute Fan
    @saluteopia

    What transpired at University of Houston is crazy. Without the influence of their mega-booster Tilman Fertitta, Holgorsen doesn’t come to Houston.

    If you had Tilman Fertitta/ Phil Knight kind of money, how far would you go to improve the fortunes of Utah football?

    Follow-up question: Who is the closest to being our Phil Knight?

  • #87411
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    utahsportsguy
    Ute Fan
    @utahsportsguy

    I’ll be at that level in ~10 years. 

    • #87417
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      chinngiskhaan
      Ute Fan
      @chinngiskhaan

      Which multi billion dollar industry are you the king of?

    • #87430
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      Pace Manyung
      Ute Fan
      @a2ute

      Wow.. can you make that much selling essential oils?

  • #87418
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    AgouraUte
    Ute Fan
    @agouraute

    I stayed at a holiday inn express if that counts.

    • #87440

      SalUteopia
      Ute Fan
      @saluteopia

      You’re definitely closer than I am.

  • #87420
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    Utah
    Ute Fan
    @utah

    I don’t know. I’d have to do some extensive research into some of Utah’s…limitations…recruiting wise.

    If I felt that those could be overcome with money and marketing, I’d do it. Why the hell not? If those peculiarities were too…peculiar and not able to be overcome, then I would not.

    But, if I could give money to allow them to pay their HC 5+, their Coordinators 1+, upgrade facilities for the kids…why not?

    Again, assuming that I have 500-1 billion laying around with nothing to do with it…why wouldn’t I?

    It’s all Monopoly money at that point.

  • #87421
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    Grimmetal
    Ute Fan
    @grimmetal

    I’d return the NFL to San Diego first.

    Then I’d probably rebuild RES and Huntsman Center. Pay for a new coach? I’d have to believe he’d stick around long enough to install a dominant culture and winning etc etc.

  • #87422
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    UteThunder
    Ute Fan
    @utethunder

    If I had that kind of money, there’s three things I would do.

    1) I would donate enough money to set up an endowment for every athletic scholarship on campus, assuming this isn’t already the case.

    2) I would give the university enough money that they could attract top coaches and assistants in all sports. 

    3) I would pay for a retractable field similar to what the Arizona Cardinals have so that we could have a grass field we would use when the weather is nice and then have the current artificial surface we would use in bad weather. 

  • #87428
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    oc_ute
    Ute Fan
    @ocute

    spencer eccles is probably the richest living booster.

    • #87429
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      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      With as much dough as he has, you’d think he could afford an eyebrow trim.

      • #87447

        dystopiamembrane
        Ute Fan
        @dystopiamembrane

        You’d also think he could have his childhood home relocated to Pakistan while his father, played by Rip Torn, is still asleep inside the home. Or, or….he could get Bajoran noseridge markings, or he could start a twitch channel which follows whales around.

    • #87439
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      SalUteopia
      Ute Fan
      @saluteopia

      Easy for me to say, but Uncle Spencer needs to up his game.

  • #87435
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    Dugway
    Ute Fan
    @dugway

    I’m not going to lie, when I first heard about cold fusion, my first thought was about finally having a well funded athletic program!

    • #87442
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      dystopiamembrane
      Ute Fan
      @dystopiamembrane

      I was taking a gen chem course from Ronald O. Ragsdale. An organization took out a full page ad in the Chronicle which indicated that there was some measurable energy creation during the experiments.

      Ragsdale walked into class, holding the paper open to that ad, and loudly said, “Bulls**t!”
      That was my most memorable experience in the Henry Eyring Building.

  • #87438

    dystopiamembrane
    Ute Fan
    @dystopiamembrane

    Only if I am able to rename the stadium “I got a classics degree from here!”

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