I saw this article earlier on the top of the ESPN College Football page and thought it sounded more interesting than any of David Ubben's articles so I decided to read through it. It was a little long, but it had a lot of interesting points about UCF's rise from the school's FOUNDING in 1968 through the football team's start in 1979. Later the article goes on to say about how the school has spent over a billion dollars recently to vault the school to new heights.
Those new heights include increasing their student enrollment by 12,000 from 2004 through 2010 (to a total of 56,235!), going from being a commuter school to an actual university, building all new sports complexes, having their football team win 11 games this past year, and having their football, mens basketball, and both soccer teams ranked in the top 25 in the past few years.
This school just seems to know what it wants, and how it wants to go about getting those results. I just wanted to see what all of you thought and why our school, which has been around for almost 90 years, isn't being as proactive and more reactive.
Now, our situation is a little different, but i don't think that we should just NOW be trying to go all out to become tier 1. That should have been our plan years and years ago. I don't know though. Discuss away.