Please elaborate, OSU had their largest freshman class in history this year oh and T BOONE
Well, do you know where 28% of the endowment went? They had invested heavily in T. Boone's hedge funds.
I guess that entire Athletic Village has been built by now hasn't it. The new Spears building that they cram down all of our throats that they're pushing current students to donate to, is a sign of weak fundraising.
The Student Union remodel really only expanded the bookstore to sell more retail goods and reconfigure the fast food outlets in the building to get a better contract.
The Vet school got on the wrong side of Mrs. Pickens and they're suffering by pandering to a handful of big donors, much like Burns and Holder will learn.
A big freshman class isn't that impressive. Everywhere has large freshmen classes, the thing is OSU hasn't had to put kids in hotels because they ran out of space, they're not building new dorms, and the other schools in the state are growing just as fast. NSU, UCO, and even SWOSU are seeing enrollment jumps.
The $ that was put into the Spears building and the Riata center a year ago, will go for nothing when they tear it down to build the new one whenever they get the funds. The one thing they do really, really good at OSU is agricultural sciences and the business side of it is parallel with the SSB, not integrated as it should be.
There's a number of quality boosters at OSU, but nothing like the support he'd receive at Arkansas. Gundy's salary isn't top 10 btw. It ranks as 15 this season according to coacheshotseat. Here's a link to his contract LINK
One of the driving factors people overlook. At OSU he's just the coach of Okie Light, at Arkansas he's in the SEC, and he's the #1 celeb in the state instantly. He'll captain of the flagship and have an entire state's support with bigger and better facilities and a better airport in XNA. He won't have to resort to getting ferried in subpar aircraft like OSU coaches have had to do in the past.