TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati waded into the Twitter comments on Wednesday and came out alive. We learned some interesting things from the interaction.
Donati has felt beer sales during baseball games at Lupton Stadium have been a positive, and the university is looking into possibly expanding beer sales at Amon G. Carter and Schollmaier Arena.
But there are several factors that go into a decision of that magnitude. For instance, the popular in/out policy that allows fans go to the parking lot to tailgate during halftime of football games would go away.
Donati says the project is 30-40 days behind schedule, due to the unusual amount of rain we had last fall.
“In the fall, because we had a rainy season, it put us behind 30 or 40 days behind,” Donati said in the live video. “We’re working like crazy to get that in time for the season. We had two of the rainiest months in our history so that didn’t help. It will be difficult to predict [the completion date] right now because we need a significant break.”
Jamie Dixon says expectations haven’t changed for his team, despite the attrition.
Asked if expectations had to be changed given the team’s attrition, Dixon said: “No, it certainly hasn’t and I certainly hope that nobody is using that as an excuse either. I don’t think that’s the case.
“It’s about the team. The chemistry. The commitment. The sacrifices. It’s what everybody puts in there. Sometimes you have to do a little bit more than, whether it be minutes, probably going to play more minutes than guys anticipated, but nobody complains about that as far as players.”
Dixon, while admitting that this is the most attrition he’s ever seen, knows that it was always going to be a tough road.
“I don’t look at [this stretch] that way,” Dixon said. ”We’ve had these guys on the road in similar stretches. It’s part of the conference. I don’t look at anything more daunting or troubling.”