“The indoor practice facility is used for I think the best case scenario is when you have lightning. We do have an area where we can go and as we know it’s a summer, early fall instance here. So we have a place to go, but we can go right back out on those two full practice fields of turf and not miss a beat. If we didn’t have those fields down there, yes, I can see where practicing on the grass, you would tear grass up, but in the last three years, yeah, we’ve had some days where you can go inside, but those you can count them on two hands. That’s an investment that’s probably in the neighborhood of 20 million dollars. I’m not so sure that’s something is a wise expense at this time. It’s something that was not a priority several years ago and it’s really not a priority right now.”
I’ve never been convinced an indoor facility is as big a deal as some make it out to be. Florida doesn’t have one either, and the Gators don’t seem to have been worse off for the experience. But I get why Richt and Murray would like one. It’s just that the topic has been beaten to death and nobody’s rushing to tap the precious… er, capital reserve funds. Not gonna happen.
In related news, water is still wet.