Football a long way off for FGCU
In case you missed Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra's pregame news conference Wednesday, it consisted of this: look left, look right, look left, look right. And then he found the nearest exit. None of the media throng had any questions.
Finally, after eight months of answering the same questions (How will you stop the opponent's offense? Will you try to push the pace? How is Dwyane Wade's knee?), Spoelstra didn't have to repeat himself.
FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw has felt a little like an NBA coach, but he only had to face one question over and over: when will FGCU start a football program?
Here are some of his answers: not in the immediate future, not during my tenure, not within the next decade, not until someone makes a huge donation, faster than Harvard (which took just 237 years to begin its football program).
"With the success of our men's and women's basketball teams, I get the football question less and less," Bradshaw said. "We're going to have football. It's not if; it's a matter of when."
So when is that "when?"
"If we don't have it within 10 years, we'll be well into the planning stages," Bradshaw said.
— Dave Breitenstein