If there is an influx of money, maybe we can use more money to help with NILs that other schools seems to be beating us badly at, besides the Ross Ade renovations.
Forward thinking is not what Purdue does best. Spend on NILs in whichever way you can make that work .. the facility money will come.
to win this chess game I’d prioritize it this way:
> current Stars
> incoming recruits and likely future impact players .. so if you’re Garrett Miller and you may blow up this year, let’s get out in front, offer you a deal that’s disproportionately high vs teammates of similar current impact.. then give you the understanding that we will mfing get out in front of things again next year
> transfers that we don’t normally get. After making sure aiden Oconnell and cam Allen and Garrett Miller are taken care of.. I wanna take a big chunk of money and say “Purdue can’t typically get a top RB because of the chicken before the egg thing.. okay fine, we can’t buy a whole team like Ohio state but let’s go out and spend disproportionately to get that RB then pair him with what brohm always brings.” If Joey Harris was transferring out of Illinois now I brake the bank to get him, a prime offensive lineman then a prime pash rusher if I can afford it. If Ohio state has enough to buy 85 players and I can afford to buy ten players from elsewhere I’m spending that money on THREE but it’s gonna be ryan Kerrigan, Kelly butler and Joey Harris. 7 figures each.
> good players who COULD depart but for whom Purdue doesn’t have a close replacement. So if Jalen Graham has a great fourth year and our replacement is nowhere near him as a player, I consider offering disproportionately high deals to him, cam allen, Milton Wright, Marvin grant and on and on. I walk in the room and present a deal that’s so good, it can only be beat by one of those guys thinking they are a sure fire first rounder.
everyone else on the team gets an amount so low that they are either being told to transfer or join one of those other groups. So 4 years ago 46 would get told her gets nada