In yet another area where college football programs have to fork out cash to stay competitive, facilities are big business, especially when national signing day rolls around.
Yes, what better way to dazzle a young recruit than by blowing his mind with digs that look more like MTV’s Cribs than the smelly old locker room of the past?
The clear advantage top-notch facilities give programs like Oregon, Tennessee and Oklahoma State mean that teams that haven’t made the investment are recruiting with a handicap.
It’s important to remember that like all things in college football, facilities are relative. In other words, you can’t expect Marshall to have the same caliber amenities as, say, Alabama or even Vanderbilt.
With this in mind, here’s a handful of BCS programs who need to get out their checkbooks to keep up with their specific set of the Joneses.