Irv Brown and Joe Williams have long been considered some of the top experts in Denver in the area of college football, so it has to be disconcerting for Colorado State Rams fans after the pair suggested on their radio show Wednesday that CSU might have made a mistake in building their new on-campus stadium.
Brown’s biggest question is, “Can CSU fill the new stadium?”
During their discussion on college football, which included talk about the Colorado Buffaloes needing to do a better job locking up top local recruits, a caller joked that he saw more CSU fans watching the game at a local bar than in the stadium recently.
The comment was in jest, but Brown couldn’t help but agree. He says he doesn’t know how CSU is going to be able to fill the stadium in part because of the competition they face. With Mountain West opponents like Utah State and New Mexico State on the docket every other year, Brown says those kinds of foes won’t be enough to excite the general public into filling the stadium.
There’s a strong contingent of Rams fans who want to see the green and gold make a move to the Big 12 or another power conference. Will it ever happen? Mark Knudson recently examined that topic.
As for Irv and Joe, they’re rooting for the Rams, but have their concerns.
Listen to the full discussion, plus some World Series talk, in the podcast below.