This'll be nice, but it won't make up for the recruiting pool problem, wherein Baylor must compete with Texas, A&M, Tech, OU, and OSU.
I was talking with a colleague today who pretty much holds church and faith in contempt. We were talking about the reasons why, and he commented that megachurches with lavish facilities seem so opposed to the actual message of Christianity. "Why do they spend so much money on swimming pools and fancy buildings?" he asked. "Because they want a safe place," I replied. We talked about how so many churches spend money on unnecessary things while people starve on the other side of the world, and the difference between American cultural Christianity and the message of Christ. "When it comes to money, most Christians ignore the Bible," he said.
It's hard to argue with that. It's hard to defend my own complicity on the point. It's even harder to believe that it's justified for a Baptist university to spend $34 million dollars on three practice fields and a pool. And it's even more impossible to explain to my friend why he'd want to have anything to do with us on that point.