Borman said the construction can start as soon as all the money is pledged to the project and that there remains a chance it could be finished in time for the 2014 season, though it seems more likely to happen in time for the 2015 season.
Holgorsen, of course, would like it as soon as possible, but that would be a tight turnaround since the project requires building an extension off the southwest corner of the football complex. It's unlikely, though not impossible and not something the MAC has stopped thinking or talking about when they work with donors.
"We have a plan in place, and we have for some time now, about how we're planning on completing the next phase of football renovations," Borman said. "What Dana said Tuesday, to be honest, gives us some talking points.
"Maybe some people we've talked to have read about it in the newspaper or have heard what he had to say, and maybe that's a call to action for them, but at the end of the day, it's still our team's job to go out there and see the do what we can to get those pledges."
After that, Holgorsen can have artificial turf on the practice field that's now all grass and is good for all of two weeks before it's thoroughly trampled in the summer.
That could happen sooner than a meeting room, not only because it's an easier project with a smaller price tag, but because that money is more likely to come from a source that isn't the MAC. Perhaps its conference revenue or income from IMG, but it doesn't make much sense to take from the MAC.
The MAC would probably want donations aimed at the meeting room to get that finished promptly, but donors would probably want their money to go toward that, too. Really, would a donor rather take a son or a grandson on a tour of the artificial turf a donation made possible or would the little one be more impressed seeing the meeting room his dad or grandpa helped fund?
As it stands now, the MAC is working solely on the new meeting room. It has some renderings to convince donors and prospective donors that their money is going to the right ideas. Those visions can close some deals and conceive others.
"Based on Dana's comments, everything I've heard is that not everyone can help, but they're at least very interested to hear or to see what our plan is to try to put this process in motion," Borman said. "They want to be a part of making sure that Dana has the facilities to be competitive."
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