Clemson will no longer use state planes for recruiting


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According to WIS, Clemson will halt the use of using state planes for recruiting even though Clemson says it saves the university money and makes money for the state.

Clemson's football coaches used the state plane for football recruiting. Between Jan. 1, 2012 and Feb. 28, 2013, Clemson coaches used the state planes 17 times at a cost of $68,332. After the legislature found out about Clemson's use of the state planes, the university stopped using them for football recruiting.

Clemson issued the following statement on the use of the state's planes:

"Prior to Feb 2011, Clemson owned two airplanes, one purchased with private funds by the Athletic Department and an older model generally used for other university official travel. In 2011, after a thorough cost analysis, a decision was made to sell the older plane rather than incur substantial costs for refurbishing or replacing it, and to utilize charter planes whenever the athletic department's plane was not available. Clemson and other state agencies have been encouraged to use state airplanes, which is good for us and for the state. Using state airplanes is less costly for us than owning a second plane, and our usage helps the state generate revenue to offset their fixed costs of owning, maintaining and staffing flight operations. The state charges a fixed-rate fee to agencies for their usage.

Whenever the athletic department utilized state planes, the cost was paid from revenues the department self-generates. The department does not receive any state appropriations, so South Carolina taxpayers have never subsidized recruiting trips.

According to Sports Information Director Tim Bourret, the football program has decided that it will no longer utilize state planes for recruiting purposes."

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Football Update: Clemson will no longer use state planes for recruiting
TigerNet News
Just call Winkopp and borrow his.
TS_Tiger®
Just go buy one and make sure it's solid orange.***
cutigersJD®
Yeah it doesn't take that long to drive into GA and get
acevans®
"WE DON'T NEED NO STINIKIN' PLANE!"
ClemsonTiger1988®
Then we can forget about realistic recruiting outside.....
Tiger77
Just climb on Morris's back. He'll fly them there.***
tiger co-op
Re: Just climb on Morris's back. He'll fly them there.***
BKendall36®
Somebody help me out...
homeslice1479®
This is a simple case of a few legislators.....
BigCUFan®
Re: This is a simple case of a few legislators.....
Motor City Bengal
Probably lease from someone without all the 'baggage'.***
SOLOS®
Re: Probably lease from someone without all the 'baggage'.***
homeslice1479®
Petty Cock fans
JSpears
Correct.***
SOLOS®
It is good for the state but bad publicity for us
MackDaddy®
anybody else pi$$ed that the state is allowing this mess?
Anonymous08®
Maybe Uncle T. Boone Pickens can give us one.***
El Swann®
Re: Football Update: Clemson will no longer use state planes for recruiting
OldTig
Re: Football Update: Clemson will no longer use state planes for recruiting
OldTig
Re: Football Update: Clemson will no longer use state planes for recruiting
Tigerkat
Oh look, another example of the lousy state of SC...
Completely Solid Orange®
I don't want to share a state with UGA or Tobacco Road
SquishyWaffle
Good.
ryanadidas®
Tax payers were not paying for it
SquishyWaffle
are you still a student ? clemson PAID the state for the
sgt tiger®
What a dumba$$...***
CM Shack
Remind me to ask you about the questions of life.***
tigerdrummer®
Did WIS write this?
TigerzzRoar®
WIS is about as screwed up as The State
hleapha
How embarrassing for the state government.
Swarley
Re: How embarrassing for the state government.
BigDinCtown
The former governor is the real travel abuser
TigerzzRoar®
Got an IDEA
Pawwed93
Re: Got an IDEA
MackDaddy®
Thanks you bunch of lawyer gamecock POS in the statehouse
attheesso®

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