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