Well we have everything accomplished with the hotel and with the proximity to the two colleges done with. I am waiting on the contracts in my email and will hopefully have them by tomorrow to send on to Coach Paul. Today I am spending the day researching two other areas for schools to stop at so that we can possible do another meal swap along the way and while we are at Utica.
While searching the Erie, Pa area I found absolutely now colleges or universities that used the same food service so I decided to expand my search a little to the north and little back to the west. I started in the Buffalo area because it was not that much further from the Erie area. I called around at least 10 different schools to see what food services they used and unfortunately none of them used the same food service. So I decided to go back a little west toward Cleveland. I checked with 5 different schools around the Cleveland area and had zero luck with any of those schools either. So with zero prospects around those areas I decided to focus on the Utica area.
From talking with the offensive coordinator the previous day I had found out that Utica College actually uses the same food service as Ohio Northern. I thought to myself that this is great but what if they would not let us use the dining hall because of privacy reasons since we are getting ready to play them in football. So I decided to look around the area and found another community college that used the same food service so now at least we have a backup plan in place in case Utica would say no.
This concluded my week at Ohio Northern and I will be back in next week looking for something new and exciting to do. While others around me say what I am doing sounds boring, I laugh and tell them that this is actually very exciting because I am getting to setup the travel plans for the team and save the University money at the same time by negotiating great deals for them.