So when the head coach for Colorado State's basketball team said he had high hopes for his team it should be a good thing, right? But not in this case...
I am going to assume he meant it as a joke, but in this day and age he has to know that things like this will be taken by the media and blogo-sphere and spread far and wide.
As harmless as the comment was intended to be it is pretty stupid for the head coach of a college program to say something like that. Most folks will probably blow it off, but there will be some who will look at it and think this guy promotes drug use.
They will not be too happy about it and not too eager to send their 6'6'' sons to play for him.