Spence wrote:I don’t have a problem with someone getting what they can get salary wise. What I have a problem with is the schools letting these guys get away with what they do. Good for Florida State for sending him on their way. Considering Fisher roamed the sidelines at a time when both Florida and Miami were down, he didn’t do as well as he should have done. He won’t bring A&M a national title IMO, especially if Texas starts getting back to national prominence.
There is a difference between a coach getting whatever he can and schools paying whatever they can, a part of the free market concept, and the reason this can happen. I understand there is no Federal subsidization of college athlete...which, of course, is not true. Take Federal subsidization of Colleges and see what would happen to athletic departments, e.g. buying the right to purchase tickets is 80% tax deductible, the list is nauseously interminable. When you have the economic inequality we have, with a demand for a two family income and an infinite list of social ills promoted by government taxation policies, enough is enough. (Will be glad to continue my diatribes in off-topic...but today if football day and for today, "let them eat cake." Or for my friends South of the Mason-Dixon line, "Let them eat whole grain biscuits à la no more grits!"