Man On A Mission: What took so long? He's been dreadful.So... who's the next coach? Gruden? Kelly? Frost? Mullen?
Omnivorous: His buyout is around $8.5 million. In total, if all of Jones' assistants are let go, this move could cost the university up to $13 million dollars.We have structural problems in college football. The coaches are the highest paid public officials in most states; the money is overwhelmingly corrupting; it is a business (as the development league for professional sports) that doesn't match the academic mission; and the players don't even receive any compensation.
buzzcut73: Man On A Mission: What took so long? He's been dreadful.So... who's the next coach? Gruden? Kelly? Frost? Mullen?Mike Riley will be available soon.
WoodyHayes: Omnivorous: His buyout is around $8.5 million. In total, if all of Jones' assistants are let go, this move could cost the university up to $13 million dollars.We have structural problems in college football. The coaches are the highest paid public officials in most states; the money is overwhelmingly corrupting; it is a business (as the development league for professional sports) that doesn't match the academic mission; and the players don't even receive any compensation.You'll get no argument out of me in regards to a lack of player compensation which is comparable to what they help to bring in but free tuition in addition to stipends is not chump change.As far as the salaries of coaches go, big boy programs could pay head coaches far more than ten million dollars a year and still get a deal on the whole thing compared to what those coaches bring in.Football at big boy programs fund all of the other sports that nobody cares about with the exception of a relative handful. I love Ohio State hockey and baseball but I am under no illusions that they are self-sufficient and do not have their existence to owe to anything other than football alone.Kansas basketball, for as much of a blueblood as it is, was and remains irrelevant in terms of money. There is a reason that Kansas as an athletic department was ignored during the latest round of conference hopping. Kansas football is irrelevant which makes Kansas itself irrelevant when it comes to our specific topic.Ohio State's Athletic Department is in the black. After football money goes to fund the largest number of scholarship sports in the country (at least as of two years or so ago) it gives some of whst is leftover back to the university itself. This is the norm for big boy programs.Athletic success raises the number and quality of kids applying to that college, that has been shown to be true time and time again.While your heart is in the right place I think it is somewhat misdirected.Also...ATTN TENNESSEE FANS: I will repeat my offer to lift the curse off Tennessee football if and when Phil Fulmer's fat cheating ass is delivered, alive so that he can be tortured, to the fifty yard line of Ohio Stadium. Your penance will continued to be paid until restitution and justice have been done, the fate of Tennessee football continues to be in your hands.
damn yanks: Those manipulative extortionist are not the ones that bring in the money. It's the players and the game. The better the program the bigger a cheat their coach is.
AdamK: He might not have been the best coach and maybe went 0-6 vs. the sec this year but he's got a 5 star heart and is a champion of life, brick by brick baby.
cefm: Jones wasn't good. But I think Tennessee needs to take a hard look at itself and re-set its expectations. It hasn't been truly a major player in college football in over 20 years. You can't just turn that around overnight. They need to set expectations a lot lower, and take baby steps back to respectability.
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