by Travis Normand
Why do I feel so obligated to point out the crazy statements made by those in the college football profession? I don’t know either, but here I go again.
The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared today at CBSSPorts.com. [Emphasis added]
April 17, 2013
. . . “I think it’s in a bad place right now. It’s in a bad place for a variety of reasons. We’ve allowed it to become money driven. We’ve allowed it to become TV driven. We’ve allowed athletic programs or football programs to mean more to a university than what the university is really supposed to be all about.”
. . . “The last I heard, we were educational institutions,” Snyder said. “Certainly there is an education that takes place in football, and I understand all the parameters. But it’s not driven by values; it’s driven by dollars and cents.”
. . . In January, the 73-year-old coach signed a new five-year contract worth $14.75 million.
So you can probably see where I am going with this. In fact, it’s so obvious that I am going to keep this pretty short.
Yes, the man who will be making $14.75 million over the next five years (to coach football) is saying college athletics is too money driven.
I really don’t have a problem with a coach making this much money, but if Snyder thinks that college athletics is too money driven, then I guess we can expect to see him giving some of that money back, right?