I dunno, maybe they get a kickback from the Bowl Championship Series for being able to stand in front of a press conference with a straight face and tell reporters a Div. I Football Playoff would "hurt the academics" for the players.LOL! What kind of endorsements would the College Presidents get away?
Here's just one example that I remember reading about:I just find it amusing that our state laws restrict how much coaches salaries can be from the state, but have no restrictions on how much they can make from other sources. So they are often paid 3, 4, 5 times their base salaries for participating in the weekly radio call-in show, stumping for the local car dealers, etc. In most cases its a carefully orchestrated package of benefits to make it somewhat competitive with other programs that don't have similar restraints on the base pay. I don't have a problem with them making whatever the market will allow, I just think the State should stop being silly about it. The money still comes from the Athletic Department, whether it gets funneled through an "advertising deal" or paid directly.
Appropriate? I don't know. Too high? At public schools, yes!Do you think their pay is appropriate?