Monday, January 12, 2015
I will admit that I do watch a little bit of college football. It's a decent way to spend part of a Saturday afternoon. I know the teams and the major players.
However, I don't feel good about it. Show me a major college football program that hasn't been in trouble with the NCAA for something.
The "football first" mentality has gotten a lot of schools in hot water. Yet, the abuses continue.
Michigan is paying Jim Harbaugh $35 million dollars, plus incentives and bonuses. You wonder how many low income students could have been helped with that money. I'm sure Michigan could have found a coach just as good for half the price.
Of course, some will argue a successful football program makes money. It gives the school attention and prestige.
Forgive me for believing a school's one and only function should be educating students.
AT 12:00 AM