“That’s a pro model, completely different.”

Boy, after reading this Larry Scott Q&A, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think everyone in college athletics was working for free.

“The money that is generated is invested back in student-athletes and programs and enhancements for fans and making sure the programs are successful going forward. What would happen — in my view — if this unionization effort or these pay for play lawsuits are successful and you had to go down this path with football student-athletes and men’s basketball student-athletes, what it would do is take all the resources that are available for these other sports away and that would be a big concern from my perspective…”

Larry, by the way, made more than $3 million in 2011-2, and currently is working under a five-year deal.  At least somebody’s getting pay for play.

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2 responses to ““That’s a pro model, completely different.”

  1. South FL Dawg

    I’m warming up to the “cost of” model, cost of attendance for athletes and cost of living for coaches and admin.

  2. AusDawg85

    And In the bowels of the class action litigation firms, para-legals are busy indexing and cataloging a Mr. Scott’s comments for future use against him and the NCAA.

    Those of us over 50 can remember a time before player strikes and free agency (no matter how noble the cause) when rooting for “your” team meant not just the city and the colors, but also the players who stayed mainly the same for years. They became “one of us” and not just mercenaries.

    One-and-done was the final nail in the coffin of college basketball for me. Don’t even watch it anymore…it’s not the game I grew up with. When a future Todd Gurley is able to transfer and play for Auburn for a “better deal” than after one year at UGA…and that’s going to happen…I’m afraid CFB will be dead to me too.

    There is a way to do this correctly. Sadly, none of the parties will ever be interested in it.

    Insert “Video Killed the Radio Star” song here. ;-(