“It’s our job to teach them how to make a living at the university and not to give them their living at the university.”

Brian Cook does a nice job skewering David Shaw’s company man defense of the collegiate model here.

The system has been very good to David Shaw. It’s time David Shaw and the others that have profited so extravagantly off the enterprise of college sports stop acting like it’s a failure if the athletes actually playing those sports get the living they’ve earned, not just some vague promise that it’ll all pay off eventually if they stop complaining and keep playing for the millionaires.

But allow me to take things a step further.  In a world in which Auburn just finished shelling out almost $9 million in buyouts of the contracts of Gene Chizik and his staff – and ran up an operating deficit of close to $1 million in doing so – why is it a given that the schools are any smarter handling the money than the players would be?

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3 responses to ““It’s our job to teach them how to make a living at the university and not to give them their living at the university.”

  1. W Cobb Dawg

    David Shaw, aka Hamster Tollhouse Cookie LaBrea IV, – heir to the tarpit fortune. He just doesn’t get it.

  2. 69Dawg

    You would think that some of these millionaire coaches would be embarrassed enough to just STFU about player’s getting just a small taste. Apparently, Shaw feels his middle class white boy school kids don’t need no damn money.