More tales from a weak economy:
At the University of Maryland, Ralph Friedgen may keep his job after a 2-9 record in 2009 that will mark his fourth losing season in the last six years because the school simply may not be able to afford to pay his buyout if he’s fired. That’s a novel way to ensure job security for a head coach.
And in the big picture, the Wiz speculates that money pressure ultimately may cause the American secondary school structure to go the way of the buggy whip and newspaper.
Enjoy betting on college sports while you can because within 10 to 20 years, entities such as the Florida State Seminoles, Penn State Nittany Lions and Washington Huskies will have gone the way of newspapers.
Higher education as we know it is poised to undergo a transformation that will render the brick-and-mortar university a thing of the past. With it will go sports teams.
The force behind this change, of course, is the Internet.
10 to 20 years? That’s bad news for playoff proponents, if true. By the time they’ll have gotten rid of the BCS, the whole shootin’ match will have faded into the sunset.