Arizona State just lost its athletic director to the deeper pocketed University of Texas and its president is wondering where he goes from here.
“I am looking for people committed to the model that we’re trying to advance,” he said. “Obviously there are other models. There are models of $6 million football coaches. Maybe that’ll soon be $10 million. For me, I don’t think that’s the way for college sports to go, but at the same time I’ve got to keep the team on track, and have to keep the positions filled in a very, very rough and tumble market.
“If the only path to athletic success is the same path as professional teams — more and more money like the Yankees model — then where does that leave us in college sports?”
Judging from what the NFL has pulled off, it should leave you making plans to go lobby Congress. An antitrust exemption would come in mighty handy about now. Added bonus: even the
losers reformers think that’s the way to go. Socialism, for the win!