The next time somebody whines in your presence about why college professors and administrators make less than football coaches, point them to this handy FAQ from the SEC Network:
20. Will there be academic programming?
There are no dedicated blocks of academic programming planned at the outset of the network, but there will be opportunities to promote the academic and research accomplishments and reputations of SEC institutions within the live event programming of the network.
C’mon. I sat through some pretty riveting lectures in my day, let me tell you. Of course, maybe that’s just me.
They could always cut the baby in half by creating a reality show that follows a few athletes around as they go to class and work with their tutors. Call it “The Sausage Factory”. No?