“We’re going to take the highest paycheck, because we need the money.”

Louisiana-Monroe’s Todd Berry gets down to the essence of mid-majordom:  need paycheck, will travel.

“That’s the way it is, and we kind of knew that coming into it. We’re not funded very well, which has been pretty well documented, so we need those checks, and generally the people who tend to pay the most money are the ones that can’t get games.

“Whether it’s Georgia or Alabama or Oklahoma or Texas A&M or Florida State or TCU, they tend to pay the most money. You don’t have a ton of control over your schedule, because they pay the most money, and you will play them whenever they tell you to play them. We’re also talking to Tennessee for somewhere down the road, too.”

And since I’ve always been a sucker for gallows humor, I can’t let this pass:

Louisiana-Monroe traveled to LSU, Kentucky and Texas A&M last year, which caused sixth-year Warhawks coach Todd Berry to joke Monday about not getting an invitation in July to SEC Media Days. Perhaps an invitation will be awaiting next summer, because the Warhawks not only open Saturday at Georgia but visit Alabama on Sept. 26.

Man, that’s a tough September for anybody, let alone a Sun Belt squad coming off a losing season.


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6 responses to ““We’re going to take the highest paycheck, because we need the money.”

  1. Macallanlover

    But Phil Steele has their NG as an All American, tough for a center’s first start. No rating shown for the long snappah.


  2. Cousin Eddie

    An honest, at least on this front, AD, didn’t know they made those anymore.


  3. 69Dawg

    The real question is how many Georgia kids are on their team. The teams with a lot of Georgia kids are always motivated to show UGA what they missed on.


  4. Mayor

    You know, I really hate these lower division schools that send their players out to be slaughtered just for the money. They ought to send their ADs onto the field to get run over by the opposing team when they take the field, too. Make those bastards feel a little pain too for the green to pay their paychecks at the ol’ alma mater.


  5. Castleberry

    This weekend must be like bowl season for MAC and SunBelt teams.