“Something’s gotta be done.”

“The NCAA, they run these commercials about student-athletes,” Edsall said as his Huskies began their August training camp last week. “It ain’t a student anymore. It’s just athlete.”


Edsall played quarterback at Syracuse in the late 1970s and has been a head coach for all but one season since 1999. He said the time demand put on players and the amount of money generated by college sports has evolved to make the old system “archaic.”

“When I played, you played 10 games. You were home for Thanksgiving. You weren’t there in the summertime,” Edsall said. “Now the demands are [higher] and the money is available.”

It really isn’t that difficult to acknowledge that times have changed, and changed for good.  Well, unless you’re Mark Emmert.



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5 responses to ““Something’s gotta be done.”

  1. MDDawg

    “Edsall, who makes a base salary of $1 million per year…said there are no coaches who deserve to be making $7 million or $9 million per year.”

    If he keeps this up, he’s bound to have an “accident”.


  2. W Cobb Dawg

    So we’re not going to see promos of student athletes pouring liquids from one beaker into another beaker? Isn’t that what all our parents thought we were doing at college?

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  3. I think there should be more mandated down time personally.


  4. Cojones

    That “home for Thanksgiving” didn’t apply to the UGA vs Tech game. Not only did the Varsity play each other on Thanksgiving weekend, but the Freshmen had a separate game that weekend. And it became THE game to televise in those days of “Good Ole-Fashioned Hate”.

    Ah, for the “Good Ole Days”.