I think the technical term for this is “wishful thinking”.
“Hoping the coaches themselves and their agents have the ability to recognize what we’re all dealing with nationally and internationally, which impacts every facet of our business and hoping that even in the most successful situations there’s a recognition of that and find a way to work together: Can we do an extension with no pay increase and those type of things?’ Ingram said. “’We want you to be here and we want you to be our coach. But goodness sakes, look at what we just dealt with from this past season whenever that is.’ I’d like to think there will be an understanding.”
Jimmy Sexton hears “goodness sakes” a couple of times and I’m sure he’ll melt right on the spot. I’m surprised no AD has thought of that before.
I think the technical term for this is “reality”.
“There’s just so much unknown,” Blair said. “If we have a football season, I think everything is back to normal. If we don’t have a season, I think a lot of ADs will try to go back to the negotiating table and rework contracts.”
It will be fun to see which ones don’t. It’ll also be interesting to see what kind of concessions the Sextons of the world bargain for when those negotiations start.
Pollard believes college athletics is “killing the golden goose.” He was referencing NIL issues ahead of the NCAA’s announcement last week, but his point in terms of coaching salaries and buyouts rings true even after the announcement.
“We’re the only industry where the coaches make more than the players,” Pollard said. “We have no one to blame for the problem we’re in but ourselves.”
Pollard, a proponent of antitrust exemption for college athletics, went on to describe college athletics as having lost its way. With the COVID-19 outbreak ravaging the sport’s finances, he and some others nationally feel this is a time for reflection.
The technical term for that is “horseshit”. These people don’t do reflection well. Which is why they’re flailing around now.
“Compensation is a really complicated issue,” McMillen said. “There’s a lot of angst in the system about it.”
No shit, Sherlock. I can see why the ADs pay you the big bucks to lobby for them.