Will nobody think of the academics?

The horseshit here, she is epic.

College football is racing headlong into a coaching crisis. Experience is headed out the door. Men who have been in the game for decades have had enough of a taste of the new model of college football to know they don’t like it.

Asked point blank if he expects an exodus, Todd Berry, the executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, said, “Oh, absolutely.”

“There are certainly a lot of coaches throwing up their hands and saying, ‘This is ridiculous. This is absurd.’ And it is,” Berry said. “It is completely off the rails.”

That’s what revolutions are supposed to do. Revolutions upend the old way of doing things. The old model, where a coach went into a living room and promised Mama he would see to it her baby got a college degree, is about as relevant as black-and-white television.

“The idea of actually having a conversation about the academics at the school?” Berry asked. “That’s just a waste of time because nobody wants to hear anything about the school…

Yes, coaches being paid millions are threatening an exodus from the profession because nobody wants to talk about academics with the guys who specialize in convincing their players to take a course load best suited for not interfering with practice time.  Todd, quit pissing down our legs and telling us it’s raining.

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14 responses to “Will nobody think of the academics?

  1. Remember when first-ballot hall-of-fame pissbaby Dabo Swinney said he’d leave the profession if players ever got paid? How’d that turn out?

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  2. uga97

    What a fine old soul, an upstanding representative of the AFCA. People are throwing their arms up when the money of the sport keeps expanding? Gosh sounds like he’s got a little self awareness to learn this week.

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  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    He’s got a point. In all this chaos of change there’s no less chance of another Jan Kemp type thing. With all the money floating around I’m surprised an offended faculty member hasn’t started a lawsuit yet.

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  4. Derek

    Why should we ever complain about things getting worse when they weren’t exactly perfect to begin with? 16 year olds wanting to get paid and not caring about getting an education is exactly where we ought to be if coaches are rich and one or more of them interfered with a class schedule issue.

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  5. jim1886

    AMEN BROTHER

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  6. If you run an organization that has negative press everyday for years on how you’re screwing things up, you might want to consider fixing it rather than blaming those most affected by your screwups.

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  7. TripleB

    Where are all these coaches going? The NFL can’t hire them all. The head coaches and most senior assistant coaches are usually the highest paid public employees in their states. Are they going to give up their salaries and coach high school, or start another career? If so, they better downsize! I’m bettin’ they don’t actually join the real world.

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  8. 123 Fake St

    Where do I sign up?

    I played football at a high level years ago, understand the strategies and concepts, and currently make a living in financial sales.

    I have zero empathy for these coaches.

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  9. mg4life0331

    Senator, Saban has been crying a lot lately and I’m anxiously awaiting the snark. I’ll hang up and listen.

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  10. godawgs1701

    I fully believe that the NIL shift is enough to push coaches who were already thinking about retirement or moving into off-field roles because of the recruiting creep towards 24/7/365 to go ahead and do it. And I have zero doubts that every single coach is at the very least annoyed by having to work on NIL with recruiting if not fully 100 percent turned off by it. But where are they going to go? There are 32 teams in the NFL and each of them currently has their coaching staffs fully built out. Not everyone gets to go play in the pros. You don’t have a mass exodus without a place for the refugees to head to, and the last I checked there aren’t a lot of major college coaches or coordinators lining up for the pay cuts they’d be taking for the USFL or arena leagues. So, give me a break, Todd.

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  11. Skeptic Dawg

    I guess we first go to define what college football is as of today? Is college football an opportunity to better one’s self academically and athletically via a scholarship or just athletically? With the current pay for play model we are witnessing, should we include financial betterment as well? When a high school player sits down with pen and paper to compose a pros and cons list where does academics fall? My guess is the order is 1) upfront money 2) quality of program/coaches and way down the list at #37 you get to academics. Is this new? Probably not, but with said pay for play the cash plays an even bigger role. I dislike what we are watching play out before our eyes. This is not the college football that I fell in love with.

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