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Nov 20, 2012 8:32AM
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You cannot fault the coaches for making this kind of money.  If myself or anyone else in this blog were offered this money, we would take it in a heart beat.  A university is still considered a business which means it needs to make money in order to sustain itself.  If these coaches are making the universities money (and in most cases they are) than why not pay them.  If my boss came to me today and offered me a 100% increase in salary, I would say "thanks". I wouldn't say "No, I it's not right and it's too much".  And I would believe that everyone would say the same thing.  Those that say different are not telling the truth.
Nov 20, 2012 2:17AM
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College Coaches are paid by the Boosters not the Colleges. They do have a base rate they receive from the Schools though.-- How would you like a job that has that much pressure ? How would you like to have journalists follow you to work and scrutinize everything you do.
Nov 19, 2012 9:18PM
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Hard to take the academics of a college seriously when it pays the professors with phd's barely enough to live on (I even know some who are on food stamps), while paying sports coaches ridiculous sums of money.
Nov 19, 2012 8:53PM
Nov 19, 2012 8:04PM
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Well they probaly got to the top and all the fame and glory and expensive houses and cars and etc;;;   They probably bet on the other teams(gamble),they probably all got their own booky do their gambling for them. Greed is what this is.Poor people that are homeless,jobless and they sit on their butts and get richer and more greedier.  If it weren't for people watching football,spending money going to football games and gambling on football games they wouldn't be so rich and live so high on the petal stool.  Watch out cause greed will get you in trouble,it's called KARMA biting you in the butt. So be generous to your fans and people less fortunate then yourself and give and help others OR KARMA will get you.
Nov 19, 2012 8:02PM
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Another reason I've lost all interest in college football.  All about money, nothing else.
Nov 19, 2012 7:17PM
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This is just the tip of the worldwide economic crises iceberg; greed induced insanity and stupidity empowered by apathy because people dont care about anyone but themselves.
Nov 19, 2012 6:41PM
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The level of hypocracy that people can live with is stunning. I contend football scholarships are worth nothing their value is at best an accounting value. Real cash money that coaches and schools divvey up verses the imagined cost of allowing a kid to attend classes that would take place anyway regardless if he played football or not. Combined with the fact the kids get expelled if they trade tickets for beer money.The wife with the8500 sq foot home comment that 'she did the best for the program'?! is the worst bit of self-serving nonsense I've ever heard.
Nov 19, 2012 6:24PM
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 irony to all this is after a pro football basket ball or baseball careers 8out of ten of these athletes are broke and homeless within 3 years after there  career is over it's so funny how it all plays out at the end at how stupid most of these players are .and hmmmmm how they managed to graduate collage lol no one will ever know.ya coaches and schools have very bad morals .some of the greatest athletes that earned millions of dollars at this point I have never earned that kind of money in my life but am better off then they are .its so ironic and schools should be ashamed to know that there ex students are so dumb 
Nov 19, 2012 5:20PM
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Now you know why coaches are willing to overlook children being raped!
Nov 19, 2012 4:56PM
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and we wonder why college costs so much ..with student loans our kids will be in debt the rest of their lives
Nov 19, 2012 4:15PM
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Ahhh…The true essence of institutional slavery.  Massa can live in the big house and the needy athlete slaving on the field can’t even receive a pair of shoes from someone who actually cares. Or a few dollars to help out while in school.

Nov 19, 2012 3:51PM
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Wow, Rodriguez, it was worth losing those games in Michigan if the tradeoff is your luxurious pad in the Arizona warmth.
Nov 19, 2012 2:10PM
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If having an impressive home for the coach is important to the football programs at these schools, then the school should purchase a home that is used by the coaches during their tenure.  Another option would be limiting the entertainment facilities to a location on campus.  Most campuses have rooms and even buildings that can be used for events and entertaining.
Nov 19, 2012 1:28PM
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I believe the NCAA should put a cap on what a university can pay a coach.  When the highest paid employee of a state is usually a college basketball or football coach it's nuts.  Now before people start going off about free enterprise these coaches make out like bandits on their endorsements and speaking engagements.  Not to mention when they get fired with time left on their contracts all the money they get from that.   Yep the NCAA wants to dictate everything then they should dictate coaches salaries also.

Nov 19, 2012 11:34AM
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He will earn it all when his Roll Tide beats up on Notre Dame in the National Championship game.
Nov 19, 2012 11:34AM
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I wonder what the Dean of Harvard business school, the Dean of Harvard school of Pharmacology, the Dean of Harvard law, the Dean of Harvard medical, The Deans of all the Ivy League colleges,The Dean of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and many other colleges that emphasize learning what price of homes their Deans can afford to live in. The Ivy league schools have football programs as an after thought. They don't make money for these schools, they actually lose money when all expense factors are added to the bottom line. MIT does not even field a football team. Look at the graduation rate of the above schools and compare to the football powers and you will be amazed at the ratio. Even better, look at the IQ scores of the students of these schools and really be amazed. College is for learning and when student loans exceed a trillion dollars, what are really getting for your money. A Harvard, MIT ar any Ivy league school degree is the door opener for your lifelong earning power. Just think what Harvard does with the income from their endowment fund which exceeds twenty five billion dollars every year.

Nov 19, 2012 11:33AM
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Amazing that these blow hard coaches can live in these types of homes while a large percentage of the students are working 2 minimum wage jobs just to pay rent and eat.  How do these people sleep at night.  Apparently they also don't feel guilty as they don't have a conscious.  You can peddle your crap to others who believe that college sports bring in revenue.  Then why do colleges keep raising tuition each year?  As another poster said JoPa lived in the same modest home for years. 
Nov 19, 2012 11:11AM
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Funny how JoePa lived in the same modest home for all the years he had coached at Penn State, but these coaches need to live in ridiculously extravagant homes to show what a big man on campus they are. And for what ? Oh, we went to the Holiday Bowl last season !
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