Sports in general is a way for the public to act out our tribal instincts that they supress to control us.
Even if you are not an athlete & you go to one of these universities. Your professors that teach these student athletes are complicit in the scam & you are supporting them therefore you also deserve all the debt you incur. You get what you pay for & you are paying modern day plantation owners & the careers of their co-conspirators.
They are indoctrination factories & the professors know this. They just want the paycheck. No interest in educating. This doesnt apply to all degrees. Undergrad degrees are mostly bullshit though.
The highest paid employee in most states is a university sports coach. The professors that “teach” unpaid student athletes provide them with minimal education while taking their salaries from paying students going into debt – many who are attracted to the colleges by the sports teams.
You may have heard that the highest-paid employee in each state is usually the football coach at the largest state school. This is actually a gross mischaracterization: Sometimes it is the basketball coach.
Based on data drawn from media reports and state salary databases, the ranks of the highest-paid active public employees include 27 football coaches, 13 basketball coaches, and 11 dorks who aren’t even in charge of a team.
So are my hard-earned tax dollars paying these coaches?
Probably not. The bulk of this coaching money—especially at the big football schools—is paid out of the revenue that the teams generate.
So what’s the problem then? These guys make tons of money for their schools; shouldn’t they be paid accordingly?
There are at least three problems.
- Coaches don’t generate revenue on their own; you could make the exact same case for the student-athletes who actually play the game and score the points and fracture their legs.
- It can be tough to attribute this revenue directly to the performance of the head coach. In 2011-2012, Mack Brown was paid $5 million to lead a mediocre 8-5 Texas team to the Holiday Bowl. The team still generated $103.8 million in revenue, the most in college football. You don’t have to pay someone $5 million to make college football profitable in Texas.
- This revenue rarely makes its way back to the general funds of these universities. Looking at data from 2011-2012, athletic departments at 99 major schools lost an average of $5 million once you take out revenue generated from “student fees” and “university subsidies.” If you take out “contributions and donations”—some of which might have gone to the universities had they not been lavished on the athletic departments—this drops to an average loss of $17 million, with just one school (Army) in the black. All this football/basketball revenue is sucked up by coach and AD salaries, by administrative and facility costs, and by the athletic department’s non-revenue generating sports; it’s not like it’s going to microscopes and Bunsen burners.
But wait. I looked up my coach’s pay in a state salary database and he wasn’t on top. What gives?
Most of these databases include only the coaches’ base salaries, which are drawn directly from the state fund. This is how you could be led to believe that Virginia’s offensive coordinator earns more than its head coach.