Dino's Week 6 Pitt Press Conference Notes / Depth Chart

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He's right.

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he eats for a lifetime.

Just make sure that you give the man the fishing rod!
He's right in his own experience. Sure.

How about this for an analogy.

Give a man a fish and eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime, pay a bunch of people to learn how to fish and catch all the fish, and everyone wins.

Players should be paid.
 

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He's right in his own experience. Sure.

How about this for an analogy.

Give a man a fish and eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime, pay a bunch of people to learn how to fish and catch all the fish, and everyone wins.

Players should be paid.

I'm not sure I understand. My biggest problem is that the value of education is so discounted when this topic is raised.

My second biggest problem is presumption that the individual players drive the income. In fact, it is the program - the brand itself - that drives the income.

But that is another discussion.

Suppose it is decided that college players should be paid.

Do we eliminate scholarships and require the player to pay tuition?

If not, does the walk-on player who gets no scholarship get paid?

What about the scholarship player who does not play/letter - should he get paid?

Should a spot player be paid the same amount as a star player?

Should there be a salary cap?

Do all college athletes get paid?

It may have visceral appeal but the application would seem unworkable.
 

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I'm not sure I understand. My biggest problem is that the value of education is so discounted when this topic is raised.

My second biggest problem is presumption that the individual players drive the income. In fact, it is the program - the brand itself - that drives the income.

But that is another discussion.

Suppose it is decided that college players should be paid.

Do we eliminate scholarships and require the player to pay tuition? No.

If not, does the walk-on player who gets no scholarship get paid? No.

What about the scholarship player who does not play/letter - should he get paid? Yes.

Should a spot player be paid the same amount as a star player? Yes.

Should there be a salary cap? No, but everyone in the P5 should decide so it’s 1 number for all scholarships.

Do all college athletes get paid? No. Just the ones that drive revenue (Basketball, but mostly Football)

It may have visceral appeal but the application would seem unworkable. Not at all.
 

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I'm not sure I understand. My biggest problem is that the value of education is so discounted when this topic is raised.

My second biggest problem is presumption that the individual players drive the income. In fact, it is the program - the brand itself - that drives the income.

But that is another discussion.

Suppose it is decided that college players should be paid.

Do we eliminate scholarships and require the player to pay tuition?

If not, does the walk-on player who gets no scholarship get paid?

What about the scholarship player who does not play/letter - should he get paid?

Should a spot player be paid the same amount as a star player?

Should there be a salary cap?

Do all college athletes get paid?

It may have visceral appeal but the application would seem unworkable.
A lot of solid questions but my main point is this

The value of an education maybe hasn't changed all that much.

But college athletics and their revenues have exploded.

Take someone like Bear Bryant. Highest paid coach in his time and most would agree he is the best coach of his area and maybe of all time.

In 1956 he signed a 10 year deal and it seems that he made around 175K a year.

That's 1.4 million in today's money.

That is what a top notch COORDINATOR makes today.

All this money that was brought in was used to pay all these coaches and admins and facilities and blah blah blah and then act like they couldn't have figured out how to pay the players.

It's a weak argument.

They could follow an Olympic model and be done with it
 

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