jim tressel is a good football coach.
if you remember, before he got there, ohio state had the same fine talent, but not the same fine results.
jim tressel wins a lot of games.
he beats michigan; he never loses to michigan.
he also won a division 1-AA championship at youngstown state.
he did run afoul of the ncaa when he was at youngstown state, virtually unheard of in 1-AA.
somebody was involved with a car dealer(college football players and car dealers seem to get on very well).
of course, tressel denies any knowledge of the arrangements or staff involvement.
you can always predict behavior when somebody who is worth a million a year to your program, and the rules say you cant pay them, somehow or another there will be a leak in the dike.
his uncle will be hired, or something.
economics demand it.
some of the rules for the athletes are so dumb.
WHEN YOU GIVE A PLAYER A JERSEY, IS IT HIS, OR ISN'T IT?
IF IT BELONGS TO THE PLAYER, IT SHOULD BE HIS TO SELL.
if it does not belong to the player, tell him that it is his to use, but he cant have it.
we discussed earlier why athletes are not employees of the universities.
the current arrangement doesn't hold the university's liable for workmen comp benefits.
THEY SHOULD ALLOW THESE GUYS TO EARN OUTSIDE INCOME.
perhaps they could sell their memorabilia.
that should apply to the best player on the team, and the least.
if these guys could sign endorsements, it would bring much of the underhandedness above board.
that room and tuition for 4 years is pretty good compensation for most, but isn't fair for the super stars.
WHEN YOU CONSIDER THEECONOMIC BENEFIT OF A STAR PLAYER, AND GETTING THE SAME REWARDS AS THE LAST GUY ON THE BENCH, IT'S NOT IN ANY WAY REFLECTIVE OF THE ECONOMIC VALUE THE STAR CREATES.
if college players could do endorsements, few could do national ads.
tebow could, or andrew luck, and a few others.
lots of guys, or groups, could do local or state endorsements and appearances.