Another “Silly Season” in college football is almost over. Thank heavens.
Oh, there are a few gaps that must still be filled-Oregon looking for a replacement for Willie Taggart and SMU searching for someone to follow Chad Morris, but for the most part, college football can now concentrate on the insanity of recruiting and the glut of 40 bowl games that will soon be upon us.
But let’s take a look at some of the events of the past few weeks in which the myth of football being a game for the benefit of the “student-athletes” was unmasked in a world dominated by huge salaries for coaches, disregard for contracts and an assortment of other “”are you kidding me” moments.
Six new (almost half of the league) coaches in the Southeastern Conference, which remains the benchmark for influence in college football.
In an inmates running the asylum moment at Tennessee, bloggers, tweeters and a fan base took control of the kingdom for a few days. There was a palace coup in which the athletic director was fired for doing his job. Fiscal irresponsibility ran rampant, resulting in Tennessee playing nearly 20 million in salaries for coaches and administrators who were fired and the school will also probably wind up paying for a coach who wasn’t hired (at least not officially) The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.