Major-college football coaches, on average, are making nearly $1.5 million in 2011, an increase of approximately 55 percent since 2006. See USA Today, “Salaries for college football coaches back on rise.”

“The hell with gold,” higher education lawyer Sheldon Steinbach says. “I want to buy futures in coaches’ contracts.”

This obscene jump in compensation for big-time college football coaches comes during a time when “minor” college sports are being cut or scaled back and academic departments on college and university campuses are witnessing cutbacks as state education budgets are slashed.

Can you say warped priorities?

Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans


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