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If they want to be considered a big time program, they might start coming close in paying some of these guys. This is why smaller conf schools lose guys. There is no reason why UW should be in this situation.
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
BUCKNUTS 21 self trolling.
The Big10 has to be close to, if not the most profitable conference with the network. Maybe they will start spending it when other conferences start passing them by.
The number 1 priority of almost every school in the Big Ten is be a world class academic/research institution. Football, while being a great source of revenue, is not what the university lives and dies by. Paying coaches double what we do (say that comes out to an additional 2-3 mil a year) to win a couple more games is not the where those who run the university want to spend money. They still see 80,000 people in Camp Randall every Saturday.
Like today, when Bielema says Wisconsin "wasn't wired" to pay/retain good assistants, we're not. Do I wish we paid more? Sure. But frankly, the academic reputation of Wisconsin is what helps me succeed in my life. Look at who cares about academics in the SEC... Vanderbilt. How's that working out?
This post was edited by wlowry 16 months ago
wth does paying assistants have anything to do with academics?
Read the story about what they are doing about the hiring. What the school has to know is if it wasn't for the football program, there wouldn't be lady sports and most male sports. To keep doing that, more money is needed. Why do I get the feeling that the school and the boosters are in the same boat where that wouldn't know their ass end from a tight end, but yet want to tell the football people how to do things.
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