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Bread and circuses.......priorities in 2012.
It's the price of big time programs for basketball and football. To bad they aren't producing type of teams that justifies these types of salaries.
What a surprise!
Two sports coaches and an administrator. Nice priorities.
Smith and Kill oversee the two highest producing revenue products at the U, so what's your point?
Kewl! We got our priorities in order. The U of M ranked what, about 51st overall in land grant U's in academics. We got no football, no schoolin' but maybe U can make NCAA hoops circus so all is kewl. Please, please, raise taxes to put more into the black hole aka U o' M
Not exactly news. Football and basketball coaches are pretty much always the highest paid.
The problem is that our football coach should be the highest paid staffer at the U of M not the basketball coach. At most major universities, the football coach is the highest paid employee. This isn't the case at Minnesota because Maturi paid top dollar for a basketball coach when he should have spent the money on a football coach. Maturi was an idiot. In addition, do you think they're writing articles like this one in Tuscaloosa, Alabama or College Station, Texas? The answer is an emphatic no. Our biggest problem in Minnesota is liberalism!
At other colleges, those salaries are more ridiculous. But then they win something now and then at most of those colleges. No one should become a millionaire running crippled athletic programs - in the case of football, irreparably crippled. Can't they get a coach to take the Gophs to a lame bowl now and then for 500 grand?
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