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Escalation is a human trait otherwise known as no self control. So it is what it is. Between coaches salaries and the LINC rent, seems TU spends more than is reasonable considering the limits it’s donor and fan base intake can provide. BTW, just how much do TU’s coordinators make? I’ve said it before, TU is never going to be a big money school for sports so it has limits on reasonable expectations. The powers-to-be just keep coming up with new ways to solidify and increaase the gap between the different levels to garner more and more of the money for the top teer. TU is doing just fine in the AAC. If it all blows up at some point, so be it – another example of human excess.
Chuck Heater made 400k only because daz went to Lew Katz and got permission. That was the last time Temple had a big time coordinator. I’m sure Collins, like Daz, knows a big-time DC who he can bring in but he’s handcuffed by money. Now we have to settle for the Kennesaw State LB coach as our DC next year. It may work out but, like most things in the G5, it’s a crapshoot.
Mike as you know I said years ago that TU should drop football. The costs are astronomical and absent an invite to a P-5 league, the Owls are doomed to fail regardless of what they spend or do. The administration, as usual, doesn’t see the futility of the situation because if they did, they would be planning to do something drastic like starting a men’s lacrosse team, which would make them attractive to the ACC both because every ACC school doesn’t play it and because of ESPN’s TV lacrosse deal. They also should be kissing Kevin Negandhi’s butt given that he now is their prime anchor and might be able convince his bosses to “suggest” to the ACC that they offer TU membership because of the large TV market. Right now, TU can run as fast as it wants, but in the end they are not getting anywhere and likely are losing ground.
Strength coaches in the SEC pull in seven figure numbers as well.
Correction on that. $500 g’s.
Mike, you make a lot of excellent points (although even within the P5 the stratification is very real) and it’s pretty much why as frustrated as I’ve been with RU’s situation since the summer of 2015, I’ll take it in a heartbeat because as the old saying goes,’you have to be in it to win it’. I actually felt for you guys a bit (but also thought it was very telling) that you won 10 games and your conference crown but still didn’t finish ranked in the Top 25 in 2016. Eventually that takes its toll on the eyes and minds of recruits. I remember reading somewhere a few years ago that Rhule said in a discussion once that one big obstacle he was facing at TU was that a lot of good recruits would come in for visits, like everything, but wouldn’t see it as ‘big-time football’. In many ways the AAC still carries a number of the problems that plagued the Big East- upper teams are quality, but the drop off is huge and there’s struggles at the turnstiles at TV sets.
Best sign of the pecking order within the P5 itself was that Vandy lost its head coach to Penn State. I hate the fact that college football eats its young and that a great school like Vandy cannot sustain success because money talks and bullshit walks.
…the UNC and Baylor-type situations make my blood boil. Run fake classes for decades or cover up felony charges/ crimes? If you make the NCAA money apparently it’s a-ok…
With all the $$ they’re saving on not paying assistance coaches & support staff. Temple should have enough money to pay off the Philly politicians and build that OCS in 2 years,
Larry, as I said, TU only has so much to spend to begin with. They’re not “saving” money, they’re already at or beyond their limit of what they can spend. You can’t compare TU’s spending with what the big-boys spend and split the difference.
Mike, actually Vandy has plenty of money given their solid alumni donor capabilities. I think their problem is that they’re cheapscapes – they limit their spending. Their stadium after expansion years ago is only @ 40K. But really, there are differences in which schools are considered top jobs and not just because of the salary but reputation too. PSU is top teer situation and Franklin wanted to “come home” to one of the top jobs (I admit, salary included). I’m sure he isn’t looking ahead to bigger and better as long as he keeps winning he’ll be another Paterno as far as longevity. TU will never be like that. And will an OCS help move them up? The student body at large doesn’t really care and they still can’t beat top MAC teams. Sorry, but it’s the truth…..
I’d agree with your statement about the top MAC teams if you said consistently beat them. Owls would hold their own against them.
“They got no-neck oilmen from Texas… college men from LSU
Went in dumb, come out dumb too
Hustlin’ ’round Atlanta in their alligator shoes
Getting drunk every weekend at the barbecues
And they’re keepin’ the N&^%) s down…” – Randy Newman
I like Temple’s Golden Rhule: “Give up-and-coming, hard working coach a chance to succeed. Owl football players and coaches will always be loved and appreciated. “
Our next HC is gonna be Al Golden or come from the FCS.
Or, get a top HC from the MAC. They know how to win and would come-a- runnin’ for Temple’s salary range (assuming they don’t get invited by a P5 school). Why dip to the FCS unless it’s a proven guy like from Nova? Golden saved TU football but was otherwise very mediocre here and at Miami. But right now? Let’s see how Collins does in 2018!