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Mike, totally agree with your statement “Fans at places like Temple and Memphis are sick to death of this cycle and cannot be expected to do things like renew season tickets.” Just becoming too tough for programs like TUs to build any consistent success with this constant coaching and player turnover. I mean NFL teams are more stable in both regards.
The NFL figured this out in the late 1950s with a really brilliant formula, i.e. help the lower tier teams with the draft and realizing that everyone up lifts the sport up. (They also banned hometown television unless the game was sold out 48 hours in advance and created a culture of fans actually going to the games.) After Alan Ameche scored that touchdown to beat the Giants in the 1958 championship game, Pete Rozelle didn’t say: “Geez, you know what would be great? Let’s give the Colts and the Giants every good draft choice and screw the other 14 teams.” That’s what made the NFL great. College football has gone in the opposite direction since the 1990s.
College sports is now a microcosm of the competitive, greedy economic system in America. The Venezuela crash was caused by such a system pushed hard by Milton Friedman of the Univ. of Chicago and was based on total greediness for the few under the osposis of “a free market economic system. (Look it up if you don’t believe it). It caused havoc with what had been a more fair, middle class society and was brought about by coups, murders and torture all for the sake to wrest control of the finances for big corporations, financial institutions and the rich and sponsored by the U.S. government and those same corporations – it all happened in South American and Africa countries primarily. Anyway, here we are doing the same in college sports for the sake of the already rich programs. Sorry for such a downer history lesson….and yes, it’s disgusting!
After a full recruiting season, TUFB is still seeking more than 1/2 dozen scholarship players.., wow
College Football today is Capitalism w/little government regulation to offset the cons
Not much we can do. Heck, we can’t even lobby our Uni Pres…,
Back at the ranch, TUFB needs OTs!https://247sports.com/college/temple/Season/2023-Football/ScholarshipDistribution/
People have no idea of what ‘capitalism’ is and what it does. This has nothing to do with Football rules anyway.
Geez people, get it right. The hatred of our country is propelled by people with learned ‘behaviors’, a brilliant plot by the far left has taken seed. IN addition this problem called ‘capitalism’ is that ‘capitalism’ is no longer in effect here, as the Government has been taken over any years ago by ‘certain financial interests and power groups’ who have usurped ‘capitalism’ to their insider benefit. NIT in College Football is just the NCAA board raking in the $$$. The REAL problem is the NCAA, time to strip them of powers.
Not sure if you mean certain “institutions” have superceeded capitalism, but capitalism by definition is alive and well in America (and elsewhere). It breeds greed, getting in the way of caring about anything else but money and excludes any sense of decency and moral behavior – ie: ruining the environment and uncaring about societal cooperative needs, including what college sports (especially football as the biggest money maker) used to be. Amateurism and being satisfied with athletic grants-in-aid are out the window anymore.
The real problem is the NCAA. They ceded their power to the Power 5 football schools and they should have not gone down without a fight. They were in charge of regulating this thing and now it’s The Wild Wild West.
The proposal here is to emulate the NFL model. If you’re in the SEC or the B1G or even the Big 12, why would you ever agree to that?
The idea that there is an oncoming train that will run the big schools doesn’t stand up when you see the TV deals conferences are getting. Even AAC got a big increase in their last deal.
CFB now resembles English soccer. Power leagues at the top and a food chain for the rest. Players and coaches moving up and down on regular basis.
There is a way that TUFB can move up that food chain, but it would require a major shift in thinking in the BOT. Perhaps the next president can bring it about. I’m not holding my breath.
The BOT fired the last uni president who had a vision for Temple Athletics. Theobald was a Dorothy away from Kansas, but he did want more for TUFB than the current BOT. smh
I will give some credit here. I don’t prior BOTs would have signed off on moving on from Carey and McKie and some of the other coaches since the new AD came on board. So they should get credit here.
But commitment – as Nick Saban would define it – means getting on the radar against brand name opponents, becoming relevant in TV ratings, and finding a path above the AAC.
But how many BOT even go to games? Were any at the home BB game against Houston? Biggest Temple BB game in recent memory. All BOT should have been there.
Jim, you are most likely correct. As long as the money train keeps rolling along, and even increases, the power/money grab by conferences and schools will continue also. Good to hear even the AAC is getting some more – Temple can use some extra to pay Lurie for rent!
Now Evans just entered the portal.
15 TU players have entered the portal since Jan 1st, and most have not been replaced.
The depth challenge is getting worse. Two/three deep glaring needs: OT / WR / RB / DE / CB
IMHO we have quality depth at SAF, DT, TE, OG, and QB. Every other position needs help.
No way this roster finishes the season w/6 (+) wins without filling the holes.
Drayton and company have much work to do, the cabinet is shallow and trending bearish.
Dae Dae Hunter from Liberty entered the portal on 4/20. If Temple doesn’t go hard after him someone at the E-O is smoking weed. 820 yards and 15 touchdowns is twice as good as anyone we had against a 2x better schedule than we had.